Welcome to Springridge Farm, the charming family farm that locals and tourists alike flock to each year for seasonal fruit picking, tractor tours and local produce. Since the 1970s, the family farm has opened its doors to visitors, hoping to teach them more about farm life and provide a place to buy fresh, local groceries. At the Barn Market, step into a bustling nineteenth-century shop, where patrons can find unique clothes, quaint decorations and a slew of souvenirs. Pick your own produce from the farm’s various fields, housing cherries, apples, pumpkins and more. Purchase a delectable treat made from matriarch Jane’s cookbook, which has provided recipes for the bakery’s famous pies, tarts and muffins for 100 years. You can find hot food as well as prepared soups, preserves and breads to take home.
Located in the town of Milton, Springridge Farm is a sub-rural destination about 40 kilometres from the historic towns of Guelph and Hamilton and around 65 kilometres from the city of Toronto. This is an easy stop on the drive from Toronto to Hamilton or Guelph, along the 401, or when visiting Milton, Burlington or Mississauga. Springridge Farm is not accessible by public transit, but there is plenty of space to park at the farm.
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For 100 years, the Hughes family has kept the Springridge Farm in thriving business... and it hasn’t always been easy. Originally a sour cherries farm, the family had to pivot its focus when the cost of producing cherries rose and their market price fell. On a whim, Laura Hughes decided to open the farm to visitors for one summer, and they fell in love with the farm’s charming barn and its delicious cherries. Hughes listened to her customers, eventually using the barn to house the farm’s Barn Market. The tourist aspect of Springridge Farm has only grown since then, but it’s clear that this is still a fully functioning farm that generates delicious produce for the region.
Springridge Farm is a perfect fit for families, with a robust calendar filled with activities like tractor tours, games and corn mazes.
Throughout the year, Springridge Farm innovatively transforms into a seasonal attraction, like the annual Christmas Gourmet Shoppe in December. Santa comes to town so kids can pose for photos after decorating an ornament or a gingerbread cookie. Families can also pick out a Christmas tree grown right on Springridge’s property. In autumn, the farm offers the best selection of Halloween pumpkins and the spooky Boo Barn to get you in the Halloween spirit. Around the year, visitors can take barn tours to learn more about the history of Springridge Farm and the beautiful antique barn building. The resident ponies are available for riding for a fee, and a large playground offers plenty for kids to do while the parents enjoy a hot coffee from the cafe. Don’t forget to grab some tasty pickles or delicious pies to enjoy once you get home from a relaxing day at the farm.
Back in town, grab a bite to eat at one of Milton’s many contemporary restaurants offering fare from finger-licking chicken wings to upscale Italian pasta. With its proximity to six of southern Ontario’s most striking conservation areas, it’s easy to turn a day at Springfield Farm into a week enjoying Milton and the surrounding region. See stunning bluffs at Kelso Conservation Area or enjoy a challenging hike at the mountainous Mount Nemo Conservation Area. Hilton Falls Conservation Area is a great place to check out some of the region’s famous waterfalls, or spend a wintery day at the small ski field of Glen Eden.