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What better way to spend Valentine’s Day then doing something truly unique…

Cooking Classes with Danielle of South Pond Farms

The perfect evening escape in the winter.

Create a romantic meal from scratch, including traditional

pasta and two sauces – a twist on classic recipes.

Enjoy the results with your own beer or wine.




Source: https://thekawarthas.ca/event/cooking-classes-with-danielle-of-south-pond-farms-3/ 

You might remember I have written about South Pond Farms in the past.

In 2006 Danielle French bought a 60-acre farm in Pontypool – a big decision considering she had four young daughters. The farm was in need of major repairs and rebuilding. She did not have a clear vision of what she wanted to accomplish exactly, but one thing led to another and the dream took on a life of its own.

The barn was in shambles, but the kitchen was created first. After all, it was going to be a source of income. The farm began to flourish, producing vegetables that could be sold and used for her unique culinary events.

Danielle now offers farm to table dinners and events that connect her farm to the local community. If that were not enough, she is the host of the Taste of the Country on Netflix.

You can visit the farm for lunch and hike the trails; have your wedding at the farm; enjoy cooking classes or learn how to make a wreath; plan and design a kitchen garden…

Another unique series of events are the ‘Full Moon Suppers’ – “The Full Moon Suppers are served in different locations on the farm and celebrate the close ties between traditional agriculture and lunar rhythms.” 

Mark your calendar for Full Moon Suppers in May, June, July, August and September.


Source: https://southpondfarms.ca/product-type/full-moon-supper/

But Valentine’s Day comes first! Make your reservations now to enjoy Cooking with Danielle. Cost is $90. Two dates available: Feb 14th and March 21st.

Tickets are available for workshops at


South Pond Farms

1020 Gray Road
Pontypool, Ontario L0A 1K0 Canada

PHONE: (705) 277-1649

WEBSITE: http://www.southpondfarms.ca/


Source: https://southpondfarms.ca/designyourescape/



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Where can you go to enjoy farm events such as farmhouse feasts and full moon suppers; workshops in cooking, crafting, bread making and floral arranging; trails for hiking and skiing; roasting delicious pastries over a winter fire; and plan your country wedding or host a private event?

The answer is South Pond Farms. They deliver  “Experiences that connect you to agriculture, enjoyment, learning, and inspiration.” 


 Source: https://www.facebook.com/southpondfarms/photos/a.330021410382100/1972867652764126/?type=3&theater 

Danielle French is the founder and owner. It all started just 10 years ago, as a small food delivery business and has grown into a culinary destination – plus lots more!

The property is over 60 acres of land tucked into Bethany Hills. While there you can enjoy a farm fresh lunch and baked goods – proof of the strong connection between the land and the food that is grown.  Take your purchase to go, sit and enjoy it in the kitchen or by the fire. Reservations are recommended though!

News of a good thing usually spreads by word of mouth or social media – and it certainly did in the case of South Pond Farms. But there is one more way that people are discovering everything the farm has to offer – South Pond Farm was discovered by Netflix. The creator of a new DIY channel, Makeful, was looking for a unique location to build a series around – South Pond Farms was perfect.


Source https://southpondfarms.ca/about/media/our-show/ 

The series is called “Taste of the Country .” Special event planner Danielle French hosts memorable moments at her idyllic farm, where guests enjoy fresh local ingredients and handcrafted décor.”  

I peaked at the trailers for some of the episodes. If Episode 2 is an example, you will want to watch the whole series. The Trailer opens with Danielle showing first-hand how they will prepare for 80 guests for a Texas Barbecue Supper Club. Check out the trailers of each show at https://southpondfarms.ca/about/media/

And don’t miss any of the upcoming workshops, such as this one for flower arranging. They sell out fast!


Source: https://www.facebook.com/southpondfarms/photos/a.330021410382100/2101478709903019/?type=3&theater

South Pond Farm is open now for the Fall and Winter from Thursday to Sundays, 11 – 3.

1020 Gray Rd,

Pontypool, ON L0A 1K0

Phone 705-277-1649

Email connect@southpondfarms.ca.



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The timing of Valentine’s Day is perfect – right in the middle of one of the coldest months of the year, smack in the middle of winter. A great opportunity to forget the cold weather and take your special person to one of the great restaurants or special events happening in the area.

Love Beer? Love Food? Then you might want to make reservations for the Valentines Dinner at Smithavens Brewing Co. Join Kevin McKenna, the Chef and owner of Hunter County Cuisine & Wine Bar for a three course beer pairing meal sure to showcase his amazing menu coupled with the freshest local ingredients.

Tickets are $60 plus tax and are available by calling 705-743-4747.


Dinner and Axe Throwing Anyone? Yes, you read that correctly. For something completely different, you can engage in what the Peterborough Axe Club refers to as, “The world’s greatest pleasures: delicious food and chucking axes!” 

This one of a kind event will include a catered, sit down meal, followed by an evening of axe throwing.

The meal is mouth-watering! A Moroccan-styled menu including spiced organic chicken, spicy pork skewers with pomegranate glaze, winter vegetable tagine, traditional scented pilau and a surprise for desert.

And don’t worry! You don’t need any experience as coaches will show you how to throw your axe!


Tickets are $65 and will NOT be available at the door. You can get them at the Club at 280 Perry Street, Unit 1 in Peterborough. Call 707-768-2846 for more information. 

Great Food and Jazz. If beer tasting or axe throwing is not for you, how about a lovely evening including a special Valentines dinner menu and a concert featuring the sounds of 4 Up Front.

The special event takes place at South Pond Farms, 1020 Gray Rd Pontypool, ON L0A 1K0. Call 705-277-1649 for more details.


And there is more! Check out The Kawarthas’ website at http://thekawarthas.ca/valentines-day-peterborough-kawarthas/

to find more happenings in the area for Valentine’s Day including afternoon tea, concerts and a special meal just for cheese lovers!





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South Pond Farms is one of the Kawartha Lakes’ best-kept secrets. Nestled in the rolling fields of Bethany Hills, South Pond Farms provides breathtaking scenery and excellent accommodations. It is an ideal and picturesque location for weddings and other special events.


Their unique wedding venue – complete with a charming barn, fields and pond – would provide a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony, reception and photographs. The knowledgeable staff can provide a variety of options to choose from, including some great ideas for outdoor weddings or small weddings. Their in-house event planning team can simplify the planning process by taking care of food and flowers. They can also recommend suggestions for music, entertainment and photography.


But if planning a wedding isn’t on your to do list South Pond Farms also offers farm fresh dinners, group workshops, corporate and special events.

The South Pond Supper Club is a fantastic way to experience local fare presented in unique ways. Menus are posted online two weeks prior to the dinner and they are always happy to accommodate gluten-free and vegetarian diets. Upcoming Supper Club events include Where the Wild Things Are (May 21st), featuring locally sourced wild greens, and A Trip to the Greek Islands (June 25th), which features a Mediterranean themed dinner.

Other upcoming events include concerts, fashion shows, an art show and sale, and a variety of workshops including concrete sculpting, pottery pit firing, and silk scarf dyeing. At South Pond Farms they’ve created workshops that combine local interests with Bethany’s uniqueness: artisanal food and cooking classes, art and culture, and more. Bring together your group for an unforgettable opportunity to learn something new!

And even though spring has sprung, preparations are already underway for their annual Christmas in the Country event being held on Saturday, December 5, 2015. This is worth noting since you have to book early! You can join them for a festive family day of tree decorating, ornament making, winter hiking, and snowshoeing. And because it’s a South Pond Farms event you can be sure there will be delicious food and drinks such as mulled wine, German sausages, homemade delicacies, and maple snow taffy.

If any of this has piqued your interest South Pond Farms’ website offers delicious local recipes, an FAQ section, and contact information. Signup for their mailing list or request an information package today!

South Pond Farms, 1020 Gray Road, Pontypool, Ontario L0A 1K0 705-277-1649



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