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2014 Hours

We're open all weekend every holiday from August to November!

Market

early July for raspberries
8:30 to 1:00 Mon to Sat

Aug 2nd to Nov 9th
9:30 to 5:30 Sun to Fri,
9:30 to 6:00 Sat

Nov 13th to 30th
11:00am to 4:00pm

Corn Maze

Sat., Aug 2nd to Nov 9th
9:30 to 4:30, Sun to Fri 
and 9:30 to 6:00 Sat

Notes

1. Last walk through the maze starts no later than one hour before closing time;

2. Open all holidays including; Aug 4th civic holiday, Sept. 1st Labour Day, Thanksgiving Monday Oct. 13th

Twilight Walks

until 9:00pm Saturdays 
Sept 28th, October 11, 18, 25

Monster Hunt
 
(PLANNED & RAIN DATES mid  to  late October)


Our Community Activities
Presqu'ile Point Lighthouse Preservation Society 2014

Our charity this year is the Presqu'ile Point Lighthouse Preservation Society. They are hoping to restore the lighthouse which I thought would make a great maze.

Cricklewood Farm's Community Spirit - Fundraising and Donations

Community is important to us both locally and globally.


Our charity this year is the Presqu'ile Point Lighthouse Preservation Society. They are hoping to restore the lighthouse which I thought would make a great maze.

This non-profit organization was created in 2012 to repair and refurbish the lighthouse and to promote it as a heritage icon for our community to the thousands of our visitors.

The objective of the Society is to evaluate the condition of the lighthouse, determine the steps required to arrest deterioration of the building both internally and externally, and restore it to the beautiful, commanding presence it once enjoyed.


Habitat for Humanity 2013

We were excited to be partnering with  Habitat for Humanity Northumberland to help raise money for a new build in Colborne Ontario. This worthwhile organization's vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. They help financially vulnerable individuals and families build and buy quality affordable homes. We are proud to announce that we raised over $1600.00 for Habitat for Humanity in 2013.


Canadian Wildlife Federation 2012.
Thanks to our customers who went through the corn maze and some additional donors, we raised over $1500 for the Canadian Wildlife Federation's Endangered Species Fund. Information within the corn maze raised awareness about different species in trouble, including the American Badger, and about the CWF itself. Thank you all!!

Lion's Dog Guides
In 2011 we partnered with the Lion's Foundation of Canada for Dog Guides. Thanks to all participants we raised $1565.44 to help with dog guide expenses.

World Vision
In 2010 we partnered with World Vision to try and raise enough money to stock a stable for a deserving community or family. Thanks to all our maze goers and additional customer donations we were able to raise over $1300.00! Not only did we stock a stable but we also contributed three little piglets. Fantastic!! Thank you once again for your support!

Northumberland United Way
In 2007 we donated a percentage of our maze sales over one weekend to the United Way and over $400.00 was raised. In 2008 that amount increased to $675.00 and in 2009 we raised $700.00. Thank you for supporting our community!

Brighton Fire Department
Our fire department is a volunteer department and provides a valuable service to our community. With the objective of raising money for fire fighting equipment, we donated a percentage of our maze sales over the weekend for the beginning of fire prevention week in 2008. This resulted in $500.00 being collected. As well money was raised by the fire department itself by selling barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers. In 2009 we made $350.00. In 2010 the fire department was invited again to our farm and was successful in raising money through their barbecued cuisine. These results could not have happened without our customer's support. Thank you everyone!


Staying Green

Here at Cricklewood we strive to support and sustain our environmental resources.  Using the following practices we hope to reduce our environmental footprint.
        

ladybug Cricklewood uses no till practices in the fields. Fields are worked up less often leaving the residue from the year's crops to compost into the ground. This helps to maintain the organic content of the soil and leads to less soil erosion. Machinery used to till the fields is used less, thus reducing emissions and consuming less fuel.

ladybug Biodegradable plastic mulch is used for the pumpkin fields. These plastic mulches are laid in the fields in strips. They help maintain the soil moisture and stop weed growth. Because of this less spray is required to control weeds. Most of our weeding is accomplished using hoes. The mulches are made primarily from plant starches and are broken down by microorganisms in the soil.

ladybug Cricklewood is enrolled in the Quinte Integrated Pest Management program. Scouts monitor the levels of the different stages of harmful pests in the trees. Species-specific sprays are applied only when pest levels reach the highest thresholds. This reduces the number of sprays applied, reducing the impact to the environment, and encouraging beneficial insect levels.

ladybug An Environmental Farm Plan is in place at Cricklewood. This means we have attended workshops provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and have identified areas of environmental concern on our farm.  Three-year action plans have been prepared and are being executed with annual reviews.

Cricklewood Farm, 3km west of Brighton Ontario on County Road 2,
by GPS Lat 44.031500 & Long 77.773900
(613)475-4293        email: info@cricklewood.ca