meet our family
We are the new owners of the former Bailey's Strawberry Picking Farm in Caledon, Ontario. Campbell's Cross Farm is a sunflower farm located on 60 acres of rolling hills right off King Street in the heart of Caledon. we are one of the largest sunflower farms in Ontario growing over 700,000 sunflowers each year.
As a young family we felt it was important to raise our family in the country and on a farm. In a world where technology can take us away from the little things in life, this farm has allowed us to grow closer to nature and each other.
We are a sunflower farm that grows 30 plus acers of sunflowers, 700, 000 sunflowers that bloom each year in August. We believe in using organic processes in our vegetable garden. Food and family are what we live for and we hope you can enjoy a small part of our farm during our seasonal events.
meet our lovely ladies
Our free ranged brown hens are the most social chickens you'll ever meet. You may see them walking around the farm, peaking in to say hello during a yoga class or staying nice and cool in their coop. Be sure to say hello during your visit! You may even be around when one of our kids decide to open the coop and allow your children to take a turn getting up close and friendly with one of our ladies!
Visit our Bees & take home some Raw Sunflower Honey
What we Value
We have 26 bee hives nestled in a cove attached to our mature maple tree forest. The hives face east allowing for early morning sun which gets the bees up & working early in the morning. The afternoon shade helps the bees to not overheat and stay cool after a long day of work. We specifically chose this location with our hobbyist beekeeper Peter Best as the perfect location as it was previously a bee area when the former Bailey's strawberry farm existed. It now provides the bees with 700,000 thousand sunflowers in August, protection from the winds with the surrounding tall maples which makes them happy! It is a beautiful location for them to live, grow & make delicious raw sunflower honey! You will notice the difference in the taste of our sunflower honey compared to other types of honey. If walking around the farm and noticing the bee yard always remember to keep your distance as they are very bee-zy working!
-We have approximately 50,000 bees in our 2 strong hives and approximately 30,000-50,000 bees in the additional 24 hives located on the farm. That's a total of approximately 7,072,404 bees!
-Each hive has 1 queen who lays between 1500-2000 eggs each day
-Bees in the summer live for 6 weeks and winter bees live for 6 months
-Bees in the winter surivie as a colony, they are a very social insect that clusters to stay fully alive and operating in the colder months
-Bees make honey for their winter food, as long as there is nectar in their environment they don't touch their honey in the summer months
-All the bees that collect nectar and pollen are female & called worker bees
-Males bees are called drones and their sole purpose is to mate with queens in the neighborhood from other hives
-In a single hive with 50,000 bees there may be approximately 2000 male drones and 48,000 female worker bees
Fun Facts About Our Bees
what we value
We have designed our farm on 3 basic words
that we live by every single day.
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved."
The Japanese secret to a long and happy life. A reason for being. The thing that gets you up in the morning.
Check out this video below for an explanation for Ikigai.