“I’M GOING TO MAKE EVERYTHING AROUND ME BEAUTIFUL—THAT WILL BE MY LIFE.”
– ELSIE DE WOLF
DON’T YOU WISH YOU LIVED THE LIFE YOU PINNED?
Recently, those wishes came true… at South Pond Farms.
Located in Bethany, Kawartha Lakes, is a magical place called South Pond Farms, owned by the lovely Danielle French. South Pond Farms is a venue perfect for day trips, corporate events, and of course weddings.
Ideally, I’ve always wanted a corny outdoor fairytale evening wedding — I’ve been planning it on my Pinterest for years. Anyways, although I’m not getting married anytime soon, it was nice to experience firsthand the South Pond Farms treatment which consisted of an unforgettable aesthetic, a friendly staff, and a mouth-watering brunch sourced from the farm and local area!
Of course I had to dress the part, so I showed up looking EXTRA in a Kimchi Blue lavender empire maxi dress from Urban Outfitters, and lace-up sandals from Call It Spring. I know what you’re thinking, but i’ll tell you what I told my Uber driver who assumed I was going to Prom— It’s a fancy farm, ok.
We started the day off with the “Hotter than Hades” signature strawberry mojito— I had 2 of course, plus a glass of white wine 🙂 We were then served delicious canapés in the garden which included Stinging Nettle Chèvre Truffle, BBQ shades of Gray Rabbit Rilette, and the Wild Leek Pide— sorry vegan friends, I couldn’t resist but try all.
For the main course, we had a fresh salad topped with Carlyle’s honey and pumpkin vinaigrette; Maple Smoked Beef Brisket with Silo BBQ Sauce; and Rhubarb Strawberry Shortcake made with Sumac Chantilly and Garden Peppermint Sugar for dessert.
Sorry, I ate all the food before I could take any pictures— Couldn’t wait!
After lunch, we visited the Iron Horse Ranch which is a beautiful work in progress not yet open to the public.
After spending the day at South Pond Farms, I grew to appreciate the culture and identity they built around the brand which focussed on nature, agriculture, and family. I felt very welcomed and at home. The rustic decor definitely helped.
Thank you so much for having me, and I look forward to the next time because I will be back!
Most importantly THANK YOU for the complimentary spiced honey— I AM ADDICTED!
All photos of me are taken by the beautiful Jessica Lam.
For more information on South Pond Farms, Please visit their website.