Dare 2 Dream Farm
Dare 2 Dream Farm
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Dare 2 Dream Farm is a producer processor of Canada's Natural Sweeteners. We produce honey and maple syrup based products. Our Royal Winter Fair award winning honey is raw,unpasteurized, minimally filtered. The Maple Syrup is Ontario syrup. We produce our syrup from a wood fired evaporator located in the Oak Hills Moraine. On the farm you can visit the animals, learn the history of the farm, go inside our winter bee room and see the start of our vinegar cellar. Bring a lunch and have a picnic in the country! We look forward to seeing you.
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Dena J
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We visited here as part of a farm tour. Great place, great story.. Great cows Brisket and Sirloin. The tasting was great and the products are tasty. Will definitely be back with friends.
Written October 13, 2018
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Thank you so much for the review. We will pass along your comments to the cows. Look forward to seeing you again.
Written October 14, 2018
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Petsitter4U
Oshawa, Canada105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
The best honey and maple syrup products in Ontario! Steve & his family have an amazing farm and fabulous products! They also have a bee observation area in the Sweet Shack! This is a great place for bringing groups; farm to table events, Weddings...a huge place for a special event. Best of all...Maple Infused Vinegar & Maple Candy Floss!
Written August 5, 2018
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Thank you for your kind words, and your visit. I am sorry but at this time we don't offer the barn out for weddings. We may consider it in the near future. We look forward to seeing you again!
Written August 7, 2018
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C A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
My husband and I visited Dare 2 Dream farm for the first time on June 30, 2018 and we are so glad we did. It is a family-run farm with a focus on bees and creating all-natural products from beeswax and honey, as well as maple syrup.

We were greeted enthusiastically by Steve and we started discussing the extreme importance of bees as pollinators and for the wonderful products they provide us with ... many of which can be purchased at the farm's store.

As it was quite quiet, Steve kindly took us on a quick tour of parts of his farm. We also had the pleasure of meeting the family's 2 very friendly and easygoing dogs during the tour ... Tucker and Lily.

And then we had the chance to see the inner workings of a hive from the screened-in viewing room. Steve went around to the hive side, donned his beekeeper gear and let us see inside one of the hives and showed us the racks with honey and the racks with baby bees waiting to be born. (We actually lucked out and witnessed this event for ourselves.)

There were also a couple of children there with their father, and Steve took the time to explain the things he was doing and engaged the children by asking questions and supplying neat facts about bee-related matters.

Now, on to the products in the farm store. We sampled delicious wildflower honey, tasty cinnamon honey, heavenly maple syrup, lovely maple vinegar and sinfully sweet "Maple Fluff" (their specialty ... it is like cotton candy in its texture but is made entirely from maple syrup, nothing else). I believe the Maple Fluff can also be found at some stores and markets in the area. They had honey vinegar and I think they had natural apple cider vinegar, as well. And, as I found out when we were paying for all the awesome things we purchased, I noticed they had beeswax lip balm so I had to get some of that as well (3 for only $10)! Oh, I also liked the brochures and pamphlets they had, with info on bees and how to attract them to your garden, etc. Keep in mind, these are the products I noticed, there may have been some things I missed.

And, near the end of our visit, we met Steve's wife, Patty, who was charming, engaging and helpful.

I love that this is a family-run farm, intent on creating all natural products. I also truly love the focus on bees. These creatures deserve our respect and protection. You can tell that all of the farm's animals are treated with care and respect.

Thank you, Steve and Patty (and Tucker & Lily), for a lovely time. And a big heartfelt thank you to the bees, too! Oh, and Patty, you were right, the lip balm is great!
Written July 5, 2018
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THANK you so much for your visit and kind review. We really appreciate the support!
Written July 28, 2018
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Wendy P
Orono, Canada47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
educational bee keeping, and wonderful maple vinaigrette products all home grown on farm. Family education and fun day out
Written November 10, 2017
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Thank you for your support! We really appreciate your review and are striving to make this the best agritourism experience in Durham East.
Written December 11, 2017
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julyOntario
ontario100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
Stopped by here on the recommendation of our BnB host (Woodland Gardens BnB). Great farm, got a tour by Patty of the beehives. Lots of bees buzzing around. Was treated to a delicious tasting of various honeys and local syrup. Bought some fantastic chilli honey, cinnamon honey, and honey mustard.
Written October 22, 2017
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FANTASTIC! We love when our friends of local business send visitors our way. Thank you for your kind review we really appreciate it!
Written December 11, 2017
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39sachaw
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
Wonderful fun family run farm. Great demonstration and explaintion on the bees and how the honey is made. I will be back soon to stock up on more honey supplies!! Thx guys
Written October 1, 2017
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Thank you very much for your review and visit! We look forward to seeing you back again soon.
Written October 2, 2017
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alpyyz
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
You'll not meet more gracious hosts than Steve, Patty and Tyler who provided fascinating and fun filled insights into the making of honey by their industrious bees on Dare2Dream Farm. The tasting room was a perfect reflection of their passion to produce exceptional products of outstanding quality. It was a brilliant and memorable birthday gift for our grandson on a perfect fall day in Ontario. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! The Powell Family.
Written October 1, 2017
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Happy Birthday Dylan! Your group was a real pleasure to have on the farm. We strive to produce the best products possible with Canada's Natural Sweeteners - Honey and Maple Syrup. We are so happy that your family enjoyed their visit. Stay tuned for some up coming events!
Written October 2, 2017
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Brian D
Whitby, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
Had a great visit with kids learning how honey is produced. The Maple vinegar is fantastic. Tasting area for products.

Written September 3, 2017
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Thank you for your review! We appreciate the kind words and your support.
Written October 4, 2017
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markrD2682JV
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
A welcoming and friendly experience for all ages. Lindy was our host the day we visited, she provided a very educational lesson on honey bees to my family. The products are second to none!
Written August 25, 2017
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Thank you for your kind review. We try very hard to give a good experience. The farm is constantly in change so be sure to come back and see it evolve.
Written August 26, 2017
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452heather
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
We visited the farm with our 3 year old and 5 year old boys in August 2017, the day Dare 2 Dream had an open house. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the kids enjoyed the visit (~1 hour). The kids saw bunnies, alpacas, goats, a sheep (popcorn) and cow (T-Bone). We saw how honey is extracted and sampled their maple and honey products, which are also available for purchase from their onsite store. We bought the Maple Vinegar to use as a salad dressing (don't need to add oil) - it is delicious.

They also have a giant sandbox which the kids wanted to use but it was a rainy day.

Overall it was a fun educational experience and we came home with locally grown products. The grounds are well kept and they also have a venue large shed building for special events (i.e weddings) which I wasn't aware of and it appeared to be well decorated. Krumbs (A local bakery/catering business was onsite as they bake with Dare 2 Dream products) - yummm!
Written August 7, 2017
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Thank you for your visit and review! Be sure to come back on a Sunny day so the children can enjoy the bee themed sand box! Love to see the children enjoying the farm.
Written August 8, 2017
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