Ashraful Khan • Nov 14 2021
Johnston’s Cranberry Farm is a beautiful farm experience— especially in the autumn, during the cranberry harvest!
We started our day with a wagon tour.
Contrary to popular belief, cranberries are grown in soil— not in water…
… it’s only when the cranberries mature that the field is intentionally flooded.
Cranberries have pockets of air inside the fruit so they float— making it easy to collect.
After the wagon tour we headed to the cranberry plunge — the most popular attraction at the farm!
You put on hip waders— provided by the farm— to take the plunge.
… Here we go!
Next we decided to try some cranberry wine.
Cranberry wine is a bit tart but can do well as the base for a sangria.
If you’d like to explore at your own pace, there are trails throughout the farm.
Muskoka can be chilly in the fall so there are fires to keep you warm.
There’s also a store that sells a variety of cranberry goods.
The farm is located about 2 hours north of Toronto in Bala— the cranberry capital of Ontario. It makes for a fun day trip. 😊
It’s best to visit during the cranberry harvest— which starts two weekends before Thanksgiving and carries on to the end of October.