Winter Frolic

January 14, 2017 to January 15, 2017

Winter is fun at Ross Farm Museum, this weekend join us for a sleigh ride, try some taffy pulling in Rosebank Cottage and enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate made over an open fire. Visit the farm workshop and sample some homemade ice cream.

Winter Frolic Update: Due to the mild weather we will be unable to offer sleigh rides this weekend, instead we will likely be able to offer wagon rides if the conditions aren't too icy. 


Sunday, January 15th

The Ross Farm Museum Winter Frolic is a family tradition in Nova Scotia - with sleigh rides, sledding, snow shoeing, and hot chocolate made over an open fire. This year, ACORN and Slow Food Nova Scotia are partnering with the Farm to bring one of the first 2017 'Seedy' Days to the event!  On Sunday, January 15th when your cheeks are rosy and you’re ready to warm up, drop into the Learning Center for a visit with Steph Hughes of ACORN (Atlantic Canada Organic Regional Network  ( and Chris Sanford, seed farmer with Yonder Hill Farm. They will be on hand throughout the day to amuse and inform you with activities and workshops  relating to the wonders of seeds! Then learn about the Slow Food Ark of Taste and the role that Ross Farm Museum is playing in this global Slow Food effort to save traditional and heritage foods.  All included in the day’s admission price. See you here!

Chris Sanford is a Lunenburg County farmer/gardener Nova Scotia based in Laconia.  She has been a seed saver for over 10 years and has worked with 150 varieties of vegetables, grains, and flowers at her farm.  She is also the Community Gardens Coordinator for the Town of Bridgewater, as well as the South Shore Seed Library Coordinator.

Ark of Taste is a Slow Food program. Find out about Slow Food in Nova Scotia and in the World: and

For additional information:
Joan Lenihan