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Green Valley
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 20
Persons: Varies - non-smoking
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 8602
Region: Ontario

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Last Updated: February 29, 2020

We are two long time friends who share common goals and desires for a simpler life, living on a fifty acre farmstead located between Ottawa and Montreal. We are in the process of restoring an old farm, reviving pastures and fields, and working towards self sufficiency. We grow fruit & vegetables, and run a business from the products made here on the farm such as felt hats, toques, mittens, sweaters, soap, jams, maple syrup and honey. We also offer classes to the public in fibre arts like knitting, weaving, dyeing of fibres, and others.


We have been welcoming Canadian and international travelers through various programs for over 15 years, and have had some wonderful times, and developped lasting friendships along the way. We truly enjoy sharing our lives and our love for the homesteading arts and are grateful for the benefits these opportunities bring as well as committed to working through some of the challenges that crop up as strangers become friends. Skills and experience are not as important to us as a wilingness to learn and a keen interest in taking an active part in our lives, in what we do, and supporting our goals.

Some of what we do is Clearing fields of brush and stones, clearing trails, roadways and fencelines, building and repairing fences, restoration and maintenance of buildings, cutting firewood, tending fruit trees, and other various homesteading arts.

Easy access by train from Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and all points in between. We are close to the St Lawrence river and several bike paths and hiking trails. We have hiking trails on the property as well, offering lots of possibilities to get lost for an afternoon of exploring and discovering the local flaura and fauna, including deer, wild turkeys, grouse and others.

reviews (20)
Helper: Aaron Stratmann Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 1, 2017
I stayed with Mitch and Lola for a Month and I’ve got to know the beauty of C... view complete review

Helper: Dylan Drendel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 3, 2016
I was only able to stay for a week at Cornerstone farm due to my travel sched... view complete review

Helper: Carl Hendric Scharf Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 27, 2016
Mitch and Lola are excellent hosts and moreover some of the most pleasant peo... view complete review

Helper: Kyle Draper Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 29, 2015
I spent four weeks with Mitch and Lola and I had a great time. They welcomed ... view complete review

Helper: William Alachiotis Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: February 20, 2015
At Cornerstone, I really had a wonderful time working on a farm for the first... view complete review

Helper: Jan-ole Oppenborn Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 19, 2013
I’ve spend 4 wonderful weeks with Lola and Mitch and it couldn’t have been ... view complete review

Helper: Gael cailler Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 29, 2012
Je suis resté 6 semaine avec Mitch et Lola. Ça a été 6 semaine incroyable. Le... view complete review

Helper: Guérin Yoann Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 24, 2012
Je voulais attendre d'avoir 2 autres expériences de woofing afin de pouvoir c... view complete review

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Helper: Léonard BAUDIN Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 28, 2012
I spent 4 amazing weeks in the Mitch and Lola’s farm, wonderful people. I a... view complete review

Helper: Dominic Gohla Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 18, 2012
I stayed with Lola and Mitch for around three weeks in April 2012 and had an ... view complete review

Helper: Christopher Jones Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 13, 2012
I give Mitch and Lola an A+ in hospitality.  They were well prepared f... view complete review

Helper: Paul Biller Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 8, 2012
I have been at Cornerstone Farm for 5 months. Being with Mitch & Lola is just... view complete review

Helper: Nicolas Mustiere Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 29, 2011
I stayed for a month at this place and I just have good words to describe it.... view complete review

Helper: Douglas stalker Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 22, 2011
Mitch and Lola are fantastic hosts, you feel very welcome the minute you step... view complete review

Helper: Daniel Coates Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: July 6, 2011
Mitch and Lola's farm was my first HelpX experience, and let me say, they set... view complete review

Helper: Scott Pacitti Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 20, 2011
Mitch and Lola's Farm I was warmly welcomed into Mitch and Lola's home fro... view complete review

Helper: James Douglas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: January 5, 2011
Mitch and Lola hosted me for December 2010, and I had a really wonderful time... view complete review

Helper: Naoya Terada Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: November 23, 2010
I recomend all helper to stay their house,I've stayed here for 3 week,though ... view complete review

Helper: Gabriëlle Leenhouts Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: October 18, 2010
I stayed with Mitch and Lola for a little bit more than 2 weeks. They welcom... view complete review

Helper: Holly Velazquez-Duffy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 5, 2010
Mitch and Lola are wonderful hosts. They make you feel right at home straig... view complete review

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