UNCOVERING WELLINGTON COUNTY- CIRCLE FOUR FARMS
By Chris Tiessen
If you ever get the chance to visit Ron Chauvin’s Circle Four Farms, go. The farm’s 115 acres includes some of the most serene countryside you’re ever likely to tour. But that’s not all. Texas Long Horn cattle graze alongside Gypsy Vanner horses on fertile pasture. Free range Artisan Gold turkeys strut near pens of Tammworth pigs. And still ponds and meandering streams cut across grassy fields and picturesque forest groves.
Circle Four’s primary business is its horses and horsemanship centre – including a 31-stall facility, an 80 x 120-foot indoor riding arena, a large outdoor sand ring, a round pen, and acres of trails. The farm’s ancillary enterprise is its grass-fed Texas Long Horn cattle, which Ron started raising (mostly for friends and family) eight years back.
Like so many of the outstanding farms and exceptional local food businesses that dot Guelph and Wellington County, Circle Farms is a partner of Taste Real – a Countywide program that helps promote local food and creates lasting and valuable connections among food businesses, consumers and farmers in the County of Wellington.