A few words about us

About Us

We are a family run farm, located in South Gillies, ON.

Rob and Janice Groenheide opened Walkabout Farm in 2011.   After moving the pork and lamb production to our farm we continue to work closely with Tarrymore Farms, owned and operated by Bill and Jenny Groenheide.  In 2018 we expanded to include milking sheep and cheese production.  We currently milk our sheep seasonally and with the help of the Thunder Oak Cheese Farm produce 3 different types of cheese including a local feta style cheese.  We are excited to continue to grow and expand in this new venture!

Growing up in South Gillies, ON, Rob spent many years working on his family's farm before attending the University of Guelph for a diploma in Agriculture.

Janice was very involved in agriculture while growing up on her family's sheep farm.  She was very active in both 4-H and her local agricultural society.  After attending the University of Guelph for Agriculture and Conestoga College for Paramedics, Janice moved to Thunder Bay and currently works as a paramedic as well as on the farm.

We both enjoy being able to work on the farm and love sharing those experiences with our three daughters Avery, Marissa and Brynn.