About South Pond Home

I’m Danielle French. I’m an entrepreneur, mom, writer, and podcaster. I left the city (Toronto) with my four young daughters and moved to a farm in Pontypool, Ontario. I founded a business from our farm, called South Pond Farms, a destination for authentic culinary experiences, weddings, and homemade food products. I hosted a Television series Taste of the Country formerly on Netflix and now on Apple TV. 

My girls grew up, I sold the farm and now live in a smaller community in a modern house with my dogs and partner Shawn. 

Here on my substack, I share my experiences about all the things I love: cooking, entertaining, decorating, entrepreneurship, mothering four adult daughters, playing pickleball and exploring. I’ve written three small format books based on menus and cooking from scratch and I consult for others wanting to start their own event businesses. 

Why subscribe?

If you subscribe to my newsletter, I promise you a monthly newsletter that is delivered into your inbox and that you can always find here in the archive. Posts will cover new recipes, ideas about decorating, tips and strategies for your small business and stories about life and navigating that next important stage of our lives and finding purpose.

If you become a paid subscriber, for $5.00 per month or $50 per year, you will receive more posts from me, more posts about all the things that I love writing about and you can participate in live chats and reader Q&As. I’ll also include bonus material like some of my weekly meal plans, holiday suggestions and decor ideas. 

I’ve been writing stories for over 10 years and this platform just seems like a lovely way to connect more meaningfully with my readers. 

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South Pond Home, started by Danielle French, is a Canadian lifestyle brand which embodies simple living, female entrepreneurship, creating beautiful spaces, delicious foods and connecting people through gatherings and events.