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Food is more than what you eat. Local food is part of the sense of a place and is influenced by the soil, climate and the farmer who grew it. As a community founded on agriculture, our heritage in food production runs deep. Explore ways to reconnect with the food and where it is grown.

Farms connect us to our rural legacy and provide beautiful landscapes to inspire visitors.

The Sweetest Smell on Earth: A Canadian Maple Experience

Journey to a corner of the diverse Carolinian forest for this exclusive, interactive experience on a farm owned by seven generations of the same family. Richardson’s Farm & Market is tucked away in the rural landscapes of Haldimand County. When you arrive at the farm, you’ll immediately be welcomed by the sweet smell of maple syrup. Discover the significance syrup has played throughout the years in Canada. Engage all your senses as you tap trees, collect and boil sap in a hollowed log, and take home a bottle of your very own pure maple syrup. A beautifully set rustic table awaits, with a mouth-watering meal prepared by a local chef to include touches of maple syrup throughout, and made all the more special with live musical entertainment.

A new stay at home experience will help you and your family tap your own trees and discover how to make your own maple syrup through a Backyard Maple Syrup Making Package available through Richardson’s Farm & Market.

Barn Sessions: Music & Dinner on an Organic Farm

At Shared Harvest Community Farm and Educational Centre, environmental stewardship and social responsibility are the name of the game. The farm grows organic produce in sustainable ways to protect the land, air, and water. Come out and enjoy live music in an intimate setting at the Barn Sessions while dining on fresh vegan fare grown on the farm.

Also ask about the Weed and Feed Nights – get dirty by helping weed an organic field while learning about soil and nutrition, and then enjoy a vegan dinner.

If you’re looking for a local dining experience that’s unique and unforgettable, you’ve come to the right place.

Learn to Cook from a Chef

Before Twisted Lemon Restaurant was even a glint in the eyes of owners, Dan & Laurie, they were sharing knowledge and educating hungry fans from near and far from the comfort of their very own kitchen. Now, more than 10 years later, Chef Dan’s demonstrational cooking classes fill the private dining room in the restaurant and sell out in a day when the new schedules are released.

Picnic on the Grand River

The Carolinian Café and Eatery offers its own farm-grown meat and produce, local fresh greens, and seasonal fruits. Its picnic experience offers a custom order of a perfectly packed picnic for two including a trail map to the Grand River where you and that special someone can take in the natural beauty of the quaint hamlet of Cayuga. Or take your basket to Ruthven Park National Historic Site and enjoy on the beautiful grounds of this stunning location.