With over 2,000 taps and growing, Backwoods is a local maple syrup producer out of Coldwater, On.
Bass Lake Farms (BLF) (formerly known as Bass Lake Market Garden est.2016) is the next phase of our growing project. Bass Lake Farms is a local family farm owned and operated by brothers Jacob (farmer) and Noah Kearey-Moreland their aunt Ruth and cousin James. Before buying a share in the Bass Lake Farms – Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) Food Box Program, please read, understand and accept the terms of this shareholders agreement. If you have any questions or clarifications – please don’t hesitate to contact us via email – email@example.com or by phone 705 309 9669.
Follow Waterview Trail and learn how Bass Lake park, a farm for more than 100 years, was transformed to a recreational area. Just west of Orillia – close to historic Huronia – it is a popular spot for swimming, hiking, fishing and boating. Its fields and trails are good for skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Bass Lake offers canoe, kayak, paddle boats and stand up paddle board rentals.
Locally Grown Flowers and Herbs: We offer a wide range of flowers, foliage and herbs grown right here on our farm in beautiful Oro-Medonte Township. Our Flower Farm is located in the beautiful Horseshoe Valley area with gorgeous views and easy accessibility from the surrounding cities and towns of Orillia, Barrie, Coldwater and Midland. Flowers are available for purchase daily in early spring right thru to Thanksgiving!
We offer an ideal Country Learning atmosphere for people of all ages. Our goal is to educate children and adults about farm animals, with a special emphasis on horses. Come and refresh your memories with us. We lease animals for display, and are the breeding farm for many tourism locations.
With 10 acres of flower fields, Bombshell Blooms is your ultimate summer day trip! Surround yourself with many different varieties of flowers, including sunflowers, for an experience that is unique to Bombshell Blooms. Bombshell Blooms offers a variety of activities! Buy a bucket, and fill it with your favourite flowers! Bring your lunch, and reserve one of our picnic tables – and so much more!
Brown’s Farm is located in beautiful Oro-Medonte Township, in the village of Dalston. This year, 2021, will mark the 59th year that the farm has been growing and selling Sweet Corn. The farm has been in the family for over 150 years and Scott and Connie are continuing the tradition of selling fresh Sweet Corn, that Scott’s parents started years ago. Sweet Corn is picked fresh every day, in season, with Bicolor (Peaches and Cream) and also Yellow varieties available. Hope to see you at the farm, please drop by and say hello and pick up a dozen or so of delicious farm fresh Sweet Corn. Open everyday in corn season 9 am to 7 p.m. In the fall, we also operate a Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch, offering a large selection of traditional large orange pumpkins, white pumpkins, and specialty pumpkins. Straw bales, corn stalks, gourds, and squash are also available. Pumpkin patch is open weekends 11 am to 5 pm.
Great fun for the whole family year round! Summer Produce Stand Right at the front of the farm our produce stand is easy to get to and has a great variety of fresh vegetables. We will have sweet corn, beans, garlic, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes. Also, you can pick up your favourite Mennonite jams, pickled goods and honey. It will move up to the barn when the Fall Festival starts and have fresh produce for all of your Fall entertaining and decorating needs. Summer Festival Chappell Farms offers our Summer Festival and Zoo! It’s an amazing place for kids and adults alike! We have all kinds of activities that have been altered to meet Covid-19 safety regulations. Come visit our animals, run on the hay bale run, ride on the tricycle track, walk our new walking trail and do a scavenger hunt. There is plenty of room to just run and play in the fresh air! Fall Festival From late September all the way until Halloween, Chappell Farms offers our Fall Festival! It’s an amazing place for kids and adults alike! We have all kinds of activities and there is also plenty of room to just run and play in the […]
In the quaint village of Coldwater, this small local outdoor market has been operating for many years on the property of the historic Coldwater Mill, built in 1833. The market provides locally grown products for residents and many cottagers to the area. The market’s opening in May traditionally aligns with the popular Lions’ Club Duck Race and the season runs through to the beautiful fall colours of Thanksgiving weekend. The market offers a variety of products including local fresh and organic produce, herbs, baking, preserves, honey, maple syrup, beef, pork and chicken. Also, be sure to check out the Coldwater Mill’s Local Artisan Boutique featuring more than 35 vendors inside the mill. Products include lettuce, onions, fresh herbs, , honey, perennials, potted annuals, rhubarb, stain glass articles, knitted goods, garden ornaments, wooden chairs and garden items, jewellery. Blog Feature: Five Fresh Farmers’ Markets in Orillia & Lake Country
Bryan and Melanie Ego and their young family are the proud operators of this Pick-Your-Own and fresh produce farm since 2011. Located at 82 Horseshoe Valley Road, E. (between Lines 7 & 8) at Coulson, the farm overlooks the rolling hills of Oro-Medonte. Coulson Ridge is a “sibling farm” to Ego’s Nurseries! Bryan is Kristin’s younger brother and they grew up working together in the family business. Coulson Ridge Farm produces a variety of farm fresh fruits and vegetables. The main crops include strawberries, asparagus, raspberries, sweet corn, tomatoes and garlic which are available seasonally at our Market shop (next to the greenhouses) and at local farmers’ markets. They also offer PYO (Pick-Your-Own) strawberries and raspberries in season.
Welcome to Davidson Estate Alpacas! Also known as the DEA. We are a newly founded farm with excellent quality Alpaca Cria and Alpaca fibre.
Ego’s is a garden centre for plant lovers! Open April-Oct. Our greenhouse and nursery features the best selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees in the area. Display gardens and Farm Market featuring our own farm fresh produce.
Freskiw’s are growers of quality baskets, containers, herbs, annual and perennial flowers. We have five convenient locations in Ontario to serve you in Kawartha, HWY 11 North, HWY 11 South, Coldwater and Sudbury.
Trail Rides Experience the beauty of our rich natural environment from the saddle, with a Boutique Trail Riding Experience here at Glen Oro Farm THE EXPERIENCE Your path will lead you from the stables into gently rolling fields of hay, from there it winds it’s way through a hole in the wall of trees and up into a forest of towering old oaks, maples, beech, pine, and cedar. As your path climbs through the forest keep your eyes peeled and wits about you – its not uncommon to see some of the wild residents of Glen Oro, such as deer, coyotes, rabbits, foxes, turkeys, and occasionally even the odd bear. Not to mention all of the smaller forest creatures! The sound of birdsong echoes through the trees, leading you up and up until you emerge into at an incredible vista. Our trail rides focus on creating a connection between you and your horse, emphasizing the incredible relationship between horse and rider as you move through the entire process of riding a horse – including the foundations of grooming, saddling, rider’s safety orientation, and grazing after your ride. We aim to leave our guests at Glen Oro with not only […]
The Golden Creek Bird Farm is located 150km north of Toronto, near Orillia on 100 acres of prime breeding grounds. The Farm centers it’s activities on breeding a fine line of raptors, used for the sport of Falconry, as well as training all kinds of raptor species for hunting or pleasure. Friedhelm and Dirk also concentrate their knowledge on breeding Australian parakeets, specializing in their most colorful mutations. Import – Export for over 40 years from and to countries all over the globe is one great service among others that we are providing for our customers. We look forward to seeing you at the Farm! Please contact us! Your hosts, Friedhelm and Dirk Hoesterey – Master Falconers
Old growth forests are wooded areas that have been allowed to mature relatively undisturbed. Within Grant’s Woods many trees are up to 200 years old. You can find this 1.9km, rare wonder just outside Orillia, on Division Road between Fairgrounds Road and Uhthoff Line. Download Grant’s Woods Loop Trail Map PDF
We provide a natural venue, hosting events for Naturalists, Instructors and Health & Wellness Practitioners. We are located in the Township of Ramara, approximately 20 minutes east of Orillia. We have 100 acres consisting of forest, meadows, orchards, a pond, and wetlands. We are suited for adult and family activities, exploring nature, offering nature immersion walks, learning about and tracking wildlife and hosting health fairs. We have ‘borrowed the land’ and it is our mission to protect this sanctuary, supporting and sustaining a conscious relationship with nature. We look forward to seeing you at the sanctuary. Your hosts, June Crinnion and Michael D. Elmer
ALL NATURAL BEARD CARE Why Go Grizzly? Grizzly Naturals Beard Co. is Canada’s top choice for all natural beard care products that don’t compromise on quality. Our products are handcrafted in the woods of Oro-Medonte using carefully selected natural ingredients that are not only effective – but good for your body. No fillers, no synthetic fragrances, no harsh chemicals. Give your beard the respect it deserves. Give it some Grizzly.
Peter and Jocelyn McArthur are the proud owners and operators of Heritage Estate Winery and Cidery, Barrie’s first and only boutique vineyard and cidery situated in the heart of Simcoe County. Heritage Estate offers beverages uniquely crafted out of 100% Ontario apples, free from additives or preservatives with less than half the sugar content of most larger commercial ciders. The sprawling estate includes a century farmhouse, tasting room, wedding venue and state-of-the-art on-site processing facility. Heritage Founded in 2014, Heritage Estate Winery and Cidery sprouted from the McArthur’s passion for wine. Peter learned the craft of cider making at Peter Mitchell’s Cider Academy at Cornell University which led to the planting of over 15,000 grapevines and 1250 fruit trees. Peter’s family first settled in the area in the 1850’s so it is no surprise that Heritage Estate features a century farmhouse in addition to over 20 acres of sprawling heirloom grapevines and apple orchards. The Process All production is on-site with state-of-the-art equipment providing superior quality and consistent taste. Peter’s experience as an engineering technologist with a business background in renewable energy gave him the confidence to invest in the production facility, providing Heritage Estate customers with the very best in […]
At Hewitts, we want your family to feel welcome. Come discover all the new fun things to do at the FUN farm! Summer Season is July 4, 2019 to September 29, 2019 Open every Thursday to Monday 10am-4pm (last admission at 4pm with the fun farm open for enjoyment until 5pm PLEASE NOTE: Excluding Holidays, the fun farm is CLOSED to the general public Tuesdays and Wednesdays $6.50 per person Thursday to Monday (tax included) Children under 24 months are always FREE Individual Season Pass – $30.00 (tax included) Season Pass – $113.00 (tax included) up to 6 family members/children under 24 months FREE For frequent visitors we recommend a Season Pass Valid from July 3 to September 29. Seasons passes include a coupon book of specials & discounts, includes admission to “A Very Hewitts Easter Event 2019” on Friday April 19 & 20, and “A Very Hewitts Christmas 2019” on December 8 & 9! Valid only for the 1st weekend of pumpkin season, September 29 & 30. Not valid in October NOTE: Debit and Cash Only Fall Season Starts Oct 2:Thursday to Monday 10am-4pm (last admission at 4pm with the fun farm open for enjoyment until 5pm PLEASE NOTE: Excluding Holidays, […]
Located in the heart of Horseshoe Valley, Ontario, our Yoga Studio offers a variety of Yoga classes and Workshops to suit your ever changing needs. Before or after Yoga, take a peaceful walk, through our private trails which we open to our Yoga guests. Complimentary to Yoga, we also specialize in the ancient healing art of Thai Massage. Your personal retreat is just a Yoga class away.
We’re proud to offer the highest quality, truly pasture raised meats you can trust to buy. From our family to yours, we put lots of love and careful attention in each item. We hope you enjoy each and every meal when you buy from our farm as much as we enjoyed raising it for you. Thank you for allowing us to be your source of local home grown food.
Gourmet farm fresh sweet corn, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, peas, onions, garlic and more. Wild Blueberries, peaches, strawberries, maple syrup and farm raised lean frozen beef. Gourmet Sweet Corn (peaches & cream and yellow) Come visit our farm pets!
KIDS FOR TURTLES Environmental Education is an educational and outreach organization based out of Orillia and serving the Simcoe and Muskoka regions. The group works with children, their families and extended families, seniors and all members of the community to bring a better understanding and stewardship to the environment around us. We were founded in 2006 and originally operated under the Twin Lakes Conservation Club. In 2007 we became incorporated and are now operating independently, with many successful projects behind us. We have many members, a board of directors and seasonal staff. Our group provides an opportunity for young people and their families to interact with nature in a positive learning environment that endorses a healthy active lifestyle. Despite our name, Kids for Turtles is dedicated to helping the environment and thus does not focus entirely on turtles nor do we only work with kids. We strive to improve our entire ecosystem by such activities as planting native plant species for butterfly gardens, habitat restoration along creeks in Simcoe Country, and through festivals such as the Butterfly count and Celebrate Lake Simcoe. Kids for Turtles is fun for people of all ages!
Located beside Lake Couchiching, we offer a variety of classes to suit your needs, from a Therapeutic Yoga – which integrates myofascial release, somatics, movement science and traditional Hatha yoga – to an Introduction to Hatha Flow, to an energizing, athletic Vinyasa-style Flow. We also carry ethically and environmentally responsible yoga clothing; yoga accessories; nutritional products and superfoods; natural, toxin-free skin care products; and local artisan jewellery.
Lavender Hills Farm is located on twenty-five acres just outside of Orillia in central Ontario. In addition to the existing hardwood and softwood forests, we now have a tall grass prairie that we created five years ago. Every year the prairie rewards us with an ever increasing floral display that contributes as a valuable resource for all our bees and other pollinators in our home yard. Orillia Farmers’ Market -Every Saturday all year ’round 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Photo courtesy of google images)
In the small ‘ghost town’ of Uhthoff in Severn Township (just 12 km from downtown Orillia as the crow flies), you’ll come upon Maple Grove Syrup. Within this 50-acre sugar bush of towering maple trees, we produce 100% pure maple syrup on a traditional wood-fired evaporator. Our trees have produced high-quality maple syrup for generations. We started producing maple syrup with 50 buckets and a large open fire. Today, our renovated sugar camp has a new 3×10 Dominion and Grimm evaporator. We operate with 800 to 900 taps: combining buckets, pipeline and tireless hard work involving the entire family. This includes our two young daughters and our beagle, Molly! SLEIGH RIDES IN ORILLIA & SEVERN TOWNSHIP Sleigh Rides are about 90 minutes long for up to 10 people. Regular days cost $200. Premium days cost $300. Premium Days are December 24, 25, 26 and 31, and January 1. A deposit of 50% is required, refundable if we cancel due to weather. Maple syrup is available at the sugar camp for purchase. Please select your date and time to book your reservations Book your sleigh rides here.
Our goal at McBride’s Organic Farm is to grow and provide fresh, farm food to our customers with the smallest ecological footprint possible. Locally grown food saves energy and helps to reduce the effects of climate change. Visit us at the Orillia Farmers Market or visit our website for information on our farm and how to place orders for Organic foods.
WELCOME Producing high quality maple syrup is an inspiring art that is learned only through extensive practice. McCutcheon’s Maple Syrup has been committed to perfecting this Canadian tradition since 1972. Our products have earned numerous first place ribbons at The Royal Winter Fair in Toronto – Canada’s premier maple competition – and we have twice been awarded the World Championship trophy. We believe you will agree that our Canada No. 1 Medium has world-class flavour. NEW fresh honey available at the farm-gate stand or local farmers’ market!
Located in the beautiful hills of Oro-Medonte Ontario, we produce quality Beef, Pork, and Maple Syrup from our family farm, founded in 1831.
City meets country at Orillia Fairgrounds. Local farmers, fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, honey, artisans and live music! FREE PARKING! Our mission is to provide a venue where local farmers, food producers and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related products directly to the consumer. The Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers’ Market encourages direct communication between consumers and growers, fosters social gathering and community building, and promotes nutritious food choices.
Our growers look forward to Saturdays on the Market, where they offer fresh-picked produce in season, and drug-free meats, with a variety of baked goods and ready-to-eat treats in a sociable atmosphere. Bring your family, meet your friends, shop the vendors, enjoy the talent of local musicians in the Market Cafe. The popular Orillia Farmers’ Market is one of the longer running farmers’ markets in Ontario with its roots going back to the 1840’s. This market continues to proudly boast of its range of locally produced foods as well as handmade crafts. At the height of the market season in July and August there are 50 to 60 vendors, some selling right from the back of their trucks.Vendors encourage their customers to support family farms and taste the real flavours of delicious healthy foods found at the market. It is good to know where the food you eat comes from; local is better for the environment and for you.
Stop by the Oro Fairgrounds Thursdays this summer for this new and exciting market as a partnership between the Oro-Medonte Chamber of Commerce and the Oro Agricultural Society. The market welcomes families to come and support shopping local as a community event that will bring people together.
Welcome to Quayle’s, a farm brewery unlike any you have ever seen. Our dream was to create a world class hop yard and farm brewery, where we could craft the finest beers, from start to finish. Quayle’s Brewery, is nestled in the hills of Oro-Medonte, Ontario between lower Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe, a short drive from Toronto and only 9 minutes from Orillia. With its peaceful surroundings, fresh air, and rich history, it is the perfect setting to brew our craft beer. We use our own spring water and farm fresh hops to create a lasting farm-to-glass experience. We overlook more than 12 acres of hop yards, sitting atop a picturesque hillcrest. Wanting to celebrate our local history, the brewery was built in 2016 as a re-creation of a 19th century local landmark, the Musical Barn. Our barn features a large outdoor patio, tasting room, acoustic lounge, and indoor/outdoor event space. It is here that our talented, local, award-winning brewing and production team refine our hops into a variety of outstanding Quayle’s beer. We have a pilot system and a full production system on-site, and offer new varieties of fresh beer regularly. Mix and match, and give us your […]
The Ramona Hall Agricultural Society hosts several events throughout the year including the annual fall fair, Ramona Winterfest, fall bazar and more.
At Rushmount Equine Sports, trainers are committed to the development and creation of innovative horse sport products and services. It is their philosophy and ambition to jump into the future of Equine Sport, providing their customer with amazing and the highest level of satisfaction! Great service and knowledge is very important to the trainers and employees! Camps are designed to help you learn how to ride, jump, and more! And to also have fun with your horses and ponies. Many activities take place during the summer camps such as theme days!. Crafts, horse snack baking, games, exercises, trail rides and so much more will be available to try and enjoy throughout the camp!
Saskia and Hans Sloeserwij arrived in Canada from Holland in 2008. As they adjusted to their new life in Canada, they found themselves missing the European style cheeses they grew up with. Back in Holland, Saskia and Hans created amazing cheeses using local ingredients and traditional European processes, but they couldn’t find similar products in Canada. They felt like the Canadian market lacked “authentic, traditional, European cheeses”. In an effort to fill a gap in the market, Saskia and Hans took it upon themselves to create those cheeses that they missed so dearly, calling their new business Say Cheese. Say Cheese uses the same process for its sheep cheese as is traditionally used for making Gouda. Their sheep cheese is produced as a medium firm cheese which is similar to the Dutch Gouda.
Exhibits and hands-on educational programs featuring live reptiles, amphibians and fish of Canada, and from around the world. Nature trails and outdoor programs about ecology and conservation. Small gift shop. Group rates for schools, camps, scouts & guides, etc. Located just outside of Orillia in Oro-Medonte.
SCOUT VALLEY is 2 km west of Orillia. You’ll find this 93 hectare nature park and former Scout camp, with its three trails each 2.0 km long. Here one finds a superb recreational and educational community resource with a Provincially Significant Wetland, a remnant of majestic white pine, two substantial areas of hardwood bush and various land forms to catch your interest. The three trails inter connect, although you can start and finish each one independently, from three separate parking lots. Walking is mainly hilly of moderate difficulty. You can see the old retreating Ice Age Lake Algonquin shoreline, that covered much of south central Ontario formerly and gave us much of today’s topography, an interesting study to follow up on. Enjoy this year round trail by walking, hiking or snowshoeing. See Simcoe County Loop Trail Map
We are a combination of two seasonal businesses at Shaws. Our Maple Syrup business has been in operation since 1904 and we are still tapping some of the same trees that we made syrup from over 100 years ago. Our catering service specializes in tasty food for outdoor parties. We grill with maple charcoal at your location and look after all your guest’s needs. Shaws Maple Syrup is a generational Maple Sugarbush/Pancake House open daily Mid February to Mid April 8-4 pm with horse-drawn weekend wagon rides and marked walking trails throughout the sugar bush.
Simcoe County provides the perfect conditions for maple syrup production. Visit our local maple syrup producers for fresh, authentic Canadian products!
At the Steamy Kettle we take pride in the old fashioned ways to make the best tasting, award winning maple syrup. Our farm is located on 25 acres of prime Ontario sugar bush with over 5000 available trees to tap. Our family started production of maple syrup in the early 1840’s, and we are still using the tried, tested and true ways to produce quality maple syrup, and are proud to say we have taken home many awards in the past for the quality and taste we are able to produce. Call for a full list of availability or stop by the farm when you see the steam rising.
We are a family-run business since 1980, located in Oro-Medonte Township. We have won ribbons at the Royal Winter Fair over the years. We take pride in making the best syrup possible. We also buy bulk syrup. Please call for availability of syrup in the off season. We have a large variety of fancy glass and maple butter, maple sugar, maple jelly, homemade 100% pure maple BBQ sauce, maple toffee, maple lollypops, and our mouth-watering soft maple fudge. *New* strawberry maple syrup! Made with real maple syrup and real strawberries. MMMMMM MMMMMM good!
We love our customers, so feel free to visit us at The Fifty Acre Garden on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings, from late June through October! Due to the intensive nature of our work, farm visits are by appointment only. Thank you for your understanding.
The Couchiching Conservancy protects more than 11,000 acres of ecologically significant land in the Orillia region, either through direct ownership, partnerships with other organizations such as The Nature Conservancy of Canada, or through conservation easement agreements with private landowners. We help protect the natural features of this region for now and for future generations. For a full listing of the properties the Couchiching Conservancy protects, copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://bit.ly/1tcFKvC
The Farmgate is home to Farmgate Carvings, Harrington’s Maple Syrup, and Meadowsweet Soap Works. Bert Harrington creates unique chainsaw carvings of bears, and can do custom work on site. The Harrington family makes delicious maple syrup every spring from their maple bush just outside of Brechin. Lori Harrington crafts unique artisan soaps in a variety of seasonal fragrances and beautiful molded shapes.
Unleash the adventurer inside at Treetop Trekking Barrie, and find out why they were voted Ontario’s Top Outdoor Attraction in 2017! Located in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country at Horseshoe Resort, the park is only an hour’s drive north of Toronto and just minutes outside of Orillia & Barrie. Release your inner monkey and enjoy outdoor adventure for the entire family. Climb from tree to tree on a series of games like wooden bridges, balance logs, Tarzan swings and zip lines during a 3-hour zip line and aerial game trek for ages 9+, or on the smaller Discovery Course during a 1.5 hour visit for ages 5+. Short on time? Take an exhilarating ride on the 1000ft Big Zip, or take a leap of faith on the Adrenaline Jump free fall experience, both available for ages 9+. Treetop Trekking is the perfect activity for fun family outings, group adventures, school trips, or corporate team building. Open April through October annually. Reservations are required, and although booking well in advance is recommended, bookings can often be made for the same day if needed.
Wye Marsh is the place to escape, explore, and experience nature up close. Located in the Heart of Georgian Bay on 3,000 acres of National & Provincial Wildlife Area, your natural adventure begins at Wye Marsh. The Centre includes 25 km of hiking, biking and skiing trails, an amphibian and reptile display hall, canoeing and kayaking routes, an observation tower and boardwalks, birds of prey display and shows, educational programs and guided ecotours throughout the year. There are great opportunities for wildlife viewing and birding, including seeing the magnificent trumpeter swan. Certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike. Wye Marsh is approximately 30 minutes from Orillia. Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WyeMarshTV