Did you know that 20% of the world’s vegetables are grown in Chatham-Kent? This has given rise to their slogan “We Grow For the World.” Chatham-Kent is proud to be the number one producer in all of Canada when it comes to carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, green peas, pumpkins and tomatoes. Plus, Chatham-Kent is home to the largest fresh water commercial fishing port in the world in Wheatley!
Looking for locally brewed craft beers and wine? Look no further than Chatham-Kent’s Corks and Kegs Trail! The area is home to four award-winning wineries and breweries providing excellent tasting experiences. Visit Early Acres Estate Winery, Red Barn Brewing Co., Sons of Kent Brewing Co. and Bayside Brewing Co.
In the summer months, you can roll out the blanket with a picnic basket full of fresh farm market goods or enjoy tasty takeout from one of our local CK restaurants. Come winter, there’s no shortage of restaurants to satisfy your cravings. Stop at Chatham Breakfast House and Grille Churrascaria for Portuguese food and you can’t beat the roasted chicken wings at LA Roadhouse in Bothwell or the frog leg special at Central Tavern in Pain Court. Whether you’re looking for traditional comfort food or a new culinary adventure, Chatham-Kent delivers!
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Shop for local produce at one of three farmers’ markets in the area: Ridgetown Farmers’ Market, Sons of Kent Second Friday Market, and Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market all summer long and discover the local variety at the many roadside farm stands throughout the region.
“Awaken Your Spirit” – the 2021 TIAO Innovation Award winning Chatham-Kent signature experience, offers a three hour Ojibwe Spirit Horse encounter giving you the opportunity to learn about the historic Ojibwe Spirit Horses, their connection to the First Nations People, as well as learn about First Nations and Métis cultures.
“Pick-your-own” adventures await as you fill your baskets with blueberries at Parks Blueberries, strawberries at Pardo’s Berrie Farm, or peaches at Greatview Orchards. Is there anything better than fresh from the field?
Chatham-Kent is home to over 20 ice cream shops. There’s a downloadable Ice Cream Trail map that includes all the sweet spots where you can grab a delicious cone or cup. You can also explore the Chatham-Kent Bakery Trail to discover unique local bakeries and bake shops dotted throughout the many communities in Chatham-Kent.
Exploring the Region?
Here are a few great places to start.