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Celebrating the Harvest of Ontario’s West Coast

Huron County is the most agriculturally productive region in Ontario, so fall around there means harvest season. Plan a trip to enjoy the breathtaking fall colours and the abundance of fresh produce grown on Ontario’s West Coast.



HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?

Visit an apple orchard for some fresh, crisp apples and delicious cider.


BLAKE’S APPLE ORCHARD

42933 St Michaels Road, Brussels, ON

Blake’s Apple Orchard near Brussels has been growing apples since 1949. They offer 10 varieties of apples, whether pick-your-own or fresh-picked in store, as well as cider, apple butter and honey.


MEETING PLACE ORGANIC FARM

86016 Creek Line, RR 1 Lucknow, ON
meetingplaceorganicfarm.ca

You can buy certified organic Spy apples, an heirloom apple with a sweet, tart flavour, in early October. Fans of apple butter will also want to pick up a few homemade jars that pairs well with cheese and roasted meats.


MAITSIDE ORCHARD

23 Orchard Line, Brussels,ON
maitsideorchards.ca

Maitside Orchard grows 20 varieties of apples, pears and peaches and are famous for their fresh cider. Their “Play and Learn” Center, open Saturday afternoons in September and October, offers plenty of family fun activities.



FRESH FROM THE FARM

Finding local, fresh and delicious food doesn’t get any easier than in Huron County, especially during the fall harvest season.


FERGUSSON APIARIES

39006 Zurich-Hensall Road #84, Hensall, ON
fergusonapiaries.on.ca

Fergusson Apiaries offer different varieties of 100% unpasteurized Ontario honey and related products in their on-site store. Their honey and beeswax products are still made in small consistent batches on the premises to provide the very best quality.


THE GARLIC BOX

54 London Road, Highway #4, Hensall, ON
thegarlicbox.com

Garlic lovers and home chefs should not miss The Garlic Box, Canada’s premier food manufacturer using Ontario grown garlic. A family-run business, The Garlic Box processes more than 40,000 lbs. of fresh garlic per year into innovative products.


METZGER MEAT PRODUCTS

180 Brock Avenue, Hensall, ON
metzgermeats.com

Metzger Meat Products offers delicious specialty meats sourced from locally trusted farms, employing traditional European preparation methods. They pride themselves on producing healthy products and traditionally-smoked German delights. Their pepperettes and side bacon are world-class and must-try items on any visit.


HAYTER’S FARM

37467 Dashwood Road #83, Dashwood, ON
haytersfarm.com

Pick up a fresh or frozen turkey for your holiday meal from this family-owned turkey farm where three generations have taken a hands-on approach to raising wholesome, great-tasting turkey.


THE WHOLE PIG

37871 Dashwood Road #83, Dashwood, ON
thewholepig.ca

If ham or pork is more of a family tradition during the holidays, check out The Whole Pig, a third-generation family farm that takes pride in assuring the highest quality pork. The Whole Pig carries over 100 high-quality pork products that are delicious, nutritious, and crowd-pleasing favourites.


BLYTH FARM CHEESE

82521 Allboro Line, Blyth, ON
blythfarmcheese.ca

Blyth Farm Cheese is a small, family business near the historical village of Blyth. They make several great varieties of Gouda-style goat cheese on site, including Golden Blyth, Blyth Nettle and Blyth’s Drunken Goat, made with wine.


MASSE FRUITS & VEGETABLES

35291 Zurich-Hensall Road #84, St Joseph, ON
facebook.com/MasseFruitandVegetables

If you want to find all of your late fall produce in one stop, consider a visit to Masse Fruits and Vegetables. Open until November 1, they are proud growers of Everbearing strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, beans, peas, squash, pumpkins and more.


JERRY RADER HOMESTYLE MARKET & CATERING

38110 Zurich-Hensall Road #84, Zurich, ON
jerryraders.com

Find fresh produce as well as prepared foods at Jerry Rader Homestyle Market & Catering. Their retail market offers a variety of fresh salads and meats in the deli, frozen entrees and baked goods.


ZERHS COUNTRY MARKET

75073 Bluewater Highway #21, Bayfield, ON

Finally, stop in at Zehrs Country Market to find something for everyone. From home-style baked goods to locally-raised meats, apples from their own orchard and fresh seasonal vegetables.