With some of the richest soil in Ontario, a lake-moderated environment for growing and strong partnerships with all partners in the supply chain, Durham boasts a thriving agriculture sector that includes the province’s top apple producer, the largest commercial blueberry grower east of Toronto and award-winning wineries. Here you’ll find produce, crops, livestock and everything in between.
Durham Region is home to incredible farms, chefs, and retailers producing and using fresh, local produce. Durham region farmers harvest a cornucopia of different fruits and vegetables mere kilometers from the big city! Everything from strawberries and apples to pumpkins, wine, and Christmas trees are locally grown and sold at farm gates and markets across the region.
Pick up a copy of the Farm Fresh brochure and start your day with a stop at one of the many roadside farm markets for some fresh fruits and vegetables to snack on throughout the day. Why not drop into one of the local ‘Pick-your-own’ apple or berry farms and select some sweet and juicy fruit to savour while on your journey?
In the spring, find us foraging for fiddleheads in the patches of forest between farms in Uxbridge. Bring your wellies! It can get pretty muddy.
Stop in at Pingle’s Farm Market in Hampton for fresh eggs and produce. They make it so easy to stock up!
Brunch lovers take note, Durham is your perfect playground. We love the Eggs Benny at KB Foods and the shakshuka at Urban Pantry!
HERE ARE JUST SOME OF OUR FAVORITE STOPS ALONG THE WAY:
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