Ready, Set, Romp in Wellington County!

The Fifth annual Spring Wellington Rural Romp is gearing up for May 30th. What’s the rural romp you ask? It’s an annual event taking over rural Wellington County giving visitors a taste of local food and agriculture, while encouraging them to find the story behind their food.

A total of fifteen farms, markets, gardens and restaurants in Mapleton, Minto and Wellington North will open their doors for this free, self-guided tour that runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Rompers have the opportunity to meet local farmers, visit farm animals, participate in farm activities and wander through unique rural gardens. Bonus: it’s also the perfect time to nab some seedlings, flowers, and veggies for the garden!

New this year and inspired by Wellington North�s Butter Tart Trail?, the Rural Romp is hosting a Butter Tart Challenge!

Eight participating Rural Romp locations will offer their own unique butter tarts or butter tart-inspired desserts.  Participants are encouraged to taste and share their butter tart-related photos on Facebook or Twitter using #SpringRomp15. All entries will be entered in a draw to win a Butter Tart Trail? prize.

Rompers are also encouraged to participate in the Spring Romp Photo Contest. Prizes will be awarded for the best photo in three different categories: farmscapes, family fun, and food.

To download your copy of the Rural Romp Guide, visit

The Romp will also be your first opportunity to get your hands on the new 2015-2016 Guelph Wellington Local Food Map. The Local Food Map is a year-round guide to sourcing and experiencing local food and includes information on farms, restaurants, retailers, craft breweries, food events and more.  All participating locations will have the Guide and Local Food Map available for pick-up.

Taste Real is an initiative of the County of Wellington that works with over 100 food and farm businesses to promote local food and local food experiences in Guelph and Wellington County. Taste Real partner businesses include farms, farmers� markets, retail outlets, restaurants, food processors, caterers and craft breweries.

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