Ready, Set, Romp in Wellington!

The Sixth annual Spring Wellington Rural Romp will be held Saturday, May 28th.

A total of twelve markets, gardens and restaurants in Mapleton, Minto and Wellington North will open their doors to the public for this free, self-guided tour that runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Those familiar with Wellington County know this is celebration gives visitors a taste of local food and an opportunity to experience local agriculture.

Rompers will have the opportunity to meet local farmers, visit farm animals, participate in farm activities and wander through unique rural gardens as well as purchasing seedlings, flowers, plants, spring produce and local foods.

New this year: Taste your way through Northern Wellington County! Rural Romp farms are paired up with local chefs and beverage partners to serve a ?Must Taste� food samples at many locations prepared with ingredients from the farm.

Felfie Fun: Visitors are encouraged to visit a felfie (farm-selfie booth) at each location and share the fun via social media using the hashtags #SpringRomp16 and #tastereal. All selfies will be entered in a draw to win to win a local food prize.

Rompers also have the opportunity 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.

The Romp will also be your first opportunity to get your hands on the new 2016-2017 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.

The event also coincides with the launch of Butter Tarts and Buggies � Northern Wellington�s newest experience guide highlighting locations across Minto, Wellington North and neighbouring Southgate Township.

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