Tastes of Spring at The Wellington Rural Romp

A self guided tour to farms, nurseries & local food businesses.

Saturday, May 25, from 10am – 4pm marks the 3rd return of the Wellington Rural Romp–an excellent way to experience the bountiful agricultural communities and heritage of north Wellington.

A signature event of taste-real, guelph-wellington, this agri-food filled day is the perfect family-friendly way to take in the arrival of spring.

Find the story behind your food, enjoy the first tastes of Spring and get ready for growing season. A� The themes for this year’s Romp are ?Gardener’s Delight? and ?Tastes of Spring?.

Our favorite bread-head: Calantha Elsby of Elora Breading Trading Co. at Local Food Fest

Approximately fourteen farms, markets, gardens, restaurants and a B&BA�in Mapleton, Minto and Wellington North will open their doors to the public to offer self guided tours.A� This event is rain or shine, so dress appropriately.

Wellington Rural Romp Trip Tips:

  • Make sure to bring a cooler to keep food you purchase along the romp fresh and safe.
  • Bring cash along – many locations only accept cash.
  • Leave your pets at home. Many farms do not allow pets on their property.
  • There are some places where you will have the chance to get dirty so be prepared.
  • Event occurs rain or shine so bring plenty of layers and a raincoat.
  • Take your camera.
  • Directional signage is located along the Romp to help you find your way.

Take part in a day in the countryside, meet local farmers, and enjoy real taste.A� ExperienceA�agricultural education, guided tours, children’s activities and more!

The 2012 Winner in the FARMSCAPES category was Megan Hunter-Minogue for her great shot of pigs at Mada Farm.

Plus, this year the taste-real team is running a photo contest.A� Share your Spring Romp photos and videos on our Facebook Page.A� 3 winners to be chosen in three categories: Food (farm fresh or prepared), Farmscapes, Family fun on the Romp.

And don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Fall Rural Romp, which occurs on the last Saturday of September, this year on the 29th!

About Taste?Real

Launched in 2011, taste?real is the new branding initiative of Guelph Wellington Local Food. When you see the taste?real logo, you know that you are experiencing food grown close to home! Look for the logo at farmers markets, farm gate stalls, on-farm stores, at your favourite retail outlets, restaurants and places to stay and taste real food. The brand exists to support local businesses and farms and represents a group of people who are passionate about the way local food is grown, prepared, presented and enjoyed, and how real it tastes!

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