With over 2,000 taps and growing, Backwoods is a local maple syrup producer out of Coldwater, On.
We offer an ideal Country Learning atmosphere for people of all ages. Our goal is to educate children and adults about farm animals, with a special emphasis on horses. Come and refresh your memories with us. We lease animals for display, and are the breeding farm for many tourism locations.
Shop LOCAL! Visit the Brechin Country Market Every Saturday at 8:00am until 1:00pm from May until October. Purchase cards, crafts, rugs, baking goods, pies (including meat pies), cheeses, seasonal vegetables, honey, maple syrup diabetic jellies, jams, salsas, and MUCH MORE!
MORE THAN A FARM STORE! Farm Supplies – CIA tags, animal health products, feed and fencing supplies. Pet Food – Smoked bones, grooming products, pet toys, leashes and collars. Lawn Care – Grass seed, fertilizer and many pest control products. CHECKOUT OUR GIFT CORNER AND SO MUCH MORE IN STORE
Bring down your family for some fun on the farm, please call (705) 726-8017 for more details.
Canada’s largest outdoor event venue, Burl’s Creek Event Grounds is now under new management. Located in Oro-Medonte, ON, with the capacity to accommodate up to 70,000 people and up to 45,000 campers during special events, the grounds are slated to become a leading outdoor special event space, hosting the renowned Boots and Hearts, Canada’s largest camping and country music festival in 2015.
Great fun for the whole family year round. Don’t miss our Haunted Barn and Pumpkin Festival and our great Easter Egg Hunt. Book your birthday party during the summer months.
Lettuce, onions, fresh herbs, , honey, perennials, potted annuals, rhubarb, stain glass articles, knitted goods, garden ornaments, wooden chairs and garden items, jewellery.
Ego’s is a garden centre for plant lovers! Open April-Oct. Our greenhouse and nursery features the best selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees in the area. Display gardens and Farm Market featuring our own farm fresh produce.
Freskiws are growers of quality baskets, containers, herbs, annual and perennial flowers. We have five convenient locations in Ontario to serve you in Kawartha, HWY 11 North, HWY 11 South, Coldwater and Sudbury.
The Golden Creek Bird Farm is located 150km north of Toronto, near Orillia on 100 acres of prime breeding grounds. The Farm centers it’s activities on breeding a fine line of raptors, used for the sport of Falconry, as well as training all kinds of raptor species for hunting or pleasure. Friedhelm and Dirk also concentrate their knowledge on breeding Australian parakeets, specializing in their most colorful mutations. Import – Export for over 40 years from and to countries all over the globe is one great service among others that we are providing for our customers. We look forward to seeing you at the Farm! Please contact us! Your hosts, Friedhelm and Dirk Hoesterey – Master Falconers
Old growth forests are wooded areas that have been allowed to mature relatively undisturbed. Within Grant’s Woods many trees are up to 200 years old. You can find this 1.9km, rare wonder just outside Orillia, on Division Road between Fairgrounds Road and Uhthoff Line. For downloadable pdf, copy and paste link into your browser: http://bit.ly/1qfehWl
Peter and Jocelyn McArthur are the proud owners and operators of Heritage Estate Winery and Cidery, Barrie’s first and only boutique vineyard and cidery situated in the heart of Simcoe County. Heritage Estate offers beverages uniquely crafted out of 100% Ontario apples, free from additives or preservatives with less than half the sugar content of most larger commercial ciders. The sprawling estate includes a century farmhouse, tasting room, wedding venue and state-of-the-art on-site processing facility. Heritage Founded in 2014, Heritage Estate Winery and Cidery sprouted from the McArthur’s passion for wine. Peter learned the craft of cider making at Peter Mitchell’s Cider Academy at Cornell University which led to the planting of over 15,000 grapevines and 1250 fruit trees. Peter’s family first settled in the area in the 1850’s so it is no surprise that Heritage Estate features a century farmhouse in addition to over 20 acres of sprawling heirloom grapevines and apple orchards. The Process All production is on-site with state-of-the-art equipment providing superior quality and consistent taste. Peter’s experience as an engineering technologist with a business background in renewable energy gave him the confidence to invest in the production facility, providing Heritage Estate customers with the very best in […]
Children’s fun play area with farm animals, bouncy castles, corn maze, pedal carts, jumbo slide and more. A great place to spend an afternoon. At Hewitts, we want your family to feel welcome. Come and see our new FUN farm and we can guarantee great family fun for you and your kids! Summer Season Hours JULY 2, 2017 TO SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 THURSDAY TO MONDAYS 10AM-5PM (EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS, CLOSED TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS TO PUBLIC) ADMISSION: $6.50 THURSDAY TO MONDAY (HST INCLUDED) UNDER 24 MONTHS ALWAYS FREE! *Debit and Cash Only For those frequent visitors we recommend a Season Pass Valid only from July 2 to September 21. Only Valid for the 1st weekend of pumpkin season, September 23 & 24 Not valid after September 24th. INDIVIDUAL PASS $22.12 + $2.88 HST = $25. FAMILY OF 4 PASS $70.80 + $9.20 HST = $80. Fall Season Pumpkin Season where every paid admission includes a pumpkin you pick from our pumpkin patch September 22, 2017 to October 31, 2017 THURSDAY TO MONDAYS 10AM-5PM (EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS, CLOSED TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS TO PUBLIC) ADMISSION: $7.25 MONDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY (HST INCLUDED) $10.00 WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS UNDER 24 MONTHS ALWAYS FREE! *Debit and Cash Only Hewitt’s Fun […]
Gourmet farm fresh sweet corn, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, peas, onions, garlic and more. Wild Blueberries, peaches, strawberries, maple syrup and farm raised lean frozen beef. Gourmet Sweet Corn (peaches & cream and yellow) Come visit our farm pets!
KIDS FOR TURTLES Environmental Education is an educational and outreach organization based out of Orillia and serving the Simcoe and Muskoka regions. The group works with children, their families and extended families, seniors and all members of the community to bring a better understanding and stewardship to the environment around us. We were founded in 2006 and originally operated under the Twin Lakes Conservation Club. In 2007 we became incorporated and are now operating independently, with many successful projects behind us. We have many members, a board of directors and seasonal staff. Our group provides an opportunity for young people and their families to interact with nature in a positive learning environment that endorses a healthy active lifestyle. Despite our name, Kids for Turtles is dedicated to helping the environment and thus does not focus entirely on turtles nor do we only work with kids. We strive to improve our entire ecosystem by such activities as planting native plant species for butterfly gardens, habitat restoration along creeks in Simcoe Country, and through festivals such as the Butterfly count and Celebrate Lake Simcoe. Kids for Turtles is fun for people of all ages!
Lavender Hills Farm is located on twenty-five acres just outside of Orillia in central Ontario. In addition to the existing hardwood and softwood forests, we now have a tall grass prairie that we created five years ago. Every year the prairie rewards us with an ever increasing floral display that contributes as a valuable resource for all our bees and other pollinators in our home yard. Orillia Farmers’ Market -Every Saturday all year ’round 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Photo courtesy of google images)
Our goal at McBride’s Organic Farm is to grow and provide fresh, farm food to our customers with the smallest ecological footprint possible. Locally grown food saves energy and helps to reduce the effects of climate change. Visit us at the Orillia Farmers Market or visit our website for information on our farm and how to place orders for Organic foods.
Come for our award-winning maple (2005 Royal Winter Fair World Champion) and wild-blossom honey, made on our family farm in picturesque Oro-Medonte township. Open year ’round by chance or appointment. Please call ahead, or visit us at the Orillia Farmers Market.
Mother Fudruckers Farm, located just outside Orillia and established in 1993, has evolved into a one-stop shop for all horse-drawn needs. We’re an old fashioned family business creating fresh outdoor experiences for modern families all year round. During winter months, our majestic, black Percheron horses can draw 2-4 people on small intimate sleigh rides. Larger sleighs that can seat groups of 15 people can be taken through the 146 acres of snow-laden forest located on the farm. Sleigh rides are very popular for engagements, anniversaries and special family outings.
Fall in love with healthy food. Nicholyn Farms is your year round choice for locally produced, organic and traditionally raised foods. Do you know where your food comes from? We do. Our family owned and operated farm specializes in meat and vegetables, raised and grown right. Our mission is to grow and supply the finest home and locally produced foods at a fair price from ourselves and 75 other local producers. Our certified kitchen produces baked goods, preserves and ready to eat meals for here or to go. Your local farmers thank you!
The OK Friday Barn Fair is a dynamic, community driven, art and farmers market held seasonally at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds. With a carefully restored 1930’s barn as a centerpiece, OK Friday offers a relaxed and cultural environment to shop and socialize. In collaboration with Southern Georgian Bay Farmers Markets, OK Friday is a true farmer’s market which offers a wide range of farm fresh produce and a variety of ready-to-eat items, alongside local bakeries, artisanal producers, and craft makers.
City meets country at Orillia Fairgrounds. Local farmers, fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, honey, artisans and live music! FREE PARKING! Our mission is to provide a venue where local farmers, food producers and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related products directly to the consumer. The Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers’ Market encourages direct communication between consumers and growers, fosters social gathering and community building, and promotes nutritious food choices.
Our growers look forward to Saturdays on the Market, where they offer fresh-picked produce in season, and drug-free meats, with a variety of baked goods and ready-to-eat treats in a sociable atmosphere. Bring your family, meet your friends, shop the vendors, enjoy the talent of local musicians in the Market Cafe. The popular Orillia Farmers’ Market is one of the longer running farmers’ markets in Ontario with its roots going back to the 1840’s. This market continues to proudly boast of its range of locally produced foods as well as handmade crafts. At the height of the market season in July and August there are 50 to 60 vendors, some selling right from the back of their trucks.Vendors encourage their customers to support family farms and taste the real flavours of delicious healthy foods found at the market. It is good to know where the food you eat comes from; local is better for the environment and for you.
The Ramona Hall Agricultural Society hosts several events throughout the year including the annual fall fair, Ramona Winterfest, fall bazar and more.
At Rushmount Equine Sports, trainers are committed to the development and creation of innovative horse sport products and services. It is their philosophy and ambition to jump into the future of Equine Sport, providing their customer with amazing and the highest level of satisfaction! Great service and knowledge is very important to the trainers and employees! Camps are designed to help you learn how to ride, jump, and more! And to also have fun with your horses and ponies. Many activities take place during the summer camps such as theme days!. Crafts, horse snack baking, games, exercises, trail rides and so much more will be available to try and enjoy throughout the camp!
Exhibits and hands-on educational programs featuring live reptiles, amphibians and fish of Canada, and from around the world. Nature trails and outdoor programs about ecology and conservation. Small gift shop. Group rates for schools, camps, scouts & guides, etc. Located just outside of Orillia in Oro-Medonte.
SCOUT VALLEY is 2 km west of Orillia. You’ll find this 93 hectare nature park and former Scout camp, with its three trails each 2.0 km long. Here one finds a superb recreational and educational community resource with a Provincially Significant Wetland, a remnant of majestic white pine, two substantial areas of hardwood bush and various land forms to catch your interest. The three trails inter connect, although you can start and finish each one independently, from three separate parking lots. Walking is mainly hilly of moderate difficulty. You can see the old retreating Ice Age Lake Algonquin shoreline, that covered much of south central Ontario formerly and gave us much of today’s topography, an interesting study to follow up on. Enjoy this year round trail by walking, hiking or snowshoeing.
We are a combination of two seasonal businesses at Shaws. Our Maple Syrup business has been in operation since 1904 and we are still tapping some of the same trees that we made syrup from over 100 years ago. Our catering service specializes in tasty food for outdoor parties. We grill with maple charcoal at your location and look after all your guest’s needs. Shaws Maple Syrup is a generational Maple Sugarbush/Pancake House open daily Mid February to Mid April 8-4 pm with horse-drawn weekend wagon rides and marked walking trails throughout the sugar bush.
The Simcoe County Farm Fresh association is made up of area farmers, farmers’ markets, restaurants and includes other community partners in the health field, food security, government, tourism and economic development, with several of these locations in Ontario’s Lake Country. All have an interest in raising the awareness of the availability of locally grown food. Visit our website for a full list of locations and to request a map.
Simcoe County provides the perfect conditions for maple syrup production. Visit our local maple syrup producers for fresh, authentic Canadian products!
The Lagoon City Organic Garden is located next to the Lagoon City Marina, on the waterfront in Lagoon City. Come out and visit us in the garden, Monday to Friday, all summer long. Our Saturday Farmers’ Market features local vendors and produce from our garden where we practice organic gardening techniques. The market is open every Saturday beginning late June, from 9am to 12pm at the ‘Mews’ – 87 Laguna Parkway, Lagoon City – until Thanksgiving Weekend. Opening date to be announced.
At the Steamy Kettle we take pride in the old fashioned ways to make the best tasting, award winning maple syrup. Our farm is located on 25 acres of prime Ontario sugar bush with over 5000 available trees to tap. Our family started production of maple syrup in the early 1840’s, and we are still using the tried, tested and true ways to produce quality maple syrup, and are proud to say we have taken home many awards in the past for the quality and taste we are able to produce. Call for a full list of availability or stop by the farm when you see the steam rising.
We are a family-run business since 1980, located in Oro-Medonte Township. We have won ribbons at the Royal Winter Fair over the years. We take pride in making the best syrup possible. We also buy bulk syrup. Please call for availability of syrup in the off season. We have a large variety of fancy glass and maple butter, maple sugar, maple jelly, homemade 100% pure maple BBQ sauce, maple toffee, maple lollypops, and our mouth-watering soft maple fudge. *New* strawberry maple syrup! Made with real maple syrup and real strawberries. MMMMMM MMMMMM good!
We at The Bee Works are dedicated to providing the ultimate beekeeping service using the best possible materials and manufacturing available. We firmly believe in helping others achieve their potential and are committed to helping up-and-coming bee keepers.
The Couchiching Conservancy protects more than 11,000 acres of ecologically significant land in the Orillia region, either through direct ownership, partnerships with other organizations such as The Nature Conservancy of Canada, or through conservation easement agreements with private landowners. We help protect the natural features of this region for now and for future generations. For a full listing of the properties the Couchiching Conservancy protects, copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://bit.ly/1tcFKvC
The Farmgate is home to Farmgate Carvings, Harrington’s Maple Syrup, and Meadowsweet Soap Works. Bert Harrington creates unique chainsaw carvings of bears, and can do custom work on site. The Harrington family makes delicious maple syrup every spring from their maple bush just outside of Brechin. Lori Harrington crafts unique artisan soaps in a variety of seasonal fragrances and beautiful molded shapes.
Unleash the adventurer inside at Treetop Trekking Barrie, and find out why they were voted Ontario’s Top Outdoor Attraction in 2017! Located in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country at Horseshoe Resort, the park is only an hour’s drive north of Toronto and just minutes outside of Orillia & Barrie. Release your inner monkey and enjoy outdoor adventure for the entire family. Climb from tree to tree on a series of games like wooden bridges, balance logs, Tarzan swings and zip lines during a 3-hour zip line and aerial game trek for ages 9+, or on the smaller Discovery Course during a 1.5 hour visit for ages 5+. Short on time? Take an exhilarating ride on the 1000ft Big Zip, or take a leap of faith on the Adrenaline Jump free fall experience, both available for ages 9+. Treetop Trekking is the perfect activity for fun family outings, group adventures, school trips, or corporate team building. Open April through October annually. Reservations are required, and although booking well in advance is recommended, bookings can often be made for the same day if needed.
Wye Marsh is the place to escape, explore, and experience nature up close. Located in the Heart of Georgian Bay on 3,000 acres of National & Provincial Wildlife Area, your natural adventure begins at Wye Marsh. The Centre includes 25 km of hiking, biking and skiing trails, an amphibian and reptile display hall, canoeing and kayaking routes, an observation tower and boardwalks, birds of prey display and shows, educational programs and guided ecotours throughout the year. There are great opportunities for wildlife viewing and birding, including seeing the magnificent trumpeter swan. Certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike. Wye Marsh is approximately 30 minutes from Orillia. Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WyeMarshTV