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 […]
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.
Derek and Tracey have been making art for over 30 years. Today Derek works in metal making sculptures, tables and wall pieces for inside and out. Tracey has created a line of clothing and jewelry which is described as organic, asymmetrical, architectural and all handmade. All the artworks are made at their home studio which is open to the public.
Regard sur le Passé Antiques, Gifts and Collectibles is a unique country store boasting two buildings: a gift store and a vintage and antique shop. The countryside school house is nestled in the rolling hills of Oro-Medonte township in a small community called Jarratt.
We bring premium indoor boat storage and secure outdoor storage to the Orillia, Barrie and Muskoka regions in the heart of Ontario, Canada. Easily accessible on Highway 11 North minutes beyond Barrie, we offer full winterizing packages and flexible storage alternatives. • Easily accessible on and off Highway 11 • Full service marine facility • Everything under one roof for all your boating needs • A variety of boat storage options available • Better than competitive storage rates • Loyalty discount program • Secure, 24 hour monitored facility • Family owned and operated • Wheelchair accessible
Vintage chic, shabby chic, flea-market style – call it what you will but these are definitely not your grandma’s antiques! Fresh colours and updated style provide a new life to old furniture and oddities. A range of accessories from funky to charming add to the fun of giving your space just the right feel.
Carthew Bay Store and Snack Bar offers all the conveniences of a variety store and more. Stop by and enjoy the scenery of Oro-Medonte and Lake Simcoe as this is a great place for coffee and lunch. Newly renovated interior and friendly staff contributes to the popularity of this growing business. *NEW for 2014, Scoops on the Bay! Stop in while on biking on the “Rail Trail”, or while exploring the area and enjoy a delicious scoop of ice cream! Certified “Bicycle-Friendly” by Ontario By Bike.
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.
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!
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)
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.
RIDGE WEST gallery – an intimate venue that serves as a forum for emerging and established Canadian artists. Make us your destination gallery, located between Barrie and Orillia in Oro-Medonte.
Studios of the valley are open every Wednesday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm for your viewing pleasure, no appointment necessary! Private showings on other days of the week may be arranged by contacting the studio of your choice. Please contact the individual studios found on the website.
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.
Chelsea Chocolates’ factory is located in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country just north of Barrie in the village of Craighurst. Chelsea Chocolates has been manufacturing chocolates, truffles and specialty items since 1995. They make their own products in small batches using fine Belgian chocolate and the finest ingredients to ensure our customers the freshest chocolates. They also have a small retail outlet on site where local residents and visitors to the area can treat themselves to little taste of Lake Country. You can also purchase some of these lovely chocolates from other stores in Ontario’s Lake Country. Stop by and visit Gail & Sharon – you’ll be glad you did!