Take a day to shop hyper local and stock your fridge, freezer and pantry with some of the most delicious finds in the region. Bring your grocery bags, a cooler (or 2) and an appetite and head out on this foodie road trip.
Starting in Mulmur and looping through Mono Hills, Caledon Village, Belfountain, Amaranth, Grand Valley and ending in Orangeville you’ll see the escarpment, rivers, winding roads and beautiful farm lands. This is a 2 hour drive plus time spent in each shop which is likely to make this an all day food adventure.
Starting in Mulmur at Maple Grove Farms grab a hot cider and a loaf of their famous fresh sourdough bread. Also, not to be missed is their selection of house made salad dressings, granola and frozen entrees in single or family sizes. The single serve are a great way to try something new like smoked turkey pot pie.
Next is the Rosemont General Store also in Mulmur and here you’ll find more than food. This shop has a great selection of kitchenware and gift items. Not to miss is their fresh daily pizza and scrumptious butter tarts.
Next up is the Hockley Valley General Store where you can grab a pick me up coffee or Kombucha and shop their pantry staples. Should a cowboy cookie find it’s way into your basket – you won’t regret it.
Now to the Heatherlea Farm Shoppe. If it’s time for lunch be sure to try the Farmer Gord’s Steak Sandwich full of their own Angus steak, caramelized onion & peppers, mushroom aioli, grilled on a panini bun. This is the place to stock up on protein. Not only are the beef, poultry, pork, and specialty meats raised on the farm they are butchered there too. That means fresh, farm raised hyper local and delicious.
Time to visit the sweet folks at Landman’s Garden & Bakery in Grand Valley. Here you can also visit their traditional Scottish blackhouse which feels like a trip to Middle Earth or The Scottish Highlands. Soups, sauces, fresh eggs and sausage rolls are just a few of the things you’ll want to take home with you.
Time to head back onto the beaten path and visit Christine at Fromage in Orangeville. Here you can tell Christine about all the amazing food you bought and she’ll find the perfect cheese to pair with each one.
And lastly, you must be exhausted – head over to Le Finis to finish (LOL) the day. Grab a cup of tea and a pastry that looks too good to eat.