With the warm weather shining upon us, we have the pleasure of bearing witness to a time of growth. Colourful flowers explode from gardens and flower pots, refreshing winds sweep the trees, and fresh produce explodes with the taste of summer across your tongue. With growth happening all around, why not take the chance to grow yourself?
Come alive in your awareness of healthy food and local produce. Uncover the story behind local produce, discover ways to be healthier, and unearth a piece of history as you roam the back roads of Ontario’s Highlands. Here are some top learning – and tasting – experiences you could choose.
1. Pop in to Abbey Gardens in Haliburton to learn the benefits of sustainable living and be amazed by the level of innovation and knowledge that surrounds you. Discover the care that goes into preparing their gardens, feel the rich earth between your fingers, and taste the delicious difference freshness makes as you explore the produce in the Food Hub.
2. Step into the past at Farmtown Park in Stirling. Explore the centuries-old farming region of Hastings County to discover the rich agricultural history engrained in the spirit of local residents. Wander the streets of a 1930s country town, marvel at the antique farm machinery, discover the old-time cheese-making process, and listen to stories that transport you right into the farming life.
3. Get your hands on local, fresh food as you roam through Agnew’s General Store in Wilberforce. Discover baked goods so scrumptious, you’ll never want to leave, and ice cream that will delight your tongue. With flowers, plants, and seeds available, you can get your hands dirty at home and discover the joy of harvesting your own hard work.
Immerse yourself in things that grow — and it won’t be hard to see how you grow too.