Crops & Cuisine

Savour our farm-to-table flavours

Taste what happens when fruits, vegetables, herbs, honey, meats and cheeses are flavoured by some of our country’s most fertile farmland and meet the passionate producers and creative chefs behind a growing cast of farm-to-table all-stars.

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  • Get On the Bus

    Canadian Geographic Travel magazine named Birdie’s Perch one of the ten best places... Watch the Video Canadian Geographic Travel magazine named Birdie’s Perch one of the ten best places to eat and drink in and around Canada’s national parks. Its fresh Lake Erie perch is served from a bright red, 1965 double decker bus. Visit Birdie's Perch.
  • Say Ole

    If you’re craving authentic Mexican flavours without the expensive airfare, plan some... Watch the Video If you’re craving authentic Mexican flavours without the expensive airfare, plan some tasty touring around Leamington. Restaurants serve up delicious dishes using fresh local produce from the Aziz Fruit Stand.
  • A Bite And A Brew In Strathroy

    Chef Mark Graham has a passion for the region’s farm-to-table ingredients and for the... Watch Video Chef Mark Graham has a passion for the region’s farm-to-table ingredients and for the historic post office that he painstakingly restored into a thriving destination restaurant and inn called the Clock Tower Inn, Bistro and Pub in Strathroy,
  • Certified Fresh

    Stock up on chef favourites like arugula, cilantro, micro pea tenders, sunflower,... Watch Video Stock up on chef favourites like arugula, cilantro, micro pea tenders, sunflower, corn shoots, and broccoli. The certified organic lettuces, herbs, greens and micro greens don’t come any fresher than those you’ll find at Slegers Organic Greens in Strathroy.
  • Buzz Worthy Honey

    For four generations Munro Honey and Meadery has been harnessing the power of the... Watch the Video For four generations Munro Honey and Meadery has been harnessing the power of the hive for tasty honey and flavourful meads. Buzz on over to Munro Honey and Meadry.
  • Harvesting Farmyard Fun

    Apple Land Station teaches families how fun (and delicious) life on the farm can be,... Watch the Video Apple Land Station teaches families how fun (and delicious) life on the farm can be, especially when dessert is served! Create memories at Apple Land Station.
  • Canada's Most Romantic B&B

    After staying at this charming bed and breakfast on their wedding night, this... Watch the Video After staying at this charming bed and breakfast on their wedding night, this internationally trained chef and his wife made it their own. Today the Iron Kettle is a culinary destination.
  • Flavour Migration

    Its reputation as a birding hotspot may have put Kingsville on the map, but food... Watch the Video Its reputation as a birding hotspot may have put Kingsville on the map, but food lovers and craft brew fanatics flock to farm-to-table flavours at Jack's Gastropub.
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot

    WindsorEats offers an insider’s perspective of the best watering holes, craft... Watch the Video WindsorEats offers an insider’s perspective of the best watering holes, craft breweries, wineries and restaurants with a healthy serving of history on the side. Learn all you need to know about Windsor with WindsorEats.
  • Fresh from the Market

    When it’s time to restock the kitchen with farm fresh produce, Olive R. Twists has... Watch the Video When it’s time to restock the kitchen with farm fresh produce, Olive R. Twists has the entire Covent Garden Market at its door.
  • Farm-to-table Chocolate

    Ingersoll’s Chocolatea uses local cream, honey, maple syrup and lavender to give... Watch the Video Ingersoll’s Chocolatea uses local cream, honey, maple syrup and lavender to give artisanal chocolate a delectable Oxford County twist. Intrigue the palate at Chocolatea.
  • Forage-to-table Fare

    Chef Eric Boyar of SixThirtyNine doesn’t just rely on his own restaurant garden for... Watch the Video Chef Eric Boyar of SixThirtyNine doesn’t just rely on his own restaurant garden for fresh produce. He takes to the forests and fields of Oxford County to source unique flavours for his buzzed-about kitchen. Experience dining at SixThirtyNine.
  • Farm-to-table with a Twist

    From growing his own vegetables to working with local farmers, Twisted Lemon... Watch the Video From growing his own vegetables to working with local farmers, Twisted Lemon Restaurant is all about good food, good service and a welcoming environment. Experience dining at Twisted Lemon Restaurant.
  • All in the family

    Smack dab in the heart of Canada’s Dairy Capital, Shep Ysselstein is using milk from... Watch the Video Smack dab in the heart of Canada’s Dairy Capital, Shep Ysselstein is using milk from his parent’s dairy farm to create a delicious collection of award-winning Swiss-style cheeses at Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheeses.
  • Living the Beyond-organic Life

    The New New Age is a farm, a market, a bistro, a brew pub and a way of life focused... Watch the Video The New New Age is a farm, a market, a bistro, a brew pub and a way of life focused on inspiring a stronger connection between humans and nature. Local, organic and seasonally foraged ingredients take centre stage in year-round celebration of the region’s wild abundance. Learn more about The New Age.
  • Sister Act

    Shaw’s Ice Cream has been a sweet, local institution since 1948 and the three... Watch the Video Shaw’s Ice Cream has been a sweet, local institution since 1948 and the three McLaughlin sisters remain committed to making ice cream the good, old fashioned way. With over 50 flavours, all made with real, fresh cream, a stop at Shaw’s Ice Cream is a tasty to-do for your next visit.
  • Pure Maple Magic

    Richardson’s Farm and Market grows some of the region’s freshest farm-to-table... Watch the Video Richardson’s Farm and Market grows some of the region’s freshest farm-to-table flavours including maple syrup, sweet corn, pumpkins, peas, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, sweet potatoes as well as jams, jellies and baking. Take a wagon ride to pick fresh strawberries during the Strawberry Festival, try your luck at the giant corn maze in the fall and tour the sugar bush and fuel up with a stack of pancakes and maple syrup when the sap is running in February and March. There's so much to enjoy at Richardson’s Farm and Market.
  • Norfolk Noshing

    Located in a century home, the Combine features a menu built on the bounty of Norfolk... Watch the Video Located in a century home, the Combine features a menu built on the bounty of Norfolk County.  The dishes, made with seasonal and regional ingredients along with the restaurant's own vegetable & herb garden, define the term farm-to-table dining. The Combine is a feastON Certified Taste of Ontario restaurant.

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Hard Core Sip cider straight from the source. The hard cider market is...

Superb Sips & Wild Waves Lake breezes, soothing sun and local wine; these three...

Bountiful Berries and Tranquil Escapes With the warm summer sun shining in the window and the...

Become a Detourist in Erieau Take the road less travelled and find yourself...

Slow Down and Take a Break in Oxford County Woodstock, Ontario; the middle ground between London and the...

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Need-to-savour Flavours

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10 Eighteen Cafe We are an independently owned and operated cafe in the heart...

211 Main Nestled in the beach town of Port Dover, 211 Main offers the...

Abruzzi Ristorante At Abruzzi Ristorante we serve Italian inspired cuisine with...

Amherstburg Farmers' Market Amherstburg Farmers' Market is a seasonal, multi-vendor...

Anchor & Wheel Inn Entering our restaurant you feel like you have just landed...

Apple Hill Lavender Our century-old family farm grows tree-ripened, fresh apples...

Apple Land Station Apple Land is a first generation farm; their first crop was...

Argyle Street Grill Upscale eatery at family friendly prices in Caledonia. We...

Armando's Armando’s Pizzeria first opened it’s doors in 1967 and when...

Arrowwood Farm Arrowwood Farm is the best kept secret to many people who...

Art'es Bakery Art'es is a bakery in Strathroy that serves authentic...

Artisan Grill Artisan Grill is a premium casual restaurant located in...

Arva Flour Mill Established in 1819, Arva Flour Mills is Canada's oldest...

Bad Dog Bar & Grill Bad Dog Bar & Grill is your place to meet friends and...

Barrel 67 We at Barrel 67, have a passion to achieve and maintain such...

Barrel Bistro A stunning bistro located in Grand Bend serving up locally...

Windsor-Essex Barrels, Bottles & Brews Trail Barrels Bottles & Brews are booming again in Windsor Essex!...

Bartley's Dairy Bar Bartley's Dairy Bar has been the number 1 place for ice...

Bayside Brewing Co. Erieau is home to great sport fishing, a fantastic beach and...

Beach House Restaurant Dine on the beach overlooking Long Point Bay. Now owned and...

Berrylicious Fruit Farm Treat your family to luscious fresh picked Blueberries,...

Bertoldi's Trattoria Enjoy a taste of Italy in a warm and welcoming atmosphere at...

Big Fish Steak & Lounge Big Fish is a trendy steak and seafood restaurant & bar....

Big Ricky's little bake shoppe Big Ricky's Little Bake Shoppe at 323 Queen St. has...

Billys Taphouse Billy's Taphouse Located in Essex, Ontario, where we are all...

Bistro 42 Led by Executive Chef Giuseppe Piruzza, the Bistro 42...

BJ's Country Market & Oma's Kitchen BJ's Country Market and Oma's Kitchen are a small, family...

Black Trumpet Enjoy casual fine dining in the heart of downtown London....

Black Walnut Bakery Cafe They are authentically independent: for every baked good...

Blackwater Coffee Co. Blackwater Coffee Company is Sarnia's first and only micro...

Bloomers Family Farm Get the whole experience by coming out and seeing the...

Blu Duby Blu Duby provides an unforgettable dining experience...

Blueberry Hill Estates From what was once only a high bush blueberry farm,...

Blueberry Knoll Berry Farm Blueberry Knoll Berry Farm offers a variety of berries, such...

Breakfast House & Grille /Churrascaria Steak House Welcome to Chatham's culinary destination of choice. From...

Brew Microbrewery BREW is a full service and licensed venue with a kitchen in...

Brewin' Bros Beverage Co Established in January 2015, Brewin’ Bros offers a wide...

Bridges Restaurant & Freighters Lounge Come and enjoy an incredible dining experience at Bridges...

Bright Cheese & Butter Bright Cheese & Butter was established in 1874 by a...

Bubi's Awesome Eats Featured on "You Gotta Eat Here" and operating since 1984,...

Byron Freehouse A true small town feel establishment filled with warmth and...

Caddyshack by the Tracks Come visit the small town of Parkhill for a local treat....

Cafe March 21 Cafe March 21 offers specialty and single-origin coffees...

Cafe Mexico From the friendliness and hospitality to the exquisite...

Caledonia Farmers Market We offer a wide Variety of local produce. There is a Butcher...

Charles Dickens Pub Dine and relax in authentic English pub atmosphere....

Chatham-Kent Farmers Market The market has something to please everyone with it’s great...