Food Experience Guide

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Food Experience Guide

The new Food Experience Guide makes it even easier to find locally grown farm and food experiences in Guelph and Wellington County.

A companion piece to the popular local food map, this guide features farm outings, food tours, butter tart destinations, pick-your-own locations, eateries, breweries, cideries, local events, and more.

Pick up a free copy at Guelph and Wellington County libraries, tourism outlets, and select retail and business locations and all participating locations, or;

View a digital copy of the Food Experience Guide

Request a hard copy of the Food Experience Guide

Download Accessible version

In the Food Experience Guide you will find:

Must Dos | Farmers' Markets | Local Eats | Farm Fun | Butter Tarts | Pick-your-own Farm Locations | Taste Tours | Local Craft Beverages | Local Syrup Farms | Local Alpaca Farms | Farm Stays


IN THE GUIDE: Top 10 Must Dos
Picture of butter tarts from Magpie's Bakery Get a glimpse of Horse and Buggy culture at Misty Meadows County Market. Pick up butter tarts of doughnuts at Magpie's Bakery in Mount Forest and visit Arthur's award-winning Silver Fox Distillery
 Visit the farmers' market on the train platform at the Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum. Walk Ontario's longest truss pedestrian bridge and take a car ride in Lions Heritage Park. Photo of plants for sale at the Palmerston Farmers' Market
Photo of goods for sale at Aberfoyle Antique Market Discover new-to-you treasures at Aberfoyle Antique Market or meet a new friend at the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada.
Pick up supplies at 3 Gen Organics for a picnic at Conestogo Lake, or meet the animals and taste farm-made organic ice cream at Mapleton's Organic Dairy Picture of ice cream from Mapleton's Organic Dairy
Picture of family pic nic Pick up treats at The Tartlet or lunch at La Fontana and feast on the banks of the Grand River in Bissel Park. Rent a bike or canoe and explore Elora's pretty scenery.  
Go berry picking, stop for lunch at Heaven on 7 and head over to the Rockwood Conservation Area for a hike, bike, or canoe ride.  Picture of roast beef meal from Heaven on 7
Picture of people visiting with cows Find old-time vibes and your favourite treats at Holtom's Bakery in Erin, watch world-class show jumping at Angelstone Equestrian Centre, then sip farm-made ciders and visit with farm critters at Heartwood Farm and Cidery
Visit Guelph's excellent craft breweries, take in the views inside and outside of the Basilica of Our Lady, and explore downtown's cultural and culinary treasures on a guided Taste Detour Picture of people sampling different craft beers
Picture of wild elderberries for sale at a farmers' market Go on the Farmer's Market Trail and visit one or all of Guelph and Wellington's eight farmers' markets. 
Learn about Wellington County's roots at the Wellington County Museum and Archives, stroll through historic downtown Fergus to discover its Scottish flavour and book a tour at nearby Harmony Meadows Alpaca Farm Picture of an alpaca grazing on grass



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