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Local Flavour With Flair

Savour seasonal flavours and treats from all around the Northeastern Ontario region!



Savour seasonal flavours and treats of all sorts from locally raised meats and locally grown produce, to fruits from the wild, and the catch of the day. Boutique producers of cheese and dairy, maple syrup, wine and beer, and so much more are available at area farmer's markets and retail locations. Feed your desire for travel and good food in Northeastern Ontario.

BOREAL WINERIES

Haskap Wine. Photo: Boreal Berry Farm & Winery.

Taste: Working with a world-class wine maker, Saskatoon berries, sour cherries, and Haskap berries (also known as Honeyberry or Blue Honeysuckle) are made into a number of delicious wines, ice wines, fruit juices and sauces.  

Do: Visit Boreal Berry Farm & Winery in Warren (just outside of Greater Sudbury) for a tour and sampling of Northeastern Ontario’s first winery and only commercial haskap orchard in the province.                

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STACK BREWING CO.

Stack Brewing Co. has a wide range of seasonal craft brews to choose from.

Taste: Indulge in one of Stack Brewing Co.’s craft beers aptly named after iconic landmarks and cultural references from their hometown of Sudbury. The craft brewery combines historic brewing styles with international influences.

Do: Visit Stack for a tour of their brewery and sample some of their unique beer selections, or visit your local LCBO for product availability.                                   

FARQUHAR’S DAIRY

Make sure to stop in at Three Cows and a Cone.

Taste: Sample one or every flavour of rich and creamy home-style ice creams produced by Farquhar’s Dairy in Espanola, Ontario. Farquhar’s Dairy is presently operated by a third and fourth generation of Farquhar’s with the help of their 50+ employees overseeing the distribution of Farquhar Dairy branded fluid milk, butter, and ice cream throughout Northeastern Ontario.

Do: Visit Three Cows and a Cone in Little Current, Ontario for a wide variety of Farquhar ice cream flavours.                         

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THORNLOE CHEESE

Does it get any better than fresh cheese curds?

Taste: Sample a variety of exceptional cheeses from sharp Canadian cheddar to squeaky cheese curds at Thornloe Cheese in Thornloe, just north of Temiskaming Shores. Thornloe Cheese has produced superior quality cheese products in Northern Ontario for over 71 years. Their secret to success is old-fashioned cheese making techniques and locally produced fresh milk products.

Do: Visit their headquarters and cheese shop for a sampling of their fine cheeses or visit their website for a retailer near you.        

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FARMER’S MARKETS

Farmer's markets offer a selection of handmade and local goodies to choose from.

Taste: Sink your teeth into organic vegetables, fruits and berries grown locally in Northeastern Ontario. Every month of the season offers a fresh new crop of mouth watering local fare and every area of the region offers unique local products, such as handmade soaps and candles, or Hawberry Jelly on Manitoulin Island.

Do: Stop by one of dozens of local farmer’s markets operating each summer (until fall) throughout Northeastern Ontario to sample and purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and berries and homemade goods you’ll only find in the north.

HONEY

There are so many uses for honey, but the best way is to keep it simple.

Taste: Indulge in sweet, organically produced and unpasteurized honey from Bees and Berry Farms in Timmins– the official beekeeper of Goldcorp. With three bee yards containing a total of 50 hives, Bees and Berry Farms produces roughly 1 tonne of honey each year.

Do: Visit Bees and Berry Farms or a local farmer’s market to purchase this naturally sweet treat. 

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BLUEBERRIES

A Northern Ontario specialty!

Taste: See why we go wild in Northeastern Ontario for blueberries. Wild blueberries, which grow most plentifully in the sandy and mossy areas surrounding Greater Sudbury are a plump, sweet and antioxidant rich treat! It’s not unusual to see parked cars linking the shoulders of roads and highways where local pickers have gone in search of the filling for their next pie.

Do: During the months of July and August, visit a local roadside vendor, a local farmer’s market or a grocer for your very own basket. For the adventurous, you may find bright blue bushes of the little gems while enjoying a woodland hike – bring a container to collect your findings or just a healthy appetite.                     

MAPLE SYRUP

There is no more of an authentic Canadian experience than eating maple toffee candy, straight off the snow.

Taste: Maple syrup in its truest form and every form in between - liquid, spread, candy, toffee or frozen. There’s no more authentic experience than a maple toffee sucker fresh off a trough of snow.

Do: Visit a sugar shack in Northeastern Ontario in early spring and take a tour of the on-site sugar bush to learn about the tapping process. We'll start you off with two options for the North Bay area:

Sucrerie Seguin Sugarbush
Lavigne, ON
705-594-1087

Zavitz Maple Syrup Products
North Bay, ON
705-476-7340

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