From sweet honey to veggies to maple syrup, berries and beyond, Rideau Lakes is bursting with local food producers.
Travel around to local farms and farm stands to pick up all the ingredients for a fresh meal during your stay in Rideau Lakes.
Looking for the Farm to Fork experience? Harlem Stonegate Bed & Breakfast offers the very best locally sourced foods, cooked to perfection.
Where to find this bounty of deliciousness? Read on!
Located at 8525 County 42 Road in Newboro, this farm stand is a popular spot for seasonal vegetables and the owners also operate an antique shop! Look for the sign,"Old World Country Antiques" on your way.
Little Rideau Farm
Taste 2022 champion Maple Syrup - Little Rideau Farm won the Grand Championship at Perth Festival of Maples this year! Their year-round farm stand is the perfect stop for single-source honey and world champion maple products, including maple vinegar. Look for the little red barn at 8929 Highway 42 near Westport.
Miller's Bay Farm
This fourth generation family farm in Rideau Ferry is a staple for fresh produce. Their strawberries are amazing (mid-June) and the veggies are devine. If you cottage in the area, they offer a weekly produce basket program to keep up with everything that's in season. Wondering what's available, and when? Miller Bay Farm has made it easy, just check out the following chart: https://millersbayfarm.com/whats-in-season/. And don't forget their fabulous pumpkin patch in the fall.
Newboro Farm Gate Gardens
This garden centre in Newboro specializes in plants, flowers and herbs. Check out their Annuals, Perennials, Herbs, Vines, Hanging Baskets, Potted Containers, Garden Features, Top Soil, Garden Mix, Black Loam, and Container Mix.
Photo: Newboro Farm Gate Gardens Facebook
Palmers Berry Farm
On Salem Road near Westport you can buy fresh berries and pick up other seasonal produce.
Scotty's Garden Centre
Across the road from Rideau Vista Public School near Westport, you wil find a collection of red buildings including Scotty's Fresh Cut Fries, Scotty's Cool Breeze (boat and paddling rentals) and Scotty's Garden Centre offering bedding plants and hanging baskets.
The Garden Shop
The back bone of Ridgecraft's garden shop is in Garden centre supplies, carrying over 2500 products. Check out their online store at https://www.ridgecraftproducts.com/
Photo: Ridgecraft Products Facebook
Wendy's Country Market
When shopping at Wendy’s Country Market, you’re supporting more than 60 local producers who sell their products through Wendy’s. It's a one-stop shop for meat, produce, baking, preserves, mushrooms, and even donkey milk soap!
Bushgarden Farmstead Cheese
An amazing fifth generation family farm in Rideau Lakes offering seasonal cheeses year round.
Photo: Bushgarden Farmstead Cheese Facebook
Debbee’s Bees is the home of the Hutchings Bee since 1848, A truly Canadian honey bee! Selling bee equipment and Bee keeping supplies.
Photo: Debbee's Bees Facebook
Fair Field Farm
Known for their fresh eggs and beautiful onions, this large scale grower has lots of vegetables on the grow. Located in Delta at 1307 Delta Road.
Fat of the Land Farm
This small, regenerative, holistically minded farm in Elgin with a passion for doing the right thing offers Grass-fed and finished beef, pasture-raised pork and poultry.
Photo: Fat of the Land Farm Facebook
Sweet Maple Syrup, maple butter and maple candy year round. Give Joyce a call to order or stop by the farm to pick some up (to guarantee someone being there, give Joyce a call first @ 613-359-5071) Online ordering is easy, check out their retail site at the following link. https://gunnebrooke-farms-ltd.square.site/?fbclid=IwAR3cd15Yz5A3xTIi02FCIA5OcIbyJiEmZwhWbUkiwS0cyV0hw4KhVGfW1Zc
Heritage Seed & Produce
Experts in the propagation of heirloom fruit and vegetables without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Buy your seeds online at teh following link. https://www.heritageseedandproduce.com/index.shtml
Near Forfar, this homestead offers wholesale honey, beeswax, and starter colonies. Locacted at 1577 County Road 42 between Forfar and Philipsville. Open on occasion or by appointment.
Sugar Maple Farms
Located in Portland, this family has been crafting maple syrup for more than 150 years.
Photo: Sugar Maple Farms Facebook
The Frugal Farm
The best place to find organic meat naturally raised outdoors and pasture fed. Variety boxes, sausages, kabobs, schnitzel, smoked bacon, hams and peameal bacon. Beef jerky, pork jerky and pepperoni sticks. Plus in-season vegetables, fruit, berries, and raw cold packed honey.
Photo: The Frugal Farm Facebook