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Food and Farm Gate

In a region surrounded by nature and rich agricultural land, buying local is a way of life. Our neighbours are the farmers who grow and raise our food chefs prepare it for us and family run stores sell it to us to cook up in our own kitchens.

Centre Wellington is a founding partner of Taste Real, the award winning culinary tourism program promoting local food first!

Here is a list of places that will get you started on local food:

One of Ontario's prettiest outdoor markets, the Elora Farmers' Market, can be found during the summer months in beautiful Bissell Park on the banks of the Grand River in Elora.

The award winning culinary tourism program, Taste Real promotes local food in Wellington County.

Try an Elora Gourmet Weekend at The Drew House, Elora. Nothing tastes better than food you've made yourself! Make a weekend of it and learn to prepare that delicious gourmet dinner while staying in a historic former residence.

Sip a taste of an award winning selection of fine wines at Cox Creek Cellars. A retail store, in the heart of the vineyard just south of Fergus, offers visitors a chance to sample wines and purchase their favourites.

A visit to Harmony Meadows Alpaca Farmin Belwood will give you the opportunity to meet and find out more about these curious animals. Stop by their shop for warm socks and sweaters made from the Alpaca yarn.

Housed in a beautiful Elora century heritage building, the Elora Brewing Company offers onsite made craft beer. The bottle shop is open 7 days a week for you to choose from their diverse selection of fresh quality craft beer. Take it to go or stay and enjoy a pint in their gastropub.

Located in the Fergus Marketplace, Fraberts Fresh Food offers quality, authentic food. Sourced locally and directly from the farmers in the area, you can get ready made meals to go or the ingredients you need to make your own.

Dar's Country Market brings local, farm fresh products to Elora. This is your destination for quality Ontario meat, produce, baked goods and gourmet food.

Elora Bread Trading Co. is a small-batch artisan bakery that focuses on traditional-method naturally leavened (sourdough) bread. They offer a variety of breads along with culturally inspired baked goods and sandwiches made with house-made condiments and deli meat from a local farmer.

Visit Best Baa Dairy in Fergus for quality, gourmet sheep milk products. Nutritious, delicious and local!!

Located in Bissell Park, KIPPElora has built and runs a genuine wood oven – cooking up delicious pizza and other baked treats!

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