Carson’s Garden Market, Sugarbush Vineyards and the Settler’s Cider Company in Prince Edward County
Delicious, Decadent Delights: Canada Candy Company, Centre & Main Chocolate Company and the World’s Finest Chocolate Outlet
With local guide, Peter Brotherhood, enjoy life and find your sweet spot in Northumberland County. At the Canada Candy Co. in Cobourg, we will have the opportunity to buy from their full range of candy products, seasonable items and other sweets, at reasonable prices. Candies range from jujubes, jacked up juice berries, to fruit slices, wine gums, licorice buddies to sour cherry bombs plus their fabulous Donini Chocolates. In Warkworth, we visit the award winning Centre and Main Chocolate Company which produces artisanal chocolate in small batches from chocolate sourced from around the world. Here, the world’s most perfect superfood is blended with fruits, flowers and spices to create unique and delicious flavours; this is premium chocolate with a modern twist! There is time to shop on Main St in Warkworth. At the World’s Finest Chocolate Outlet in Campbellford, we are able to purchase their wide range of chocolate products from chocolate covered almonds, milk and dark chocolate bars to bars containing caramels, crisps, coconut or sugar free plus mint meltaways. Enjoy lunch at the Golden Beach Resort on Rice Lake or at St Paul’s United Church in Warkworth.
Legacy 420: A Medical Cannabis Dispensary near Belleville
With local guide, Peter Brotherhood, we will explore the world of cannabis at Legacy 420. This is a First Nation owned and operated medical cannabis retail outlet in Tyendinaga. En route, we will cover the long history of the plant’s use, touch on the “reefer madness” propaganda campaign that made it illegal during the prohibition era in the early 20th century, as well as explain the difference between THC, CBD and the many ways to consume it (smoking, vaping, oils, capsules, suppositories, edibles, etc.) We will also provide information on cannabinoids - the plant’s chemical compounds - as well as the human endocannabinoid system - cannabinoids and their receptors produced naturally in the body. At this state-of-the-art facility, we will tour their labs where they test medical cannabis for potency, pesticides, microbes and terpenes and
see their in-store bakery where edible cannabis recipes come to life. There is time to purchase various cannabis products and smoking accessories, from 55 strains of dried flowers, to infused beverages, from freshly baked goods, to topical healing salves, cannabis oils, tinctures and capsules. It has the largest selection of tested, high-quality cannabis in Canada! Eat lunch on your own at the On Route Service Centre near Trenton.
Old Mill Alpacas: From ‘Farm to Fashion’
With local guide, Peter Brotherhood, visit the Old Mill Alpaca Farm, known for the breeding, care and welfare of its more than 80 alpacas. Here, good animal care translates into excellent quality fleece. Learn how alpaca fleece is graded, processed and crafted into an amazing range of soft, warm, but natural products for sale, ranging from blankets to clothing (scarves, mitts, socks, sweaters) to the popular alpaca dryer balls. Marvel at the supreme insulating qualities of this hypoallergenic fiber. Have an ‘up-close and personal’ experience with the alpacas; even walk an alpaca on a leash! Bring your camera! Visit an apple orchard to pick your own apples or stroll through the Nawautin Nature Sanctuary. Enjoy a buffet lunch at the Timber Ridge G & CC, near Brighton, or the Woodlawn Inn, Cobourg.
TrueNorth Daylilies and the Village of Warkworth
With local guide, Peter Brotherhood, visit the farm of Tim Hobbs and Donna Pass, where their 50,000 hemerocallis (daylilies) can be admired as well as purchased. Tim has 15 unique, registered varieties that he has bred to withstand our cold climate. Another section of their four-acre property with a collection of hostas and other perennials for sale as well. Under mature maples and cedars, marvel at the shade loving perennials linked by two ornamental ponds with waterfalls. Another 20 foot deep pond and split rail structures provide quiet rest areas in the gardens. Bring your cameras! Enjoy shopping at the Glover’s Farm Market and on Main St, Warkworth for unique gifts. Enjoy lunch at the Golden Beach Resort on Rice Lake. Best time: weekends in late June or July.
With local guide, Peter Brotherhood, discover three new and unique rural attractions. At Carson’s Garden Market, see their one-of-a- kind garden centre created by HGTV guru, Carson Arthur. This is a gardener’s delight where you can purchase over 400 varieties of heirloom veggies and flowers, garden tools from around the world as well as ready-made planters and garden décor! At Sugarbush Vineyards, we will taste several of their wines from their Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier and Gewurztraminer varieties. Perhaps you are interested in trying their red maple wine with cabernet franc grapes, their un-oaked chardonnay or their rose. At the Settler’s Cider Co. we will sip their traditionally-made dry, sparkling ciders from their russet apples and field blend of their local apples called Farmhouse. Enjoy lunch at the Waring House.