Carson’s Garden Market, Sugarbush Vineyards and the Settler’s Cider Company in Prince Edward County
NEW for 2022
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 the labs where medical cannabis is tested for potency, pesticides, microbes and terpenes. See their
in-store bakery where edible cannabis recipes come to life. There is time to purchase various smoking accessories and cannabis products 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..
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 has 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.
Fine Wine Tasting at Three Unique Vineyards in the County
Join local guide, Peter Brotherhood, and explore three different vineyards, all located in Hillier Clay Loams in PEC. This terroir favors vitis viniferous grapes which produce world class wines with excellent fruity concentrations. At each winery, we will sample three wines with an opportunity to purchase same. The Hinterland Wine Company uses different fermentation methods to produce a wide variety of wines such as Borealis and Blanc de Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Traynor Family Vineyard is vegan-friendly and uses sustainable methods to produce wines such as Fume Blanc, Pinot Gris, unoaked Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Gamay Noir. Our third winery, Harwood Estates, is solar powered and produces reds such as Gamay, Merlot and St Laurent, whites such as Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio, Rosés and dessert wines. We will enjoy a three course lunch at the Waring House.
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 rosé. At the Loch Mor Cidery 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.
Enjoy the Buzz at the Bee Works and the Adorable Animals at Haute Goat
Join local guide, Peter Brotherhood, and explore two unique natural attractions in Northumberland County. With apiarists at the Bee Works, we will learn about the life cycle of bees, honey production and the role that bees play in food production. See a bee colony in action at the huge Observation Hive which fills one wall. We will have time to buy bee products such as natural health & beauty items, handmade beeswax candles & candle making supplies, honey - locally-sourced and from across Canada - bee pollen, delicious snacks and other bee related Canadian gifts. At Haute Goat, we will be welcomed by farmers Debbie and Shain, followed by a delicious three course farm-to-table lunch on the patio of the Screaming Goat Café which overlooks the beautiful Northumberland Hills. Cuddle up with adorable baby goats on an Haute Goat Shmurgle and walk with majestic Alpacas while learning amazing things about them. Hear about the breeding program of the very rare Tornjak Livestock Guardian dogs and Icelandic horses. Finally, there will be time to shop for handmade goat milk products such as soaps and creams, goat cheese, goat butter fudge and alpaca clothing. Best time: Mondays, summer or fall.