Taste Local!


BruceGreySimcoe…always delicious!  Dishes made from local products appear on many of our restaurants’ menus and may vary from season to season. Some of our farmers’ markets and farm stores are open year-round, so stop in to pick up fresh baked bread and treats, locally produced milk and cheeses, fresh fish, beef, poultry and exotic game.  The fruits of the harvest are available now too – jams, jellies, relishes and local honey make great additions to the kitchen pantry and make the perfect hostess gift. 
Plan your culinary experience by visiting the Grey Bruce Agriculture & Culinary Association and Simcoe County Farm Fresh to source out local producers and suppliers, as well as restaurants and bed and breakfast establishments that include local ingredients in their dishes.  Hours may vary during the winter season, so be sure to call ahead.

Food Trails & Tours

The perfect combination!  Take in the beauty of BruceGreySimcoe while tasting its wares.  The award-winning Apple Pie Trail™ pays homage to the apple, winding through the heart of apple country (Creemore to Meaford) with over 30 stops at apple orchards, restaurants, galleries, wineries and more. And, in late winter/early spring, celebrate everything maple on the Tap into Maple tour at over 15 sweet route stops.

Cooking Classes & Workshops

Learn to cook like the pros, using local ingredients to create delicious and tasty dishes.  Hone your culinary skills at Ciboulette & Cie in Midland, the Collingwood Cooking Academy and Forks in the Trail B&B in Horseshoe Valley.  Both the Collingwood Cooking Academy and Forks in the Trail have on-site accommodation, too, so you can “cook and stay”.

South Georgian Bay Community Cookbook

Released in 2016, “Come To Our Table, South Georgian Bay Community Cookbook” showcases the flavours of the region with contributions by our local chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, B&B owners and other food professionals.  More than a cookbook, it’s filled with 54 recipes, stories, photos, artwork and a directory of those featured in the book.  This book is a great addition to your kitchen or your coffee table!  (Hint:  It makes a wonderful present, too).  Available at local retailers or can be purchased online.

Food Experiences

No need to take our word on how good our local fare is!  Check out the blog posts and TV spots below for less-biased views….  
Find fresh and local producers, retailers, restaurants, bed and breakfasts and more by visiting the sites below: