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Taste the Difference Local Makes!

Already thinking about spring and warmer temps? Start planning a getaway visit now to sip, savour and sample the glorious flavours of the food and drink on offer in BruceGreySimcoe, Ontario.

Maple Syrup

Start your foodie adventure with the sweetest of them all, maple syrup! Maple syrup festivals and events start in early March and run right through until the end of the April. 

Pubs, Cafes, Restaurants & More

Nothing tastes better than a meal prepared from local and fresh food. Mouth-watering dishes lovingly created by local chefs are always on the menu – fuel up with a quick snack or savour a longer multi-course meal at one of the food establishments across the region. Most cater to all diets, too, with gluten-free options, vegan menu choices and other dietary requirements. From casual to fine dining and everything in between, you’ll find it here. 
Enhance your food experience by pairing up with a local beverage. Choose from a wide selection of wine, craft beer and spirits from the region’s wineries, breweries, and distilleries.
If you’re planning your trip as far ahead as June, book a Midland Food Tour (choice of walking or driving) – a fun way to experience Midland’s eclectic dining options.

Farmers’ Markets, Local Produce and Food Trails

Several farmers’ markets are open year-round in BruceGreySimcoe, with many more opening in late spring and early summer.
  • Orillia Farmers' Market 
    Located downtown at the Orillia Public Library. Add April 8th to your calendar now, for the annual Easter Market. Learn more about spring market events on their website.
  • Barrie Farmers' Market 
    Located inside Barrie City Hall. Parking is free during market hours on Saturdays on downtown Barrie streets and in the City Hall parking lot. 
  • Owen Sound Farmers' Market 
    Located in the market building, just behind city hall. 
BruceGreySimcoe is home to many family-owned farm market and specialty stores, producing local produce, baked goods, dairy products and so much more! Check out these vendors below who are open all year long:
  • Nicholyn Farms 
    Located on Horseshoe Valley Road, the store not only carries a wide variety of local produce and products, but it’s also stocked their own farm with on-site produced sauces, meats, frozen meals, bread, other baked goods, and other locally produced products. 
  • Springhills Fish
    An eco-friendly fish farm that’s located in Grey County and delivers throughout a good chunk of Ontario. Like to learn more about the fish you're buying? Take a tour of the fish farm to see how it's done - the self-guided tour takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes and is free.
  • Farm2Door in North Simcoe
    Visit their retail store in Tiny (check hours before visiting). If you live locally, order online for pick up or delivery.
  • Grandma Lambe’s
    Known for its apples (and delicious apple pie!), this family-owned business has been a fixture in Meaford for over 50 years. Specializes in on-site baked goods, local produce and products.
  • Sheldon Creek Dairy
    Shop online for Farm Store pickup or visit the Farm Store at this family-owned dairy farm. The store is stocked with dairy products, meat, fresh produce, baked goods and more.

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If you enjoyed a scrumptious meal in BruceGreySimcoe, we’d love to see your photos! Share with us on Instagram using the hashtags #BruceGreySimcoe and #yestoBGS.
Photos can also be uploaded to our website on our BruceGreySimcoe Ambassador page.


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