Local Food & Markets


What’s Growing in the Haliburton Highlands?

Ontario farmers are just like you- they care about family, community, taste, environment, quality, food security and much more. We are all connected through our shared values and principles.

Buying local ensures you’re filling your plate with nutritious, delicious, environmentally friendly foods, grown by community farmers. It supports the local economy and keeps you connected to the food on your table.


Experience Agri-Tourism

Abbey Gardens – West Guilford

Abbey Gardens is a not-for profit charity providing economic and recreational opportunities for the community. Everything they do on site helps further their mission to create opportunities to learn about living more sustainably.

If you want to learn about local food, gardening, energy, sustainable construction techniques, heritage agricultural animals, land restoration or cooking techniques, this is the place to visit!


Killara Station – Lochlin

Killara Station is a 215 acre farm in the heart of Haliburton County. It is home to a variety of initiatives that follow the passions of the owner Sue Peel “to grow and provide FRESH organically grown food for our community”.

Book a Tour – The Killara Farm Experience – Email Sue MacDonald to schedule a tour of Killara Station!  Timing and availability is dependent on weather and the demands of running the farm.

Yours Outdoors – Throughout the Haliburton Highlands

Unique learning vacations and outdoor adventures that explore the rich natural and cultural heritage of Haliburton County. Yours Outdoors packages are original, engaging, enlightening, and will connect you with communities and the great outdoors.

Try the Introduction to Foraging for Wild Edible Mushrooms or Chaga 101. They also offer a Wild Edibles forage where you will learn how to identify and harvest the choicest parts of wild edibles, how to prepare prepare them, and then, best of all, to taste them.

Source Your Local Ingredients Here…

Below are some of Haliburton Highlands Markets, Farm Gates & local Food Producers where you can stock up on tasty products and ingredients made & grown right here.

Haliburton County Farmers’ Market

They envision a thriving and sustainable local food system where healthy and wholesome food is available to all.

Visit the three Markets on Tuesdays in Haliburton, Fridays at Abbey Gardens and Saturdays in Minden – May-Oct.

BUY LOCAL Come out and support our Growers and Producers! What was in the field or oven this morning could be on your table tonight…

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Alternative Organics Farm

They pledged to bringing the freshest, healthiest food to the people who live and visit the county…

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Nest Egg Farm

Lamb, homemade pies, free-range chickens & turkeys, eggs…

Phone: 705.286.4877 Learn More

Owl Farm

Heritage pork, eggs, seasonal produce. Farm Gate sales: Saturdays in July and August 9am-noon, otherwise by appointment…

Phone: 705.935.0357  Learn More

blackberry grove Homestead

Ducks eggs & free range Chickens… Fresh fruits & vegetables…

Phone: 705.457.0954 Learn More

Killara Station – FRESH

To grow and provide FRESH organically grown food for our community…

Phone: 705.854.0055 Learn More

SplitRock Heritage Homestead

Beef & Pork… Follow us on our amazing journey as we follow our dreams one small step at a time towards self suffiency…

Phone: 705.286.0272 Learn More

cranberry lake farm

Heirloom market farm growing heirloom vegetables and sprouts…

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Highlands Maple

Free roam, chemical free, lamb, goat, chicken, pork, also have maple syrup, eggs and honey…

Phone: 705.935.1269 Learn More

Windy Meadows Farm

Family farm for 50 years. Farm gate sales: eggs, maple syrup, grass fed Angus beef when available…

Phone: 705.286.2345 Learn More

Graham’s Farm

Fourth generation farmers growing chemically free food for our local community…

Phone 705.935.0003 Learn More

Rising Sun Gardens

We grow vegetables naturally, for lack of a better word. Available at @risingthymes, formally Organic Times, in Minden…

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Waverly brook Farm

Sustainable forestry, maple syrup, biodynamic methods for csa food box, farm animals …beef & lamb, internships for art of farming…

Phone: 705.457.2214  Learn More

bethel heights farm

Farm gate honey, eggs, maple syrup and vegetables for sale when available and in season…

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newtown Microgreens

Growing Radish, Pea and Sunflower. Grown locally in Minden and harvest fresh weekly. Great addition to salads and sandwiches…

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vinegar hill farm

We are a fifth generation family on the original homestead. Cleared by my great-grandfather Mathias Rowbotham and his wife Margaret (nee Townsend)…

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Below are some great pictures of the #myhaliburtonhighlands that might make your mouth water.

Taste Your Local Ingredients Here…

Feast On® – Certified Taste – Culinary Tourism Alliance (CTA)

Feast On® is a certification program for restaurants and purveyors in Ontario.

It recognizes businesses committed to sourcing and celebrating Ontario grown food and drink – which makes it easier for food lovers like you to find local food.

By choosing a Feast On® Certified restaurant, you’re supporting our local food system too.

Heather Lodge

Heather Lodges’ dining room offers adults a relaxing contemporary dining experience…

Phone: 705.489.3257

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