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.
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 in Stanhope 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…
Alternative Organics Farm
They pledged to bringing the freshest, healthiest food to the people who live and visit the county…
Nest Egg Farm
Lamb, homemade pies, free-range chickens & turkeys, eggs…
Phone: 705.286.4877 Learn More
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
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
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…
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
Growing Radish, Pea and Sunflower. Grown locally in Minden and harvest fresh weekly. Great addition to salads and sandwiches…
DUE TO THE EVOLVING SITUATION WITH COVID-19, PLEASE CALL AHEAD BEFORE VENTURING OUT TO ANY OF THE BUSINESSES LISTED ABOVE, TO ENSURE THAT OPERATIONS ARE STILL UP AND RUNNING PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT.
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.
Local food shopping, interpretive trails, heritage breed displays, programming and event spaces, picnic areas, gardens & more…
Heather Lodges’ dining room offers adults a relaxing contemporary dining experience…
Molly’s Bistro & Bakery
Delicious foods are created in house using the finest local ingredients. Molly’s is the place to go to solve any culinary situation…