1. Matz Fruit Barn
Find everything in season and interesting at this local farm — from Golden Crown melon and Mexican sour cucumbers to ground cherries (or physalis) and even local trout. When they’re in stock, savour a Park Street Pop — a handmade ice pop made from Matz fruits.
2. Jensen Cheese
Traditional Canadian-style cheddar is the specialty of this family-run business. You’ll find a variety of flavours, plus classic bricks and curds.
3. New Limburg
Started as a father-and-son hobby, New Limburg eventually grew into a microbrewery and restaurant housed in a converted school. There, you’ll discover top-notch Belgian-style ales (brewed in what was previously the school gym) and snack on traditional bitterballen (which the Belgian owners make), while overlooking chalkboards, converted podiums and many more touches left over from the school.
4. Pleasant Port Fish Co.
Right on the water, this charming fish stop is stocked with just-caught Lake Erie fish, as well as smoked options — it’s quite possibly the freshest fish shop you’ll set your eyes (and nose) on.
5. Burning Kiln Winery
Nestled in Turkey Point, this expansive winery offers a range of varietals and an on-site “sea can” restaurant called Canned Heat — run by chef Ryan Rivard. It’s situated across the road from Long Point Eco-Adventures, so consider making a weekend out of this excursion.
EPISODE 1: More Than Wine Country
5 Stops in Prince Edward County
The county’s reputation has been growing in the past few years, but we know it’s more than just wine country. Entrepreneurs, farmers, chefs, brewers and creatives of all sorts have flocked to the area to be part of this rural renaissance. We uncovered a few local gems.