Episode 3: Ontario’s Garden

Make 5 stops in Norfolk County, picking up local ingredients, exploring hidden gems and ending with a gorgeous Food & Drink–style feast.

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Discover the 5 Stops

Photography by Joe Panetta

Norfolk - Discover the 5 Stops

1. Matz Fruit Barn

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

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

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.

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

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.

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Products Featured in This Episode

Burning Kiln Harvest Party White VQA

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Burning Kiln Harvest Party Red VQA

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Burning Kiln Strip Room

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Burning Kiln Horse and Boat Riesling

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New Limburg Belgian Blonde

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THE FEAST

 Our host, Miranda, and guest Nick Liu (executive

chef and partner of critically acclaimed restaurant DaiLo) created supper at Burning Kiln Winery using the bounty from their 5 Stop journey. Recreate your own version of the meal using Food & Drink recipes.

Watermelon, Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Watermelon, Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Toss a mix of melon, cucumber and tomatoes to make a beautiful salad.

Canned Heat Great Lake Tacos

Canned Heat Great Lake Tacos

Fry local pickerel or perch — both tasty choices — for Baja-style tacos.

Red Potato & Speck Pizza

Red Potato & Speck Pizza

Give a twist to potato pizza by topping it with speck and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

French Toast with Simmered Blueberries

French Toast with Simmered Blueberries

Create a show-stopping dessert by spooning simmered blueberries over classic French toast slices.


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