At the heart of Ontario’s traditional Tobacco Belt, Norfolk County is the centre of a region blessed with some of Ontario’s mildest weather due to the proximity of Lake Erie, the warmest of the Great Lakes.
With rich soils and a long growing season, it is not surprising that Norfolk County is thriving as a culinary tourism destination as it transitions from tobacco to a wide new array of produce.
New ventures including wineries, peanut and popcorn farms, poultry and honey operations now operate close to thriving farms that bring to market more traditional produce like sweet corn, sweet potatoes, field and heirloom tomatoes. Greenhouses help to extend the season for vegetables and fruits to satisfy the hunger for locally grown goodness in urban markets across southern Ontario.
Vendors in the Norfolk County Area:
Round Plains Plantation & Bakery