Experience True Farm-To-Table Initiatives
Prince Edward County is where it’s at this summer for authentic farm-to table experiences.
Carson’s Garden & Market is newly opened, run by one of Canada’s gardening experts, Carson Arthur. This unique garden centre near Wellington in Prince Edward County not only provides a retail store, but goes much deeper to offer a family space to learn about gardening from farm-to-table. Growing and conserving heirloom varieties of veggies and flowers in partnership with Edible Antiques, Carson’s Garden & Market offers them for sale as plants or seeds essentially bringing back lost flavours and even rare herbs. On site also is Flossies Sandwiches Food Truck which is quickly becoming a local favourite, where hand-crafted menu items meet made-to-order with ingredients from local farms and artisan cured meats.
Littlejohn Farm is fueled by a passion for farming and healthy eating. Offering culinary-based workshops, wine tours, a unique farm stay, corporate team building and much more, this educational farm and sustainability learning centre incorporate two veggie patches, herb gardens and an orchard. With poultry, honey bees, milking goats and heritage breed pigs, this authentic farm is the ultimate farm-to-table retreat. Littlejohn Farm guests are encouraged to partake is culinary and gardening-based workshops, such as charcuterie, sourdough, cheese and pickling.
Table-at-the-Farm harvest dinners accent Quinta do Conde, a centuries old farm in Prince Edward County which is being returned to production while preserving the property’s heritage and character. This experience offers mouth-watering slow, multiple-course dinners, which celebrate food and sustainability. All food served is raised at the farm and grown organically. Quinta do Conde also offers unique summer camps focusing on connecting kids with agriculture, workshops, a farm stand and more.