As people yearn for a closer connection to their food and farmers are forced to get creative to remain sustainable, agritourism is on the rise!
Explore what Minto has to offer for culinary and agritourism destinations!
Our six styles of premium alpaca socks are made on site. We complement them with hats, headbands, mittens, gloves, alpaca/ wool blend insoles and other felted products we make as well. Our alpaca yarns, rovings and raw fibre will make all fibre artists happy. We round out our store inventory with fair trade alpaca
scarves, ponchos, wraps and blankets, as well as some other non-alpaca products. Stop by to learn more about alpacas!
5509 Highway 9, Harriston, ON
Thursday & Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10: 00 am - 3:00 pm
Minto Farmers' Market
The Minto Farmers’ Market is distinctive in that it features 100% locally grown fruits and vegetables (organic and non-organic), home baking, meat, cheese, maple syrup, preserves, spices, plants and unique artisan products. Visit the Market website for more information on events and how to become a vendor!
Minto Farmers' Market
Open Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Railway Heritage Museum, 166 William St., Palmerston
June 20 – September 26
Reroot Organic Farm
Reroot farm, located just outside of Harriston, is a 70-acre farm producing certified organic produce; pastured pork and chicken; grass-fed beef and lamb; free-range eggs; and raw honey. In addition to the seasonal Minto and Elora Farmers’ markets, reroot also sells their produce from the farm store open daily
for self-serve, and through their community Shared Agriculture Program. Check out their website reroot.ca for more details on products and farm events!
5642 11th Line, Harriston, ON
Open Daily 9am - 6pm (self-serve)
Steckle's Produce & Flowers
The greenhouses have become a sea of scent and colour by May. Annuals of every hue and growth habit line the aisles while hundreds of baskets sway overhead.
Beautify your outdoor living areas with plants grown at Steckle’s Produce & Flowers garden centre. Visit their farm market and experience the benefits of family farm fresh and the warmth of a personal connection that you can’t find in a supermarket setting. Steckle’s is small enough to care about the food they offer, because it is also what they feed their own family. Join them for their annual open house on the Friday and Saturday of the Mother’s Day weekend, serving coffee and butter tarts.
When the Steckle family started farming in 1992 as newly weds, they were continuing a family tradition of agriculture. Gradually their kitchen and flower gardens expanded. The hobby green house was replaced by larger greenhouses, and the vegetable garden moved out of the yard and into the farm fields. Their family has grown to include four children and one dog. Everyone is involved, with Melvin managing the crop rotation, soil and animal nutrition side of things while Joanna is in charge of the garden centre and farm market. Their children work with them gaining valuable experience and fostering an awareness of nature. Their goal is to preserve the values of the faith, family and good stewardship for the following generations.
5857 Highway 89, 1 km outside of Harriston
Open Monday to Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
May to October
Greenbush Heritage Organic Farm
Owned and operated by Terry and Krista Fisk, Greenbush Organic Farm is a small-scale certified organic market garden producing fresh organic fruits and vegetables. It is located on Highway 9 between Harriston and Clifford.
5633 Highway 9, Harriston, ON
Red Market Express
A Market full of fresh produce, specialty groceries, frozen and fresh meal ideas, flowers, coffee, and gifts to decorate the home or cottage.
21 Elora St S, Clifford, ON
Tuesday: 9am - 6pm
Wednesday: 12pm - 6pm
Thursday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 9am - 3pm
R-Lil Golden Treats Maple Sweets
Ontario pure maple syrup and maple syrup products are produced right here in Minto at R-Lil’s Golden Treats Maple Sweets sugar shack's 14 acre maplebush. Using 1300 taps on their pipeline system, sap is collected, boiled and turned into maple syrup, maple butter, maple candy and many other maple products that are available year round. Wedding favours, appreciation gifts and fundraising items also available.
Visit during Ontario’s Maple Weekend to tour the maple sugar bush, see the sugar shack, and for special activities and samples.
8936 Wellington Road 5 (White's Road), Palmerston, ON
Contact Ron & Lillian Grubb: 519-343-2973
Henceforth Farm is run by two first-generation farmers who are passionate about growing fresh, high quality organic produce and cut flowers. They produce more than 40 varieties of organic vegetables and herbs and over 30 varieties of cut flowers for our market stand, CSA shares, and wholesale.
As new farmers, Henceforth Farm is being hosted in Harriston, ON, nestled between the garden rows and grazing pastures of Reroot Organic Farm, and stewarding the land in full recognition of the organic principles that Reroot Farm protects and upholds.
5642 11th Line, Harriston, ON
Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds
Hawthorn Farm produces organic, farm selected, open-pollinated vegetable, herb and flower seeds. Certified since 1996, this farm started as most independent seed companies do, on a kitchen table, with a single page printed catalogue filled by a handful of offerings. With over a decade of growing, they now offer hundreds of tasty options.
In addition, to support the seed community, Hawthorn Farm offers workshops and education tours of the farm and work with a network of Canadian seed growers to promote access to high quality, regionally adapted seed.
RR3 5961 5th Line Minto, Palmerston, ON
Harriston Packing Co.
Harriston Packing Co. is a family-owned butcher shop, fresh deli and smokehouse, proudly located in Harriston, Ontario. They’ve been here for over 50 years, working with local farmers to offer you the freshest, highest quality meats and specialty smoked products.
The Packers provide a successful fundraising program which supports many local community groups, as well as wholesale, custom butchering and co-packing services. You can also enjoy their meats at local restaurants and independent stores across southwestern Ontario.
142 Arthur St, Harriston, ON
Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Known to many a cottage-bound traveller, Homestyle Flavours is packed with Mennonite-made breads, pies, cookies, butter tarts, pastries, jams and more. Sample the diverse selection of deli meats and cheese, and enjoy their made-to-order generous deli sandwiches any time of year.
6721 Wellington Rd 109, Palmerston, ON
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
This mother & daughter operation strives to help others make the switch to natural skin-care products with their handmade soaps. Located in Harriston, ON, the duo has turned a hobby into a business, expanding their customer based from friends and family to the community at large.
Nadur Soap is all natural and produced using as many local ingredients as possible, including maple-syrup brewed on site!
Elora St. Flowers
Elora St. Flowers puts the fresh back in flowers with modern floral designs and a touch of the unexpected! They strive to build a lasting floral relationship with customers, celebrating all of life's moments and milestones.
Owner, Lacey Wilson Koeslag - floral designer since 2005, was born and raised in Minto and is pleased to be serving her own community and surrounding area with fresh ideas and modern floral designs.
92 Elora St S, Harriston, ON
Cedarwood Honey is a family-run beekeeping operation that brings over 20 years worth of beekeeping experience to the Harriston area. The business focuses on providing 100% local Ontario honey to all its customers.
Three hundred bee hives keep the beekeeper Henry Kornelsen busy year round. Cedarwood honey offers everything from pollinating services, liquid, creamed, and comb honey, beeswax products, swarm removal, and more!
In addition to honey and wax production, the farm also pollinates a variety of crops, such as apples, pears, lavender, melons, berries, canola, and buckwheat.
Henry Kornelsen has 15 years experience keeping bees in Northwestern Ontario, Waterloo Region and now Minto Township. Cedarwood Honey prides itself on producing pure unpasteurized honey that maintains all of the beneficial properties associated with honey and its products.
6015 12th Line, Harriston, ON
C&M Seeds/Palmerston Grain
C&M Seeds, founded in 1978, introduced hard red winter wheat to Ontario and is the leading supplier of wheat seed in eastern Canada.
The company began operations when the Cameron and McLaughlin families decided to join forces in the seed industry, combining their talents to produce seeds together. They now sell various types of wheat seeds, as well as strains of soybean, barley, oats and mixed grains.
In 1983, Palmerston Grain, a large scale grain elevator, opened and has continually invested in its facilities, technology, and people, currently boasting 2.1 million bushels in storage capacity.
Today, the farm resides on the original family farm of Norris and Eila McLaughlin.
6180 5th Line, Harriston, ON