Culinary and Agritourism

Culinary and Agritourism

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! 

Alpaca Time

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
Hours: Thursday & Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m, Sunday CLOSED


Flowers to Fragrance

“Finally, I’ve found a local company who values the benefits of all-natural ingredients!  I feel safe in knowing that many of Flowers to Fragrance’s product ingredients are grown onsite, without harmful chemical additives, and that I am doing the best that I can for my family’s health as a result of switching to using all of their personal care products.” – Shelly

Flowers to Fragrance is an essential oil farm that grows a variety of plants, primarily lavender, to extract pure essential oils and floral waters (hydrosols) used in the creation of our handmade, 100% natural beauty and skin care products, made with ingredients from plants, and fragrances from essential oils, and without chemicals and synthetic fragrances. Get in touch to arrange guided tours, talks and steam distillation demonstrations.

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
6275 Highway 89, Clifford, ON
(between Harriston and Mount Forest)
/flowerstofragrance @f2fragrance @flowerstofragrance


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
Railway Heritage Museum, 166 William St., Palmerston
June 2 – August 25
Open Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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 for more details on products and farm events!

5642 11th Line, Harriston ON
Contact: 519-820-1891
/RerootOrganicFarm @rerootfarm @rerootfarm


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. Open Monday to Saturday, May to October, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Join us for our annual open house on the Friday and Saturday of the Mother’s Day weekend, serving coffee and butter tarts.

5857 Highway 89, 1 km outside of Harriston
Contact: 519-338-5381

WildThings Plant Farm

At WildThings Plant Farm, you’ll find a well-grown stock of ornamental perennial and annual plants, shrubs and trees wellsuited to this area, plus numerous display gardens that will help you to see just how lovely these plants could be in your own setting and how easy they are to grow. Plants in their collection are chosen for their beauty, vigour, hardiness and gardenworthiness. Specialities include clematis, hosta and native plants. They have a huge selection of plants to choose from. Many visitors enjoy the atmosphere at WildThings so much that they spend the entire day, and will return often throughout the season to see what’s new in the gardens and on the tables.

9688 Baseline Road, Minto
April to late September, by appointment during ‘off-season’