Fall Rural Romp
2012 Fall Wellington Rural Romp
Saturday, September 29th, 11am - 4pm
The Wellington Rural Romp is your chance to get up close to your food. Experience a day in the countryside, meet local farmers, eat, learn about food and experience agriculture's bounty. At each location, you will find farmers and business owners who are passionate about bringing real taste and local food to you.
The Spring Romp is held on the last Saturday in May and the Fall Romp is held on the last Saturday in September.
Rural Romp Photo contest - view details here.
View Rural Romp Poster here.
Read Press Release here.
Download your Rural Romp Map here - map prints on legal (8.5x14) paper
2012 Fall Rural Romp Locations:
ABERFOYLE FARMERS' MARKET
Real Farmers selling truly local produce from less than 45 miles away. Over 25 vendors offering heirloom vegetables, select cheeses, meats and quality hand made arts and crafts. Located in an accessible open air pavilion with ample parking.
23 Brock St South, Aberfoyle
ALL SORTS ACRE
All Sorts Acre is our 1.18 acre farm just outside of Guelph, integrating forest gardens, pasture, annual gardens, sheep, a pig-a-tiller, and many chickens. We sell eggs, chicken, lamb, and wool products from our farm gate.
5060 Jones Baseline, Guelph
BUTT'S BERRY AND FLOWER FARM
Take a self guided tour of our flower and pumpkin fields and find some fall decorations for your home.
5838 5th Line, Rockwood
Come see our new honey extracting line! Ask the beekeeper any question you have about bees.
Do not worry if you see bees, they are not after you. They want the honey:)
6889 Hwy.6 N & Sideroad 5, Fergus
COX CREEK CELLARS ESTATE
Explore Wellington County's only winery. Enjoy our grounds and wine store and have a sampling of our wines.
7687 Wellington County Rd. 22, Guelph
Come out and see our greenhouse and new shade cloth planted area where we grow a large variety of vegetables. Go for a stroll on our walking trails or visit our 150 Chantecler chickens at the chicken tractor. Help us start our new Orchard - plant an apple tree!
4565 Watson Rd S, Puslinch
ELORA FARMERS' MARKET
Fresh local produce, baked goods, meats, honey, preserves, herbs, maple syrup, and more! Rural Romp special attractions include horse drawn Mennonite buggy rides and musicians.(Market open until 1pm)
Bissell Park (SE Corner of Mill St & Metcalfe), Elora
ERIN VALLEY ELK
While visiting the farm you will be able to feed our elk apples and carrots.
Our on farm store has Elk, Venison, Bison and Wild Boar. See you on the farm!
5197 Eramosa Erin Townline, Rockwood
FRABERTS FRESH FOOD
Stop by Fraberts for great local food! Chef Derek and some of our suppliers will have local food for you to sample.
105 Queen St West, Fergus
HARMONY MEADOWS ALPACA
Come and meet our alpacas while they’re growing their winter coat. Welcome the newest members of the Harmony Meadows family; Venus and 3 month old Kona. Gear up for the cold season with warm and wonderful alpaca products - they make great presents, too!
6185 6th Line, Belwood
HUMMINGBIRD FARM ERAMOSA
Hummingbird Farm Eramosa is a fully organic farm, where we grow fresh garden produce and hay. We also rent out garden spaces, where anyone can grow their own fresh, organic veggies and flowers. Our tenants raise grass-fed cattle. On Rural Romp Day, you can buy fresh produce direct from us, nd we'll give guided information tours of the farm - including hay rides!
5479 7th Line N, Rockwood
MAGDA FARM AND TROUT LILY GREENHOUSES
Meet our cows, pigs, chickens and farm pets. Learn about the alternative methods we use with our livestock, including pastured poultry and management intensive grazing. Let our pigs tell you how happy they are in their wooded pasture.
5877 4th Line, Rockwood
www.magdafarm.ca www.troutlily.ca 519-856-2333
MOSBOROUGH COUNTRY MARKET LTD.
Enjoy heavy horse pulled wagon rides to the pumkin patch - kids can choose a pumpkin for free! Sample some of our delicious wares, follow the pumpkin paths on the front lawn and see what goodies our baker has made from scratch.
5284 Wellington Rd 32, Guelph
SMOYD POTATO FARM
Meet your local potato farmer and learn all about different and new varieties of potatoes. Examine a potato harvester up close and check out the grading line. Stroll through the woods to our 'experimental' potato field and even dig your own potatoes!
6204 Fifth Line, Fergus
Experience the beauty of autumn with thousands of pumpkins, a Strom's pumpkin pie, our 6 acre corn maze, wagon rides, pedal cards and pumpkin chuckin'. There is a fee for the Harvest Fun area.
5089 Wellington Rd #32, Guelph
THATCHER FARMS & THE FARMER'S WIFE BAKERY
Come out and enjoy the fresh country air and visit our working farm. Tour our newly expanded Country Store, Butcher Shoppe and Bakery. Pick up some Fall Harvest deocrations (pumpkins, moms, cornstalks and straw bales). Enjoy lunch on the porch, drinks hot and cold and a sweet treat from the bakery. Tour our property and learn about how we raise beef, pork, lamb, chicken and turkey, all of which goes directly to your family's dinner table.
5727 5th Line of Eramosa, Rockwood
WHITE ROCK OSTRICH FARM
We offer hay wagon Tours to feed the yearlings and say hi to our Rednecks, Bluenecks & African Black adult Ostriches and see baby ostrich chicks in the hatchery. Enjoy our onsite Gift Shop with the new addition of Canadian Made Ostrich Leather products and join us for a lunch of ostrich burgers. Check out the size of our ostrich eggs! Tours : $ 5.00/adult $ 3.00, kids 18 and under, feed the yearlings $2.00. Ostrich Burgers $ 6.00.
13085 Fourth Line, Rockwood
WHOLE CIRCLE FARM
Come and see the pigs, cows and chickens at our organic farm. Guided tours all day. Talk directly with the farmers who produce your food and shop at our self-serve farm store.
8786 Wellington Rd # 50, Acton