In Chatham-Kent, "We Grow For the World." In fact 20% of the world's vegetables are grown right here.
Chatham-Kent is proud to be the number one producer in all of Canada when it comes to carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, green peas, pumpkins and tomatoes. Plus, Chatham-Kent is home to the largest fresh water commercial fishing port in the world in Wheatley.
Seasoned farm families invite visitors to explore their unique operations and learn the fascinating process that leads to local quality meats, fruits, and vegetables that are shipped across the continent and around the globe, each and every day.
A visit to a local farm market (in Wallaceburg or Ridgetown) offers local produce, herbs, vegetables, baked goods, canned goods, pickles and popcorn as fragrant fresh smells burst in the air. Take advantage of quick stops at the many roadside stands, and pick up the makings for a salad or other assorted varieties of produce served up on a smaller scale. The Wednesday Farm Market (also open on Saturdays!) is located at 9877 Longwoods Road and is open year-round for fresh produce, meat, and home-baked goods.
Sample award-winning maple syrup tapped locally or visit the many road-side family farm stands and orchards to taste mouth-watering apples, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and more. Looking for locally brewed craft beers and wine? Look no further than Chatham-Kent's Corks and Kegs Trail.
Know what's in season and when with the Buy Local Buy Fresh, Chatham-Kent guide.