Local Food and Drink Adventure: Spring Edition

Mar 20, 2016

From March 20 to June 20 it’s officially spring!

The time to get reacquainted with your local farmers’ market, to head out to a culinary festival, and enjoy the Greenbelt’s spring bounty.

Spring into action this spring season - check out the guide below!

March 20 to June 21: Apple Pie Trail in Blue Mountains - Love apples? This trail’s for you! With over 36 things to see and do, you can sample the Greenbelt’s apple diversity in all its forms. Grab a delicious local apple at your farmers’ market, try a sweet apple treat, or sip on hard apple cider - it’s up to you!

March 20 to April 9: Maple Syrup Festivals across the Greenbelt - From pancakes with maple syrup and maple syrup candy to learning how maple syrup is produced, take a day trip with family to the closest festival.

March 25 to 28: Take part in Easter adventures across the Greenbelt. Click here to view a list with our top picks.

April 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24: Get Fresh in Niagara’s Twenty Valley - Get Fresh in the Valley is a self-guided wine tour of up to 24 wineries in Niagara’s Twenty Valley wine country. It’s one of the most brilliant ways to learn about and stock up on our VQA wines.

April 22 to 24: Food & Drink Fest 2016 in Hamilton - Experience an exciting variety of Ontario VQA, spirits, craft beers, and gourmet local food produced by Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Niagara Regions’ most popular restaurants, culinary experts, chefs, innovative food trucks, breweries and wineries.

May 7: Ajax Beerfest in Ajax - Sample over 14 craft beer and wines from across the region. Limited space available, buy tickets soon.

May 27 to 29: Springlicious in Niagara Falls - Showcasing the best Niagara Region has to offer! Be sure to taste the culinary offerings, the beers, and the wines.

May 27 to June 4: Celebrate Ontario Craft Cider Week! Read our blog post to find out how to take advantage of this week.

May 28: Take part in the Hamilton Farm Crawl - Learn about the beginning of the growing season and the year long care of animals on this guided tour of farms in Hamilton.

June 3: Take the Toronto Craft Cider Cruise and sample the best ciders the Greenbelt has to offer.

June 4: Spring Food & Wine Festival in Newcastle - Try wine and food from across Ontario.

June 4 to 5: Graze the Bench in Lincoln - Sample wine from 8 VQA wineries, enjoy local food, and listen to music while viewing unforgettable vistas of rolling vineyards.

June 6 to 12: Celebrate Local Food Week! Stay tuned for more information.

June 12: Attend the Saints & Sinners: Taste of the Trail - Go to Grey Roots to taste your way around the Saints & Sinners Trail with beer, wine and cider samples and great local food.

June 10 to 19: Take part in Ontario Craft Beer Week events! Stay tuned for more information.

June 11 to 19: Niagara New Vintage Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake - Award-winning winemakers are opening their cellar doors to share the vintage wine experience!

June 18 to 19: Attend Springridge Farm Food Truck Festival in Milton to celerbate Father’s Day.

– Andreea Nicoara

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