The Province of Ontario defines agritourism as “those farm-related tourism uses, that promote the enjoyment, education or activities related to the farm operation, including limited accommodation such as a bed and breakfast". Agritourism businesses can include (but are not limited to) on-farm retail, farm tours, accommodations such as bed and breakfasts, or recreation activites such as horseback riding. Oro-Medonte is a Farm Fresh Community, we are a rural municipality and agriculture is an important part of the natural and cultural history and our future.
The rolling farmlands of Oro-Medonte create the perfect setting for both agriculture and tourism. There is an abundance of agriculture opportunities, experiences and locally made products. Whether you are looking to visit adorable animals, buy farm fresh produce, learn about the production of maple syrup, or visit a feild of beautiful flowers, Oro-Medonte is home to many outstanding farms and producers!
Farm Gate Sales
Buy local fresh fruit, vegetables and meat right from the source! Visit local garden centres and pick your own locations. Click the links to view the many farms located in the township. Be sure to check hours and seasonality before visiting.
Maple Syrup Producers and Sugar Shacks
Follow the links to view the many sugar shacks we have in Oro-Medonte.
Breweries and Vineyards
View Oro-Medonte's wineries, breweries, and event centres.
Shop premade bouquets, pick-your-own flowers, and more!
Plan a weekly visit to Oro-Medonte Farmers Market at Chappell Farms, this market is run by the local Oro-Medonte Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.
Book an Oro-Medonte Farm Stay!
Petting zoos, horseback trail riding, birdwatching, alpaca walks, and more!
The Oro-Medonte Farmer's Market
is open every Thursday from 12-6 pm all summer long! Shop local products from a wide range of over 45 vendors. Buy your farm fresh food, local products, and art all in one location at Chappell Farms on Penetanguishene Rd. Experience the fun filled family atmosphere for yourself!
Visit the Orillia & Lake Country website for even more information on Agri & Eco-Tourism in Oro-Medonte. Watch videos, view itineraries, and browse business listings. Learn more about Oro-Medonte's local growers, rural adventures, and locally sourced artisanal products. Plan the
My goal is to take great care of my own hives as
naturally as possible. I extract the honey manually gravity straining the bee
bits out and into jars within 48 hours, preserving all the great stuff that is
in honey All the honey is from my own hives, so there is a limited supply. This
is honey from the hive to the jar with minimal intervention. Find our products
at local markets and events around the region. Visit Beamish Honey's website.
Chelsea Chocolates has been manufacturing
chocolates, truffles, and specialty items since 1995. They make their own
products in small batches using fine Belgian chocolate and the finest
ingredients to ensure our customers the freshest chocolates. They also have a
small retail outlet on site where visitors can shop. Visit Chelsea Chocolate's website.
We are a 110-acre century farm in Oro Medonte,
growing organic lavender varieties and native plants. Visit our stand at the
Oro Medonte Farmers Market, where we will have fresh and dried lavender,
essential oil, and hydrosol for sale! Visit Lavender North on Facebook.
Rugby Kid Honey
Looking to Start an AgriTourim Business?
If you are interested in starting an agritourism business, the County of Simcoe offers two extensive toolkits to help you along your journey. These toolkits will assist you in the planning and development of your agritourism business. Visit the links to find the information, data, and resources you need to start your business and begin growing!