Harvest Dinner

gather.  verb. collect, assemble, congregate.

The year twenty-twenty calls for a county wide celebration; so let’s do it with food.  The fact is that the food scene in Grey County is on fire.  We have more farms selling directly to the public than anywhere else in Ontario, great restaurants, and people are seeking authentic connections with their food producers. Let us help you to learn the story and taste the place.

The County has officially proclaimed twenty-twenty as the year to gather.  To gather a basket full of local produce, meats, and spirits from a local farm store or market.  To gather your friends and family around a big table (or kitchen island), to celebrate each other and the local bounty before you.  To gather around a restaurant table and appreciate the love the chefs bring to your plate. It’s the year of you, and your connection to this place through the food you eat and the people you spend time with.

Make twenty-twenty your year to discover new food finds and reconnect with those important to you. Twenty-twenty is the year to gather.

Here are 20 ways to gather this year.

1. Après ski at Jozo’s Bar, Blue Mountain’s original après ski location.

2. Snowshoe in the vineyards at Coffin Ridge and Georgian Hills.

3. Chill at delicious local coffee shops.

4. Enjoy the smell and taste of maple syrup on the Kemble Maple Tour .

5. Bake an apple pie with Thornbury Bakery Café at Spy Cider House

6. Put food in your trunk at Grey County’s general stores.

7. Dine at a Forest to Farm to Fork dinner created by area chefs like Sumac + Salt.

8. Take a backroad tour and load up at farm gates including Sideroad Farm, Good Family Farms, Twin Creeks Farm & Ravenwood Farm.

9. Eat funky cheese from the Cheese Gallery, The Milk Maid or enjoy a dairy-free plant based option from The Frauxmagerie on Georgian Bay.

10. Sip your way through the Saints and Sinner’s Trail.

11. Crunch along the Apple Pie Trail.

12. Meet a fellow farmer foodie at local  farmers’ markets.

13. Hike and Wine with Free Spirit Tours.

14. Ride your bike to cideries and wineries along three cycling loops.

15. Dine by the water at Mudtown Station Brewery, The Grey Thornbury and The Mill Cafe.

16. Pack a picnic and enjoy it by a waterfall.

17. Scream for homemade ice cream at Pom Pom Treat Hut, Big Bay General Store, and Maria’s Gelato.

18. Purchase the Come to our Table Grey County cookbook.

19. Try Eat Local Grey Bruce and their 300 local food products to choose from for purchase. Learn about all of the great producers in the area; and did we mention they deliver.

20. Host a dinner with friends and family.

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