Headwaters Fresh & Local Finds

In addition to the countless local delicacies and fresh fare that every road and unexpected detour will bring you to, here’s a small bite of the region’s best tastes.

 

Fire in the Kitchen Spice Co. spices. Photo by: Pete Paterson

Assortment of spices from Fire in the Kitchen Spice Co.

 

1. Fire in the Kitchen Spice Co.

What: Alarmingly good dry rubs and specialty seasonings, for everything from steaks to sandwiches, created by a local firefighter and tested on his (sometimes unsuspecting) firehall buddies.

Who: Christian Horner

Where: Hockley Valley

fireinthekitchen.ca

 

 

Chocolate and nut covered pretzels from The Chocolate Shop in Orangeville. Photo by: Pete Paterson

Chocolate and nut covered pretzels from The Chocolate Shop in Orangeville.

 

2. The Chocolate Shop

What: Don’t go if you’re stuffed up with a cold, because the smell when you walk into this vintage handmade shop is legendary. Walls and walls of chocolate and other treasures, hand-made daily.

Who: Barbara Chafey

Where: Orangeville

thechocolateshop.ca

 

 

Ciders from Spirit Tree Estate Cidery in Caledon. Photo by: Pete Paterson

Sparkling non-alcoholic apple and pear ciders from Spirit Tree Estate Cidery in Caledon.

 

3. Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

What: Taste, tour, talk. Ten kinds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic ciders will whet your appetite for the breads and pizzas from a wood-fired oven, all in an architectural gem. A must Headwaters stop.

Who: Thomas Wilson and Nicole Judge

Where: Caledon

spirittreecider.com

 

 

Potatoes from Downey Farms & Bistro Fresh Potatoes. Photo by: Pete Paterson

Bistro Fresh Inca Gold Heirloom Potatoes

 

4. Downey Farms & Bistro Fresh Potatoes

What: Our soil’s extra good up here. First farmed in 1924, Downey’s grows a surprising variety of spuds, including heirlooms, and the only potatoes in Canada to have secured GMO free certification.

Who: Trevor Downey

Where: Shelburne

bistrofreshpotato.com

 

 

Goat cheese from Woolwich Dairy Inc. and Berard spreader from From the Kitchen to the Table store. Photo by: Pete Paterson

Assortment of Chevrai cheeses from Woolwich Dairy Inc.
L to R: Fine Herb, Bruschetta and Cranberry Cinnamon.
Front: Berard spreader from From the Kitchen to the Table.

 

5. Woolwich Dairy Inc.

What: From a tiny goat farm started by Tony’s mom, to North America’s top goat cheese producer. And not just cheese: if you’ve never tried goat milk salad dressing, or even better, ice cream…

Bérard Acero spreader set purchased at From the Kitchen to the Table in Orangeville.

Who: Tony and Olga Dutra

Where: Orangeville and Amaranth

woolwichdairy.com