September is here!
That means it is time for fall fun in Ontario.
One of my favourite ways to connect with the fall harvest time is to participate in the Wellington County Rural Romp. Our last visit there was in 2013, and we’ve got it on the calendar for this year! This year it will be held on September 26th from 10-4.
Our first stop was Erin Valley Elk located at 5197 Erin Eramosa TL, Rockwood.
We fed carrots to the elk, wandered around and bought some amazing summer sausage. The animals are well-cared for and the owners are super-friendly and great with kids.
We also enjoyed meeting curious Mr. Moo!
Erin Valley Elk is open year-round on weekends and other seasonal hours. Visitors are welcome to check out their store, feed carrots to the elk and chat with the owners.
Next stop was Whole Circle Farms located at 8786 Wellington Rd 50, RR #3, Acton.
We enjoyed this organic farm. The owner is very friendly and took us on a great tour around the farm. You can visit the pigs, cows and chickens. Guided tours will be offered this year and farm staff will be on hand to chat with. Be sure to check out their farm store! We bought some wonderful organic garlic and the kids had fun picking out gourds to incorporate into our seasonal decorating.
Participating farms for the 2015 Wellington Fall Rural Romp:
4565 Watson Rd S, RR #1, Puslinch
ELORA FARMERS’ MARKET
127 East Mill St, Elora
ERIN VALLEY ELK
5197 Eramosa Erin Townline, Rockwood
FRABERT’S FRESH FOOD
105 Queen St W, Unit 3, Fergus
HARMONY MEADOW ALPACA
6185 Sixth Line, RR #5, Belwood
5972 Second Line Erin, RR #1, Orton
MOSBOROUGH COUNTRY MARKET
5284 Wellington Rd 32, Guelph
10 Paisley St, Guelph
5089 Wellington Rd #32, Guelph
THATCHER FARMS BUTCHER SHOP AND BAKERY
5727 Fifth Line Eramosa, RR #1, Rockwood
TOP MARKET MEATS
5887 Splint Road, RR #1, Ariss