Georgian Bay - The Core of Apple Country
You could call South Georgian Bay the core of Apple country because our apples are plentiful, juicy, and delicious.
Due to the multitude of apple orchards in the area, finding the best apple products is no easy task. Luckily, we have compiled a list of the best apple products and experiences offered here in South Georgian Bay!
At Farmer’s Pantry, you can pick your own apples right from their orchard! This year you can pick Spartan, Macintosh, Cortland, Spy and Empire apples. It’s an experience that the whole family will enjoy!
According to Grandma Lambe’s, “apples are our business, baking is our passion”. Known for the mouth watering assortment of home-baked goods, Grandma Lambe’s is a fantastic location for anyone with a sweet tooth. Breathe in the smell of freshly baked Northern Spy Apple Pie, take a blissful bite of apple cinnamon crumble and spread some of Grandma Lambe’s apple pie jam onto some bread, truly savouring the exquisite taste of South Georgian Bay apples.
Not hungry? Fear not because in addition to its many culinary delights, South Georgian Bay also features art depicting our glorious apples! The Loft Gallery in Thornbury, Ontario has a variety of gorgeous paintings, some of which showcase the tasteful beauty of Georgian Bay apples. Until October 30th, the This is Apple Country exhibit will be held at the Loft Gallery. From paintings of apple baskets to apple blossoms, these paintings are truly the cream of the crop!
Who can resist a simply sublime salad? We sure can’t. That is why the Oliver and Bonacini Sweet and Bitter Greens salad is a go to. A mixture of root vegetables, house-made pickles, Osprey Bluffs honey vinaigrette, and, of course, apples, this salad is a must have for salad lovers wishing to enjoy South Georgian Bay apple season.
A bonus? Until November 29th you can order from their Fallicious menu. Our top pick? The Caramel Apple Crisp of course!
What’s better than a nice, warm cup of tea on a crisp fall day? Blue Mountain Tea Company is located in the heart of downtown Collingwood and has a heavenly selection of seasonal blends. Whether you pick out the Apple Pie Trail Warmer, an organic apple spice black tea, or Farmer’s Market, a blend of apples, bean leaves, nettle, spearmint and berry extract, you’ll fall in love with these tea-rrific blends.
A discussion about apples would be incomplete without mentioning specialty ciders! We are fortunate to have access to some incredible cider in the area, including Ardiel Cider House of Georgian Hills Vineyards, Beaver Valley Cidery, Duntroon Cyder House, Forbidden Cider from Coffin Ridge and Thornbury Village Cider & Brew House. Take your pick, you can’t go wrong!