This year, the holidays may take on a bit of a different look without the usual event gatherings. However, thanks to this region’s innovative spirit, the Holidays 2020 will have lots of safe and creative ways for you and your family to get your jingle on!
For many, a visit to a corn maze or pumpkin patch is definitely on their fall ‘To-Do’ list! Wondering where to find them as you #ExploreWR? Take a look at our list – and get ready for some family fall fun in Waterloo Region!
Narcity’s list of 19 Toronto road trip-worthy destinations for BFF’s includes a stop in St. Jacobs! If you’ve been craving a bit of adventure, call up your bestie and start planning your next getaway to one of these dreamy spots. No need to refill the gas tank to get to these places!
Farmers’ markets are abundant in Waterloo Region, and are almost as plentiful as the vegetables, fruits and other products that fill their vendor’s stands! They’re a great way to take home fresh produce, and an even better way to meet the people responsible for growing your food.
Posted on Toronto Life – If you think fries that take six hours to make might be potato overkill, drive to Ayr in North Dumfries Township, take a seat at chef Murray Zehr’s new pandemic-inspired pop-up, Culinary Academy 1909, and order the Thai Fry.
White Wolf & Friends owner Angus Burns produces original wildlife paintings on wood and moose antler carvings. He’s part of the Community of Creators you’ll discover at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market.
Meet the Community of Creators at St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market: Deidre Zervos, Botanical Propaganda Bath & Body
Botanical Propaganda at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market makes small batch, all natural bath and body products. Ingredients are sourced locally, do not contain toxins, have not been tested on animals, and are vegan. Many products are package-free and sustainability is paramount.
Eco Refillary, located in the Market Tent at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market, features eco-friendly products and refillable bottles. Owner Katrina Wood is just one of the many makers you’ll meet within the Market’s community of creators.
Narcity Oct. 8, 2019 – As the most magical time of the year draws near, towns and cities alike are transforming into sparkling wonderlands filled with holiday cheer. St. Jacobs Sparkles Christmas Festival is happening in November, and it’s lighting up the season in all the best ways.
Oktoberfest grew out of agrarian and harvest celebrations — and that of course includes fêting the barley and hops used to make beer. Because Oktoberfest is front-and-centre each fall in Waterloo Region, it makes sense that local brewers are inspired by that brewing history in a glass.
We’re coming up to the final long weekend of summer. Labour Day Weekend is full of fun things to do in Waterloo Region: check out our list and find great options for families and friends to enjoy!
Farm-to-table in Waterloo Region means chefs can meet face to face with local producers, buy their products, and savour those ingredients in dishes prepared in their restaurants all in the same day. Lancaster Smokehouse and 5 Chicks and a Farmer are one example of this special type of relationship
Farm-to-table in Waterloo Region means chefs can meet face to face with local producers, buy their products, and savour those ingredients in dishes prepared in their restaurants all in the same day. Martin’s Family Fruit Farm and Fat Sparrow Group are one example of this special type of relationship
Farm-to-table in Waterloo Region means chefs can meet face to face with local producers, buy their products, and savour those ingredients in dishes prepared in their restaurants all in the same day. Puddicombe House and Mountainoak Cheese are one example of this special type of relationship
May 12th, 2019 is Mother’s Day – a time to honour moms, and those mother-figures in our lives who do so much for us! Looking for ways to show your mom how special she is? While nothing can replace a preschooler’s homemade card or a macaroni picture frame, here are some ideas on how to spoil Mom
Borealis Grille & Bar chef de cuisine Scott Mills says the food scene in Waterloo Region is evolving nicely. It’s a position he takes given his experience in the diverse and bustling Vancouver restaurant market.
You don’t have to travel far to find unique gift ideas, there are plenty of places to check out in Waterloo Region. And the best part about these shopping experiences? No Malls – which means less shopping stress!
Restaurant menus change seasonally, and at Puddicombe House the transition from summer to fall especially energizes chefs Lance Edwards and Jammie Monk. In this historic building from 1868, the dining room is set with warming dishes, locally harvested ingredients and imaginative cooking.
A few years ago, Ryan Murphy and Carly Blasutti set a new standard for sharing plates and culinary adventure when they opened Public Kitchen & Bar in Kitchener. Now in their larger location on Victoria St. in Kitchener, Public continues to be a go-to dining spot in the city.
EVO Kitchen is in the former office of the Galt Knitting Company (now known as Tiger Brand). The move was the idea of brother and sister team Barry and Taryn Schwartzentruber who started the business in 2010 and since then have served thousands of box lunches to Waterloo Region businesses.
Fashion magazine Elle Canada recently featured Cambridge’s Fashion History Museum – a slice of fashion history located in Waterloo Region – calling it a little-known museum with a mission to uncover the hidden stories behind our clothing.
The Fat Sparrow Group business appeared in Waterloo Region in only 2017, but the names behind it have long made a mark when it comes to food and hospitality; it’s a parent company for the collection of eateries that chef Nick Benninger spearheads.
Every region has its ‘hidden gems’. In Waterloo Region, the village of St. Jacobs is one of those gems – seemingly small and quaint at first glance, but a deeper look reveals a village that is developing a chic, urban vibe, while still celebrating its rural history.