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Agritourism Ottawa

A Guide to Wineries, Orchards, Gardens, Farm Tours and Other Agricultural Adventures in the Ottawa Region

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Millers’ Farm & Market in Manotick

Pumpkins for sale

It’s not too often that you get picked up by the side of the road by a man in a John Deere tractor. But that’s exactly what happened to me yesterday when I visited Millers’ Farm and Market in Manotick.

I had gone to Millers’ to check out their agritourism operation. Millers’ Farm and Market has a little bit of everything: pick your own berries and pumpkins, wagon rides (on weekends), tours for school groups, a large gift shop, antiques, home-made preserves and pickles, a garden centre, and fresh local and Ontario produce. They also have an 8 acre corn maze, which is what I was looking at when Ron Miller came by on his tractor from a back field. He stopped the tractor to say hi, and when I told him that I was doing research on agritourism in the Ottawa region, he invited me to climb into the tractor for a tour of the farm! Continue reading “Millers’ Farm & Market in Manotick”

Saunders Farm

Spiral Maze
My sister and her family visited Ottawa this week from the Toronto area. Before she came, we discussed various agritourism attractions we could visit. One option was Saunders Farm, so I showed the kids the web site last weekend, and the advertising was a huge hit. So much so that when we arrived at the farm yesterday, my nephew said, “There are three things I want to do here. The pirate ship, the mazes, and THE ICE CREAM!!!!!” That picture of a big ice cream cone on the Saunders web site was probably the biggest lure for the kids. As someone in the marketing industry, I admire the Saunders family’s marketing savvy!
Saunders Farm is a full-day experience, and well worth the $13 entry fee ($50 for families of 2 adults and 2 children). There is so much to do: 11 mazes, a water spray zone, a pirate ship, a tree house play area, puppet shows, wagon rides, old log buildings, a gift shop, and more. The farm is laid out perfectly – parents can sit down on Adirondack chairs in the centre of all the fun, and watch their kids burn off all their excess energy! Or they can join in on the fun, especially in the mazes, which could entertain adults or older kids for hours. Continue reading “Saunders Farm”

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