Escapes to Caledon and Barrie

PART 1:

Nigel visits Spirit Tree Estate Cidery [www.spirittreecider.com], known for their delicious cider and artisanal breads.

Laugh with Nigel as he tries to learn how to make bread from scratch.  

DID YOU KNOW…

Spirit Tree is the first agricultural building in Ontario to be made out of straw bales. It was built using a traditional post and beam construction method, in-filled with straw bales, then completely covered with concrete stucco, making the whole building environmentally friendly and safe.

About Spirit Tree Cider

ABOUT:

The founders of the cidery originally had a third generation apple farm with a successful farm market and pick your own operation. They expanded into bread baking and eventually sold the original property to build the new cidery and plant nearly 5,000 trees.

The cidery opened in 2009 and the location now offers a licensed café, artisan bread sales in the bakery, locally grown produce and other locally made products in the farm shop and several varieties of hard and sweet cider in bottles.

HOW TO GET THERE

The cidery is located at:

1137 Boston Mills Road, Caledon, Ontario

From the intersection of Hwy 401 and Hwy 410 travel north about 20 minutes until Hwy 410 joins Hwy 10. Continue north about 5 minutes to the intersection with Boston Mills Road. Head west about 5 minutes to the cidery on the south side of the road. Parking is free.

 

CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR OPENING TIMES, OFFERINGS AND OTHER DETAILS: 

www.spirittreecider.com

PART 2:

Nigel heads off to the year-round Barrie Farmer’s Market [www.barriefarmersmarket.ca], where he learns about what makes this market that offers fresh and organic foods so special, and meets Doug who tells him about his special striped beets, and Adam, an expert on honey.

DID YOU KNOW…

The Barrie Farmers’ Market is older than Canada. It was founded in 1848 on land that was specifically designated for a market, and later used a building that became Barrie’s first city hall. Now city hall returns their old obligation, by holding the market on their premises every Saturday, inside in winter and outside in summer.

About Barrie Farmers Market

ABOUT:

All stall holders live, grow produce or make their products in Simcoe County.

There are about 50 stalls selling organic vegetables, home baked breads and cakes, fresh poultry, meats and fish, dairy products, honey, crafts and much more.

HOW TO GET THERE

The Farmers’ Market is located at:

Barrie City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario

From the intersection of Hwy 401 and 400, head north on Hwy 400 about 50 minutes to Barrie. Take the Bayfield Street South exit and follow it south for about 5 minutes to the intersection with Collier Street. Turn left or east and City Hall is about 1 minute on your left. Street parking is limited. Multi storey parking is available just before you arrive at City Hall.

 

CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR OPENING TIMES, ADMISSION FEES AND OTHER DETAILS: 

www.barriefarmersmarket.ca

Spirit Tree Estate Cidery Map

Barrie Farmers Market