Visitors and locals are fortunate enough to have access to a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables that grow in Niagara.
Over 90% of Ontario’s tender fruit crop (peaches, pears, prunes, plums, sweet and sour cherries, raspberries and strawberries) come from the Niagara Peninsula. The majority of these fruits are grown in orchards found in Niagara on the Lake just north of Niagara Falls. In these orchards, 95% of Ontario’s peach crop and 81% of Canada’s peach harvest are grown. Look for this crop in July and August.
Now is the perfect time to take a drive along the lower Niagara Parkway and purchase many of these fresh produces from roadside stands operated by farmers that grow the produce.
Along the way, take time to sample some of the extraordinary VQA wines made from grapes grown in vineyards found here.