Taste Brockville

Farm to Fork

Brockville is surrounded by acres and acres of farmland on every side. You don’t need to wander far to leave the city and find yourself in farm country. Many of these local farms are more than happy to bring people into their barns and fields and show how their farms run.

Tincap Berry Farm

If you’re wanting to visit a picturesque farm, Tincap Berry Farm checks all the boxes. The family run business is friendly and more than happy to share what they know with people who come to visit. While berry picking might be in their name, you can visit TIncap Berry Farm throughout the summer and find all kinds of fresh produce available to buy. From mid June to July, you can pick your own strawberries or peas, while in July, raspberries are in season to pick yourself. If you’re wanting to see what else is available throughout the summer, check out their crop calendar and be sure to stop in for a visit!

Halls Apple Market

If the thought of fresh apple pie is already making you salivate, you need to visit Halls Apple Market in Brockville. Open year round, there is always something baking in their kitchen, or ready to buy to bake in your own kitchen. Apple pie, apple bread, apple cider… we could list everything available to buy at Halls Apple Market, but we’re getting hungry just writing it! When the summer begins to draw to a close, visiting Halls Apple Market takes on a whole other level of magic, when they open their orchard so people can pick their own apples. From August to October, different types of apples become available, so check out their picking calendar and check out Halls Apple Market when your favourite type is ripe!

 

Wendy’s Country Market

Once an old schoolhouse built in the 1800s, Wendy’s Country Market is now a fantastic old-fashioned country market filled with food from the region. The market is open year-round and offers organic and locally-grown, seasonal produce from over 70 local farmers and artisans. Be sure to visit Wendy’s Country Market throughout the summer to take part in their events!

 

Burnbrae Eggs

Burnbrae Eggs

While Brockville is home to many family-run farms, some of them have reached a national scale! From coast to coast to coast, there is a chance you’ve had an egg from Burnbrae. Did you know Burnbrae Farm began in 1891 in Lyn, just north of Brockville? Even today, eggs are produced and graded in the Lyn facilities.

Farmer's Market

Brockville Farmers’ Market

October 28, 1832: Charles Jones donated two acres of land to the city of Brockville for the creation of a farmers market. Since then, the Brockville Farmers’ Market has moved and changed, but has become one of the oldest continuous farmers markets in Ontario. Running from May to October, the Brockville Farmers’ market is known for its friendly vendors and scenic location on Market Street West. It currently can hold up to 51 vendors, selling everything from fresh picked fruits and vegetables, to maple syrup, crafts and flowers. It’s a popular attraction for both the local and visitor, so be sure to come see what’s growing lately! And while you’re visiting our market, be sure to stop into the Brockville Tourism office and come say hi! We can be found at 10 Market Street West.

Restaurants

Whether you’re stopping in Brockville off highway 401 for a quick bite to eat, or you’re visiting for a few days, Brockville has restaurants that will keep your taste buds wanting more.

 

Venture down to the Downtown Brockville core, and you’ll find a collection of tried, tested and true family-run restaurants. These locations are all favourites of locals, from the local pizza places to their fish and chips spot of choice. Pick up some amazing Chinese food, or settle in for a fun evening in one of our pubs. You can even grab a seat watching the waterfront at some of our local family restaurants or waterfront patios. You won’t find these restaurants cutting corners - quality is key, and the customers who keep coming back for more are their success stories.

 

Looking for something more familiar? Brockville’s north end is where you’ll find restaurants that will taste like home. You can still go to your family’s favourite place to eat, even when on vacation. Close to our hotels, you can find something delicious no matter where you are in Brockville.

Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries

Brockville is home to a collection of excellent craft breweries for drinks of all kinds. No matter what your taste, you’ll find a new favourite drink from the Brockville and 1000 Islands region.

Breweries

1000 Islands Brewery Logo

1000 Islands Brewery

Found in Downtown Brockville, the 1000 Islands Brewery produces a series of beers that are popular with locals and visitors alike. With all their beers brewed on site, you can see the process that went into making the very drink in your hand from the pub on the main floor. If you’re a fan, you’re in luck - there is a shop on site where you can bring your favourite beer home with you!

Windmille Brewery

Windmill Brewery

Just east of Brockville and Prescott, Windmill Brewery has been creating popular beers in Johnstown since 2016. With names such as the 1838 Pilsner, the Barracks Black Lager, and the Rail Dock Amber, Windmill Brewery invokes the area’s history to tell the story of their beers. Their brewery doubles as an event space through the summer, so bring your friends and come see the live music that plays on Friday nights until Labour Day.

ABRU Brewery

ARBRU Brewery

This micro-brewery has the environment on the forefront of its mind! As Ontario’s first off-grid brewery, arbru beer is committed to helping the environment by brewing beer. Through using solar power to planting a tree for every beer sold, arbru is taking craft beer to new levels, using the hashtag #ThereIsNoPlanB.

Cideries

BUSL

BUSL Cider

This family-run craft cidery can be found just outside of Brockville, in Mallorytown, ON. Their ciders are known for their unique flavours that help them stand out from the regular apple cider. Their flavours include beet and blueberry, cherry and haskap, as well as the more traditional apple and pear flavours. Be sure to follow BUSL on their social media, as they are always developing limited edition flavours for the seasons and holidays!

Distilleries

King's Lock Craft Distillery

King’s Lock Craft Distillery

At King’s Lock Craft Distillery, they strongly believe that you should live life in small batches. They pride themselves on creating some of life’s little pleasures, especially in their spirits! They have many speciality spirits, such as the Von Schoultz vodka, the conestoga gin, the lighthouse shine, and the 1000 Islands moonshine, all of which are gluten free! They also are award winners, with their Prescott white rye, their Canada’s Whiskeyjack rye, and their vodka and moonshine all winning at national and international competitions. King’s Lock is  built off a concept of keeping a minimal environmental impact, keeping things organic, local and sustainable. If you’re interested in seeing how these award winning spirits are made, be sure to check out their location on highway #2 in Johnstown (just east of Prescott.)