There’s something to be said for buying products directly from the place where they’re made. This is especially true when you visit a farm store.
On many occasions, you’ll get to speak directly to the hard-working people that crafted your purchase. You’ll see the hives where the honey was collected. You’ll hear the sheep bleating in the barn when you try on a pair of wooly mittens, or perhaps you’ll pet an alpaca moments before you take home a sweater made from its fibre. You can also sample a spoonful of maple syrup before buying the bottle.
Or smell the cow’s– Okay, bad example.
It means a little more when you can make shopping an experience. And when you give these items away as gifts during the holiday season you can really make yourself look good by saying you went the extra mile to find the perfect something or other.
Below are some fantastic farm stores that offer products made from materials grown right here in Lennox & Addington. It can’t get more local than this!
Note: Please call ahead for hours of operation at each of these businesses listed.
14775 Front Road, Amherst Island
The amazing crew at Topsy Farms sell a variety of 100% Canadian, soft-wool products, including blankets, bedding, handmade items, yarn and crafting supplies. Check out a large selection of offerings available for purchase on their website, or better yet, take the ferry over and explore their wonderful Wool Shed.
Ruby’s Acres Alpaca Farm
1000 Lucas Road, Odessa
Owners Pete and Joanne D’Amore invite you to explore Ruby’s Acres Alpaca Farm Alpaca Farm in Odessa. Their farm store is stocked full of wonderful alpaca fibre items available for purchase. Browse an amazing selection of men’s, women’s, and kid’s products. You’ll love the sweaters, blankets, rugs, toques, scarves, mittens, socks, ponchos and more. They carry imported Peruvian products all made with 100% alpaca wool and also offer batten yarn and roving collected from their very own herd of alpacas.
923 Maple Road, Odessa
Maplescapes Farm is family-owned & operated by Corey and Katlyn Stanton. Their goal is to bring the best in home-grown, healthy, locally-made products to the community. Beginning with just 6 hens in 2018, they quickly fell in love with farming and have expanded their offerings to include eggs, maple syrup, chicken, honey and beeswax products. At last check, they also have a few Christmas turkeys available for sale.
Wilton Cheese Factory
287 Simmons Road, Wilton
This isn’t exactly a farm store, but their wonderful products wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of the farm community. Nothing says happiness quite like a brick of delicious cheddar cheese from Wilton Cheese Factory. Except for maybe a bag of curd. Oh yes, their curd is pretty fantastic too. Do your holiday guests a favour and pick up some of both at their factory. These products are a perfect addition to your party snack tray.
Hogans’ Honey & Maple Products
6605 Loyalist Parkway, Bath
Do you have a holiday sweet tooth? Of course you do! Hogans’ Honey & Maple Products in Bath has been satisfying those cravings since 1934. Ben and Tim Hogan, along with their talented staff, produce raw, pasteurized and creamed honey, honey butters… and make delicious maple syrup too!
MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company
1915 County Road 22, Bath
Be sure to include MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company on your farm store hit list. The owners are 8th generation farmers who have turned their family farm into a thriving craft brewery. Century old barns house equipment, and planted hops and malting barley grows in the surrounding fields. You’ll love the atmosphere the moment you step foot onto the property. Oh and by the way, their beer is spectacular.
1447 Ham Road, Bath
If you’re looking for the perfect teacher gift, stocking stuffer, Secret Santa present or local basket, McClure Eats near Bath definitely has you covered. Choose from a variety of jams, pickled beans, garlic chili paste, pickles, and a ton of mouth-watering hot sauce varieties. Check out their Facebook page, message them your order and they’ll have it ready for contactless pickup at the farm.
Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company
9656 Loyalist Parkway, Adolphustown
Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company is a beautiful 10-acre estate in Adolphustown. Owner David Bergeron produces Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Vidal, Riesling and Gewurtraminer and sources local orchards for Cole Point – their delicious hard apple cider. On site is Nonna’s Pizzeria, with crusts made from scratch and toppings made from local ingredients. For the winter season, they’re offering fantastic take & bake options for pizza, various soups and pasta dishes.
9261 Loyalist Parkway, Adolphustown
With a stop at 33 Vines in Adolphustown, you’ll enjoy the a relaxed setting inside their tasting room, a beautifully-renovated barn that is a perfect spot for a variety of events and gatherings. Take home a bottle of their Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Merlot. They make great gifts.
Longrid Estates Vineyards & Winery
10941 Loyalist Parkway, Adolphustown
Longrid Estates Vineyards & Winery is L&A’s newest destination for wine-lovers. They produce Gewurztraminer, Sweet Riesling, Fruit Feast White Wine & Midsummer Night Orange Sweet Wine on their beautiful property that overlooks Bass Cove and Hay Bay. You’ll love the view and the wine.
The Hive & Hearthstone
225 South Shore Road, Greater Napanee
The Hive & Hearthstone farm store is now open! Proud owner Tammy Lloyd has created an amazing new space to sell her wonderful assortment of products. You’ll find a delicious selection of raw honey, all naturally-made in-house by Tammy and the sugar fairies. They also offer wood conditioners, candles, paw balms, farm fresh eggs and much more.
Hickory Lane Alpacas
7326 County Road 9, Greater Napanee
You’ll love your visit to Hickory Lane Alpacas in Greater Napanee. While the star attractions are the super-friendly alpacas, there are a lot of other barnyard friends that will be vying for your attention too during your farm tour. They offer a great assortment of socks, mittens, scarves and other hand-knitted products too.
128 John Street, Napanee
It smells so good when you step foot inside Harvest Brinery in Downtown Napanee that we know you won’t leave the store empty-handed. While this isn’t a farm store per se, we couldn’t in good conscience leave it off this list. Colleen and Miles create delicious preserves, just like grandma used to make. Pickled beets, pickled asparagus, pickled mushrooms, sweet garlic dills, red pepper jelly and so much more. You can taste the quality, old-fashioned goodness.
Carole’s Christmas Tree Farm
7685 County Road 2, Greater Napanee
Carole’s Christmas Tree Farm in Napanee is open for the season! They offer thousands of trees in all shapes and sizes. With a very diverse selection, you can choose from a variety of spruce, Scotch pine, Balsam and Fraser firs. Purchase a pre-cut tree, or select one to cut down yourself from their beautiful 50-acre property.
3981 County Road 1, Yarker
While Lavender Queen isn’t open for a farm visit, you can order online and choose farm pickup at checkout. You can shop their lavender-inspired collections, including bath bombs, body butter, hand soap, hydrosol, soaps, scrubs, mists and much more.
LakeHouse Alpaca Farm & Fibre Mill
412 Card Road, Yarker
LakeHouse Alpaca Farm & Fibre Mill near Yarker is a small alpaca and Angora goat farm. Owner Karen Hughes has an on-site mini-mill where they process fibre from their animals as well as fibre from other farms in the area. Call ahead for an appointment to enjoy a unique, agri-tourism experience!
The Soap Shack
339 Frizzell Road, Tamworth
You’ll definitely enjoy your visit to The Soap Shack in Tamworth. Owner Denise Frizzell takes great pride in creating a wide variety of vegan and goat milk soaps. She also produces an assortment of candles, bath bombs, creams, body lotions, laundry detergent, as well as beard oils and shaving soap for men. It’s a sudsy collection of hand-made products with scents you’ll love.
Stone Spindle Farm
367 County Road 15, Tamworth
Stone Spindle Farm in Tamworth is a wonderful family-run alpaca farm that focuses on local and sustainable yarns, natural dyes, clothing, housewares, and hand-spinning fibres. Offering a variety of products at their farm store, online and at vendor markets throughout the region, Todd and Beth Fisher offer an amazing selection of hand-made socks, toques, mittens, shawls and so much more.
Skootamatta Tree Farm
2800 Upper Flinton Road, Flinton
At Skootamatta Tree Farm in Flinton, picking out the perfect tree is a holiday tradition. Owners Helen and Ed Yanch, their kids and grandkids have been providing families in the region with spruce, fir and white pines for over 30 years. They provide the saw and the tree, you make the memories. They’re now open every weekend until the big day, or until they’re out of trees.
Online Farm Options
While these locations don’t open their farm stores this time of year, they do have great online stores where you can order great, locally made products from your home and have them delivered to your door!
More to Explore…
These are just a few of the amazing businesses here in Lennox & Addington. Browse our online directory and find other shops where owners and staff go above & beyond to provide their customers with a personal shopping experience.