THE RURAL RETREAT
HOSTED BY DURHAM REGION
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FEAST ON
Every year, we take our speakers, sponsors, media and volunteers out to the farm for one unforgettable day of eating, drinking and storytelling. This year, we’re proud to be partnering with Feast On - a program celebrating chefs and restaurants who work hard to champion Ontario food & drink, on an adventure in Durham Region.
Albert Ponzo, Le Select Bistro, Toronto
Ryan Crawford, Backhouse, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Jesse Vallins, Maple Leaf Tavern, Toronto
Binh An, PORT, Pickering
Travis Barron, Northwinds Brewhouse, Collingwood
Shaun Edmonstone, Bruce Wine Bar, Thornbury
Benjamin Leblanc, Iron Kettle Bed & Breakfast, Comber
Ricky Casipe, Hawthorne Food & Drink, Toronto
Owen Steinberg, Harvest Kitchen, Toronto
Peter Shambrook, Detour Cafe, Dundas
Ryan O'Donnell, Mercer Hall, Stratford
Nick Benniger, Nick & Nat's/Taco Farm, Waterloo
Jason Bangerter, Langdon Hall, Cambridge
THE FOOD & DRINK
Lavender-Blu | Our Valley View BnB | Wilmot Blueberries | Trillium Lamb | Carpe Diem Farm | Detour Coffee
Gallery on the Farm | Sapsucker | Seacore Seafood Inc. | Soiled Reputation | Vicki's Veggies | Calvin's Peas Stirling Creamery | Sheldon Creek Diary | 100KM Foods | Brock Street Brewing Company | Old Flame Brewing Co. | Archibald's Cidery | The Second Wedge Brewing Co. | Ocala Winery | Muskoka Brewery | Wine Country Ontario
VQA WINES OF ONTARIO: THE LONG TABLE OF ONTARIO WINE
Wine—really great wine—is at the heart of every wine-country adventure. Discover the many varieties, styles and tastes of Ontario's wine regions with Wine Country Ontario's long table featuring wines from:
HINTERBROOK WINERY, TAWSE, THE GRANGE OF PRINCE EDWARD, FLAT ROCK CELLARS, KACABA, HENRY OF PELHAM,
TWO SISTERS VINEYARDS, MAGNOTTA WINERY AND MORE
COWBOY COFFEE: DETOUR COFFEE ROASTERS
Everything at the Rural Retreat is cooking over open fires -- including the coffee! All morning , guests will enjoy coffee from one of Ontario's favorite coffee roasters: Detour Coffee in Dundas, Ontario.
Detour purchase most of their coffee direct from producers.These relationships are built on mutual respect and a commitment to creating the best coffee. By traveling to where it grows, they are able to build relationships with the mills, exporters and farmers themselves to better understand and source our favourite coffees. They look for people that love coffee as much as we do.
They roast-to-order and constantly monitor and adjust each coffees roast to match the perfect profile every time.
Their roasting machine is one of the best in the world and also happens to be the greenest.
THE VENUE : OCALA ORCHARDS
Ocala Winery produces wine and sparkling juices from Apples, Plums, Pears & Grapes grown at the farm.
This year's retreat will be set on the backdrop of Alissa & Irwin's beautiful orchard property. Enjoy their wine, amongst other delights. in the budding apple groves.