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Must try local fare in Muskoka

Blog by Susan Brown | August 21st, 2014

Muskoka’s food economy is exciting and vibrant, with a lot of emphasis placed on sustainability and giving back to the community. Recent years have seen the rise of local producers who create quality products that are locally sourced.

There are plenty of famers markets and food fairs to be enjoyed by residents and tourists all year round in the region, and here are just some of the products that you must try when you’re in the area:

Muskoka Lakes Cranberry Blueberry Wine
This delicious local wine is refreshingly fruity, with a sweet forward and a dry finish. This wine is great paired with everything from chicken dishes to sweet and sour dishes. A blend of equal parts cranberry juice and blueberry juice, both berries are native to Muskoka, this Cranberry Blueberry Wine is produced by Muskoka Lakes Winery who have been providing only the best locally grown and processed wines for more than 50 years.

Muskoka Roastery Coffee Co.
Purveyors of handcrafted, specialty coffee, Muskoka Roastery Coffee Co. is 100% locally owned and operated and is certified by the Rainforest Alliance. The coffee beans are roasted in small batches by an expert roaster, following strict quality control standards. Truly, nothing beats quality and dedication to the craft, which ultimately leads to great coffee that you can smell as soon as you open the packaging.

Lake of Bays Maple Syrup
Produced by the Lake of Bays Maple Company, this is 100% pure maple syrup of handpicked quality that goes great with waffles, desserts and pancakes. A local quality product we can truly be proud of!

Lake of Bays Brewery
Specializing in craft beers, the Lake of Bays Brewery located in Baysville produces some of the best brews in Muskoka. They also offer excellent seasonal brews like the India Pale Ale available in autumn and the Spring Maple Belgian Blonde Ale available every spring.

Belly Ice Cream
This artisanal ice cream and sorbet shop is anything but ordinary. With over 26 specialty flavors that utilize locally-sourced ingredients and experiment with fresh and unconventional combinations, Belly’s Ice Cream is definitely worth trying when in Huntsville. With flavors like Ontario Apple Crumble with Rum soaked Raisins, and Muskoka Maple Mocha with fudge ripple, this is definitely not your ordinary scoop of ice cream.