At Eclectic, we believe that using high quality local ingredients picked at their freshest make for the best tasting dishes. We believe in supporting the amazing Orillia area local farmers who produce these delicious ingredients. It's about building relationships and celebrating locally grown and produced goods. Supporting Orillia area local farmers and producers allow us the opportunity to know where our food comes from, it invests local money back into the community, and has shown to reduce our environmental impact. We are proud to be an Orillia restaurant & caterer who supports the hard working & talented farmers listed on this page.
Local food matters!
Julia Child has the best quote " You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces- Just good food from fresh ingredients".
Please read on to see some of the hard working farmers and producers we here at Eclectic are excited have rewarding relationships with.
Located close to Sebright in Kawartha Lakes, The Sparrow's Keep is offering harvest boxes for the 2023 growing season. Farmer Aden Spurr ecologically produces fresh, delicious vegetables & greens using no till, low till, & no dig gardening. If you've eaten at the cafe then you've already had some of Aden's great produce. Aden is offering a variety of harvest boxes this year for you to choose from so use the link to head on over to his website to find out the details. Harvest basket pickup will at the cafe's retail space can be an available option for you to select (Wednesday from 1-2pm).
Ethically made, artisan designed in Severn Ontario. Georgian Chocolate Co. strives to ensure that they are maintaining a minimal environmental impacting while crafting their delicious chocolate. Georgian partners with local artists to design their packaging to bring the inspired talents of artists in our community. Georgian believes in connecting people through conversation of great chocolate & art! Check out our selection of Georgian chocolate the next time you visit our retail space.
Located in Baysville, Ontario, Yummies in a Jar was created in 1992 as the creative inspiration of Lynn Murden. Yummies creates small batch, gourmet preserves using local ingredients when possible. We are happy to add another local food producer who has been creating a wide range of flavour forward products. Drop on into the retail store and check out the jams, jellies, chutney's, & BBQ sauces we are currently offering from Yummies! Don't forget to check out their website.
Located near Sebright, Ontario, Brightview Farms is a great family run operation producing tasty microgreens that we use on dishes in the cafe & that we now sell in our retail fridge. Brightview produces pea, kale, broccoli, sunflower, mustard radish, & brassica microgreens. Microgreens are an easy & tasty way to add flavour & nutrients to any dish you create at home. The crew from Brightview can be found at local area farmers' markets so be sure to check them out! If you are new to microgreens I suggest you start with pea. They are super fresh tasting, crunchy, and nutritious to boot! To find out more about Brightview & their click the link or follow them on Instagram.
Located in beautiful Creemore, Ontario, The Gorgeous Spice Company was created to dazzle the people you cook for. The Gorgeous Spice Company believes that ingredients give a meal quality, but spices give it life. Try elevating your favorites dishes at home with one of these delicious spice blends. Not sure how to incorporate these into your meal prep routine? All of these varied flavour boosting spice blends are great on beef, chicken, fish, or any vegetable dish that's in your current dinner rotation. Stop by our retail space next to the café and check out the 6 flavour inspired blends this great local business offers. Also, check out their website at the link below.
Aquatic Growers produces amazing aquaponic produce year round in Severn Bridge. If you've had any of our salads before, you've had their greens & they consistently meet our high expectations. Scott's produce is second to none, so click on the link to check out their website or visit them on Facebook. Or you can come on in to our retail location
Nestled in the hills of Oro-Medonte, Quayle's Brewery uses fresh spring water & farm fresh hops to create a lasting farm-to-glass experience. Quayle's stunning property is located just 9 minutes from Orillia & features a re-creation of a 19th century local landmark, the Musical Barn. The barn features a large outdoor patio, tasting room, acoustic lounge, and an indoor & outdoor event space. If you've never been, you simply have to go visit. Great people & great beer located at a world class property. We proudly serve Quayle's products in the café or for delivery to Glen Oro Farms. Cheers!
Pivot Coffee is a small batch coffee roaster located in the sunshine city of Orillia,. Jim & family has been grinding away at local area farmers markets offering his blends & single origin offerings. All of Pivot's coffees beans are ethically sourced and certified organic.
Pivot Coffee Roastery is proud to support the women farmers of the Café Femenino program. Pivot Coffee stands with these courageous women who fight for the credit they deserve and the voice they need to fight inequality. Café Femenino provides high-quality coffee beans that come with a one-of-a-kind support for women farmers across the world. Café Femenino disrupts the traditional economic system by paying women directly for their work, giving them the opportunity to take on leadership roles in their cooperative, and providing them with the title to the land on which they farm.
We are excited to support Orillia's coffee roaster! Check out Pivot Coffee's offerings in our retail store located next to the café.
Here at The Roost, we offer up farm raised food that tastes like it should and opportunities to enjoy the pleasures of country life with a familiarity that calls you home to roost. Purchase meat or fresh vegetable boxes, visit our summer farm market, or take a stroll through the maple bush. There’s a little bit for everyone at The Roost.
Located in beautiful Oro-Medonte, Ontario, The Fifty Acre Garden features locally grown vegetables, herbs, teas, and cut flowers. We use intensive gardening techniques and permaculture philosophies to work wisely and in balance with nature. We only use organic approved methods, and never harmful pesticides or insecticides.
Lavender Hills Farm is located on twenty-five acres just outside of Orillia in central Ontario. In addition to the existing hardwood and softwood forests, we now have a tallgrass praire that we planted in 2007. Every year the praire rewards us with an ever increasing floral display that contributes as a valuable resource for all our bees and other pollenators in our home yard.
We have additional bee yards in Muskoka, Oro Medonte, Ramara and Severn townships and also pollenate the cranberries at Johnston's Cranberry Marsh in Bala.
As local producers, we harvest and sell our award-winning honeys and handcrafted cosmetics, candles and soaps that we make at select farmers' markets near us.
Quaker Oaks Farm is a family run business, and farm animal sanctuary, in the Kawartha Lakes region. Our name, is derived from a pacifist Quaker upbringing and the strength of the mighty oaks that have grown here on the farm forever, thus strength in pacifism. At Quaker Oaks Farm we choose to keep animals in trust that they are family. We are fortunate to have the ability to live a lifetime with those we can afford to shelter.
Our family was born and raised at Riverdale Farm in downtown Toronto. Judy and Mark met there, where a job became a passion and a passion became a dream, and a dream became reality, and reality became a business with compassion.
Welcome to Quaker Oaks Farm!
Meet Your Farmers!
Greetings from the veggie patch! We are Wolf and Leda and the only thing we love more than growing veggies and eggs for our community is EATING THEM OURSELVES. We hope you can taste the difference in our local organically-grown and foraged produce, preserves, and fresh eggs. This is our little family's passion. PayDirt Farm was established in 2017 in the Beautiful Hogg River Valley of Georgian Bay. Because soul is in the soil.
Tickets for the Eclectic Chopped Competition are now available. Tickets are limited so act fast & don't forget to show some love to our community partners.
Do you like to cook? Want to learn some kitchen tips from a Chopped Canada Champion? Head to our events page to find out more on how to enjoy a great evening of food & wine.
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