Is your grocery shopping routine feeling a little too routine? Shake things up this fall by transforming your weekly shop into a scenic road trip with a tasty purpose. In addition to sourcing the freshest Ontario flavours for all your favourite fall dishes, you can find hands-on fun at pick-your-own produce stands and enjoy some strategic sipping to discover new local beers, wines and ciders. Here are some ideas for a fall grocery galivant in Hamilton Halton Brant.

In The Hamilton and Stoney Creek Area

Shop
Stock up on fresh fruits, vegetables, delicious baked goods and gourmet pantry items at Stoney Creek’s Punch Bowl Market and Bakery.

Pick
Head to Murphy’s Country Produce through the end of October to pick a wide range of produce, and while you’re there, grab some sunflowers too.

Sip
West Avenue Cider House offers traditional country flavours as well as more innovative, barrel-aged and cask-conditioned ciders. Six rotating taps mean there is always something new to sample. If you’d like to turn your grocery trip into an overnight getaway, consider booking their on-site vacation rental, Somerset Cottage.

Repeat
Other great stops to round out your trip include: Hamilton Farmer’s Market, Ottawa Street Farmer’s Market, Locke Street Farmers’ MarketHamilton’s many stellar craft breweries, Ridge Road Estate Winery and Leaning Post Wines. Read our Fall For Hamilton blog post for even more itinerary inspiration.


In The Oakville & Burlington Area

Shop
After browsing Burlington Centre Lions Farmers’ Market, (open through October) or Oakville Civitan Farmers Market, head to Denninger’s Burlington or Oakville locations for fabulous meats, cheeses, and so much more.

Pick
Stop in at Applevale Orchards to pick your own Golden Delicious, Cortland, Spies and Macintosh apples. If you want fresh fall produce without having to do the picking yourself, Oakville’s Cristan Farms has a stand that offers visitors the pick of their crop!

Sip
Wet your whistle and stock up for fall sipping season at Nickelbrook Brewing Co. in Burlington and Cameron’s Brewing in Oakville.

Repeat
Other must-visit stops to round out your trip in Burlington include Farmer Jack’s, The Olive Oil Dispensary, and Wally Parr Sausage. In Oakville, stop by to stock up at Farmhouse Artisan Cheese, Firebat Coffee Roasters, and Monastery Bakery and Delicatessen. Read our Fall For Burlington and Fall For Oakville blog posts for more itinerary inspiration.


In The Milton and Halton Hills Area

Shop
Milton Farmers’ Market (open through October 9) is just the beginning of the farm-fresh fare that awaits in and around Milton. Chudleigh’s, Springridge Farm and Stonehaven Farm should also be on your list of stops.

Pick
Visit Andrews Scenic Acres to gather apples, pumpkins and fall flowers and don’t forget to pick up a fresh apple pie from the Farm Store.

Sip
Visit Orange Snail Brewers, in Milton, and Furnace Room Brewery, in Georgetown, to taste their latest selection of creative craft beers.

Repeat
Other great stops to round out your trip include The Meat Terminal, La Rose Bakery, and Willow Grove Heritage Honey Bee Farm. Read our Fall For Halton Hills blog post for more itinerary inspiration.


In The Brantford and County of Brant Area

Shop
Paris’ Wincey Mills is home to a year-round market hall with friendly vendors offering a diverse range of goods from fresh bread to gourmet popcorn, sausages, and more.

Pick
While the community of St. George is pressing pause on its annual Apple Fest this year, this community is still all about their apples. Orchard Home Farm and Brantview Apples are both fantastic choices for some autumn apple picking.

Sip
Your challenge won’t be finding a sip stop in this area; it will be narrowing down your options to only a few. Read our 10 Reasons to Explore The Craft Breweries of Brant County to select your pint picks.

Repeat
Other great stops to round out your trip include the Brantford Farmer’s Market, Elberta Farms Country Market, The Windmill Country Market, Hidden Roots Farms, Little Brown Cow Dairy, VanGro Farms Market. Read our Fall For Grand River Country blog post for more trip inspiration.


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Music Bingo at Flux

Flux Brewing Company

185 Oakland Rd, Scotland, ON N0E 1R0

Date & Time: January 17th (1st bingo night of the year) $5 cover to join

Now thru December 7

Oakville Museum Guided Tour

Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

8 Navy Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 2Y5

Tuesday to Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. General admission by donation (Suggested $7 per...

Now thru December 31

A Taste of Paris – Sip, Savour & Shopping

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours

Paris, Ontario

Tour Details: This tour includes three tasting locations with timed stops to make your day...

April 22

Downtown Oakville: Wellness Week 2024 – Zazen Studio: An Herbal Approach to Easing Anxiety

ZaZen Meditation Studio 251 Lakeshore Rd. E. 2nd Floor. Oakville, ON L6J 1H9

Date & Time: Apr 22nd, 7:30pm to 8:30pm Free Event Registration Required

July 2 - August 16

Summer Camp with Centre Francophone Hamilton

Centre francophone Hamilton

3 Locations

Dates: Jul 2nd to Aug 16th Times: 8:30am to 3:30pm Extended Care House: 7:30am to...

April 27

Paw-some Pet Party with the Oakville Milton Humane Society

445 Cornwall Road, Oakville, ON

Date & Time: Apr 27th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Drop Off - 9:15am to 9:30am Pick...

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Tours

28 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

Now thru December 31

Private Date Night Painting for 2

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The Cotton Factory, DyeWorks Building, 9 Landsdowne Avenue, Hamilton

Whenever Date Night is! Event Price: $165.00 + hst per couple.

Now thru May 20

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope, ON, L0R 1W0

Date: Feb 8th to May 20th Opening Hours: Wed to Sun, 9:00am to 5:00pm Admission:...

Now thru December 31

Home of #99 Taste Adventure

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours

Paris, Ontario

Tour Details: This tour is a five+ hour all-inclusive self-guided tour with all food, sips,...

April 22

Downtown Oakville: Wellness Week 2024 – SPINCO Oakville Class

SPINCO Oakville, 229 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville, ON L6J 1H7, Canada

Date & Time: Apr 22nd, 7:00pm - 11:00pm Free Event Registration Required

Now thru April 28

Special Exhibition – How can I know you?

Art Gallery of Burlington

1333 Lakeshore Road , Burlington, ON, L7S 1A9

Exhibition Dates: Jan 19th to Apr 28th

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