May
9
Sat
Workshop – Dandelions – The Prized Wild Edible @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard
May 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Workshop - Dandelions - The Prized Wild Edible @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard

Come and forage your own untreated dandelions and learn 4 fascinating recipes from this tasty and medicinal plant.  Dandelions are a prized wild edible — all parts are edible and contain a variety of medicinal benefits. You will learn how to make and enjoy this amazing plant in a refreshing cold tea, tender green salad, infused vinegar and robust coffee. We’ll discuss the rich medicinal history while you enjoy samples of each recipe. Gather your family and your friends for this interesting workshop!

May
16
Sat
Sale – Large Variety of Organic Seedlings @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sale - Large Variety of Organic Seedlings @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard

EXTENSIVE SELECTION OF ORGANIC SEEDLINGS!   GIDDY UP!

BUY 4 AND GET YOUR 5TH ONE FREE!!

It’s that wonderful time of the year!  I welcome you to stop by and check out the huge variety of heirloom and non-gmo vegetable plants we have for sale.  I also love hearing the feedback from previous customers.

May
23
Sat
Taste Of Trout & Asparagus Event @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Taste Of Trout & Asparagus Event @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard

FBF Open Water Sustainable Trout

Stop by for a free taster of some gorgeous BBQ’d Trout & our farms hand picked asparagus!  Scotty ..The Grill Master.. will be at your service.  We are  thrilled to offer the first sustainable source of rainbow trout raised exclusively in open waters off of Manitoulin Island.   No contaminants, hormones or anitbiotics.   We are fond of calling this trout  FBF  – Fresh Beyond Frozen.   Within hours of swimming John O Food’s team processes the trout using the newest technology in a state of the art cryogenic freezing tunnel that flash freezes the fish and packages it in thermal sealing vac packaging.  What does all this mean…once defrosted which just takes minutes you can literally smell the lake on this fish and taste how fresh it is.

Jun
6
Sat
An Asparagus Farm & Vineyard Celebration Al Fresco @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
An Asparagus Farm & Vineyard Celebration Al Fresco @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard

Join us to celebrate our gorgeous farm fresh Asparagus Inspired Menu!!

We are so exciting to welcome you to our farm & vineyard for an intimate and memorable Al Fresco dining experience. Surrounded by vineyard country elegance and our veggie garden dotted with flowers, we hope you’ll be transported to a place where time slows down. Enjoy the scenery with a walk amidst the romantic vineyard, garden settings or lush woodland and corn fields to the Back 40 Secret Garden.  It’s a joy for me to walk through our garden and harvest some gorgeous farm fresh veggies for your dinner. We use no pesticides and wonderful heritage, NON-GMO seeds. We source local proteins as much as possible from our local farmers who naturally and responsibly raise meats with no hormones or antibiotics.

Jun
13
Sat
Kefir Milk Workshop @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Kefir Milk Workshop @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard

KEFIR. Taste & Learn 4 recipes to start your journey to restoring a better balance of gut flora with this antibiotic & antifungal powerhouse.  Kefir is a cultured, fermented beverage that tastes a great deal like a yogurt drink. It’s made using “starter” grains. In this class you will see each stage of making a Kefir drink, flavoured second fermented drink, infused cream cheese and a surprising way to use Kefir Whey. You will enjoy samples all long the way to determine your favourites. We will talk about right turning bacteria verses left, how do purchased probiotics compare to homemade, Yogurt verses Kefir and troubleshooting. Please bring your own mason jar as you will go home with starter grains to begin your Kefir adventure.

Jul
11
Sat
Make Your Own Bees Wax Wrap & Natural Honey Lip Balm @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Make Your Own Bees Wax Wrap & Natural Honey Lip Balm @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard

Grab a friend or family member for this hands on workshop. As my knowledge and skills expand on the farm, I love the community of getting together, having fun making these products which costs pennies compared to buying AND are better for you and the environment. They would also make lovely gifts for the like minded folks in your life. You will make and go home with the following:

  1. Bees Wax Wrap. Once you start using your wrap instead of plastic cling wrap, you will want to make more! Fantastic for cheese, sandwiches, veggies and so much more!
  2. Natural Honey Lip Balm. I love knowing that these few simply natural ingredients that will nurture and not dry your lips.

Grape Lakes Honey Bees will provide honey and wax that is treatment free, chemical free, pesticide free and antibiotic free! All materials needed will be supplied!

Jul
25
Sat
Summer Farm-Fresh Field to Fork Menu in Kingsville @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Summer Farm-Fresh Field to Fork Menu in Kingsville @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard

Join us to celebrate our Garden Bounty Field to Fork Inspired Menu!!

We are so exciting to welcome you to our farm & vineyard for an intimate and memorable Al Fresco dining experience. Surrounded by vineyard country elegance and our veggie garden dotted with flowers, we hope you’ll be transported to a place where time slows down. Enjoy the scenery with a walk amidst the romantic vineyard, garden settings or lush woodland and corn fields to the Back 40 Secret Garden.  It’s a joy for me to walk through our garden and harvest some gorgeous farm fresh veggies for your dinner. We use no pesticides and wonderful heritage, NON-GMO seeds. We source local proteins as much as possible from our local farmers who naturally and responsibly raise meats with no hormones or antibiotics.

Aug
15
Sat
Intimate & Memorable Al Fresco Dinning in Vineyard @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Intimate & Memorable Al Fresco Dinning in Vineyard @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard

Check out the “Field to Fork” menu we have created for our August event!

We are so exciting to welcome you to our farm & vineyard for an intimate and memorable Al Fresco dining experience. Surrounded by vineyard country elegance and our veggie garden dotted with flowers, we hope you’ll be transported to a place where time slows down. Enjoy the scenery with a walk amidst the romantic vineyard, garden settings or lush woodland and corn fields to the Back 40 Secret Garden.  It’s a joy for me to walk through our garden and harvest some gorgeous farm fresh veggies for your dinner. We use no pesticides and wonderful heritage, NON-GMO seeds. We source local proteins as much as possible from our local farmers who naturally and responsibly raise meats with no hormones or antibiotics.

Sep
19
Sat
DIY Workshop- Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
DIY Workshop- Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar @ Grape Lakes Farm & Vineyard

Once you make this, you will never go back to buying Organic Apple Cider Vinegar again!  The flavour will knock your socks off!  For years now I have enjoyed making my own Apple Cider Vinegar! It is amazingly simply and I now make jugs of it!  Something so deeply gratifying when I reach for this common pantry shelf item.
Grape Lakes Apple Trees will provide the pesticide free apples and the existing mother for this workshop.  Please bring a large wide mouth glass jar. If you would like to take home some peeled apples ready for apple pie or apple sauce bring 2nd container with lid!