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FOOD AND WINE SCENE: Summer 2017

author: Jeff Bray

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Nestled into a wee space at the corner of George and Orange (see what they did there?) in Cobourg, new owner, Jenna, has the best cocktail menu in Northumberland. Grab a spot on the front patio and hear the faint bustle of Cobourg’s downtown in the distance. You’ll be treated well and want to go back for more.

George & Orange
67 Orange St., Cobourg
facebook.com/georgeandorange

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Set your waypoints (Latitude (N) 43 59 21, Longitude (W) 77 08 21) for a fly-in breakfast at the Prince Edward County Flying Club. If you’re airborne in the County, drop down for an $8 breakfast served up on the second Sunday of the month from April to October, between 8am and 10:30 am.

Prince Edward County Flying Club
prince-edward-flying-club.com

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EATING OUTSIDE CAN’T ALWAYS BE EFFORTLESS!

Get your hands dirty at Headwaters Farm on Saturdays throughout the summer as a part of the Feet on Farms experience. Tony and Linda Armstrong invite you to their peaceful farmstead set in the Northumberland Hills, where you can wander the fields, harvest veggies (organic of course), pick up your weekly groceries or sample some of the best bagels you’ve ever had out of a wood-fired oven. You can even try your hand at pizza-making.

Headwaters Community Farm
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3517 Rowe Rd., Cobourg
headwatersfarm.ca

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Opening up in June this summer, Signal Brewing sits on the old Corby Distillery site, just north of the City of Belleville. Sip all of the new brews on the patio overlooking the Moira River. Old traditions are strong in Corbyville and you can taste the history, not to mention the future.

The Signal Brewing Company
86 River Rd., Corbyville
facebook.com/signalbeer

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On July 8th, head up the Trent Severn to Campbellford and find this amazing food festival. Over 4,000 people hit the shores of the waterway and sample everything from bison burgers to kimchi. Grab a bench and take in the boats as they travel through this pretty little town filled with big ideas. If you’ve got a boat, get in there! The lockage fees are waived this year for Canada 150.

Incredible Edibles Festival
Saskatoon Ave., Campbellford
incredibleediblesfestival.com

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Ray Vosburgh opened Rey Ray’s on his family’s property in the east end of Port Hope. He serves up his spin on traditional Mexican street food, which is wise being that Rey Ray’s is a food truck. Grab a seat at a picnic table and feel the nostalgia kick in from that time you spent a week in Tulum. Long live King Ray!

Rey Ray’s
145 Rose Glen Road S., Port Hope
reyrays.com

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The makers of some of Ontario’s best sparkling wine (Hinterland) started a brewery next door last year. The beers are stunning and the space is electric. The interior spills out onto the back patio where you feel hidden from the world while you eat house-made charcuterie and bang back a few fresh oysters.

County Road Beer Company
1258 Closson Rd., Hillier, Prince Edward County
countyrdbeer.com

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