cheeseThe 2014 Culinary Tour is currently being scheduled. Click here to see our announced dates for this year. Online booking begins July 1st!

Explore the city of Peterborough by foot and by fork and discover the culinary delights that the area has to offer.

The Farm to Table Downtown Culinary Tours showcase local boutique food stores and downtown restaurants, highlighting small batch, artisan food production and local/seasonal cooking.

Tours run from 1pm to roughly 4:00pm each Wednesday, from July 2 through September 24, 2014. Tickets are $25 per person.  All tours leave from the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market, in the Louis St. Parking Lot (near Charlotte & Aylmer).

Each week will feature different businesses, check the schedule to see what is included on any given week.

Please book in advance as space is limited.

Email foodtours@ptbolocalfoods.ca or call 705-977-0604 for more information.

Special thanks to our supporters:  The Peterborough DBIA, The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation, and Peterborough Tourism.

breadIt was awesome! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the chefs and store owners were all really good and well spoken and enthusiastic and they really seemed to enjoy it. The food was very generous and delicious as well! I was very impressed!
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Brianna, Peterborough, ON

The tour yesterday was fantastic.  I recommend anybody who is interested in the stories behind great food and drink in Peterborough to go on a tour.
~Sue, Peterborough, ON

What a great way to spend an afternoon.  We munched our way through some decadent chocolate samplings, awesome cheeses, deserts, and breads, and ended up by sampling some truly succulent beef.  Oh, and did I mention a yummy taste of seasonal beer?  It is amazing how a few nibbles can make for a full tummy!  Thanks for an interesting and educational tour.
~Loretta, Port Hope, ON

Our 2013 roster of local businesses includes the following stores and restaurants:

Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market - various vendors

Naked Chocolate (artisan chocolates)

Chasing the Cheese (Cheese Shop)

Brio Gusto Wine Bar and Restaurant

Rare Grill House

Black Honey Bakery

The Sapphire Room

Sam’s Place — The Best Dan Deli in Town

The Night Kitchen Pizza

The Pasta Shop

The Olde Stone Brewing Company

Stickling’s Bakery

Maggie’s Eatery

The Silver Bean

Primal Cuts (hosted at Rare Grill House)

beerLearn tips about shopping locally, find out about our local food system, make contacts with local growers/producers, and hear what local chefs and businesses are doing to access local products.

While not all of the products will come from Peterborough and the surrounding areas, there will be emphasis on local meats, dairy, and produce, as well as on small-scale craft food production and preparation.  With breweries and wine bars on our the tour, you’ll also be able to sample some wonderful beverages.

You may even learn a thing or two about why some local ingredients don’t make it to local tables — and the difficulties of navigating food systems in the 21st Century.

Your Tour Guide:

blog photoDonald Fraser has spent over a decade working in community-based environmental education. As a TV segment producer/host, newspaper columnist, and workshop presenter, he has featured countless growers, food producers, restaurants, and local food enthusiasts.  His food writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines through Southern and Central Ontario.  Donald marries a keen understanding of “food miles” to a love of diverse cooking styles. He believes in having fun with food, mixing the gourmet with the common-day to present food that anyone can sink their teeth into.