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Briagh & Bretton

Since our return from Chile to the Kawarthas in 2012 we have cofounded The Land Canadian Adventures, won the Bears' Lair Entrepreneurial competition, been married and had our first child- the incomparably adorable Lily Maeve. We do love an adventure! Our small business specializes in all-inclusive, four-seasons, day excursions, overnight trips and outdoor team building in the Kawarthas' most beautiful locations. Canoeing when the water is open and trekking by snow shoe during the winter months. Working with international students teaching English as a Second language both abroad and in Canada has allowed us to learn so much about the cultures, languages and philosophies from all over our planet, and Bretton continues to learn and work as a teacher in Trent University's International Program. We are committed to sharing what we love most about living in Peterborough & the Kawarthas as a young family with people from around the world or around the corner.

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Peterborough & the Kawarthas has long been known as one of Ontario’s top local food destinations. The area’s long history in agriculture has lead to the development of a vibrant local food scene, and a large number of restaurants and retailers who are committed to using fresh local ingredients produced right here in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

As an extension to The Chefs of Peterborough & the Kawarthas program, The Producers of Peterborough & the Kawarthas profiles 6 local producers ranging from farms to a bakery and even a craft brewery who proudly supply the local chefs, restaurants and stores with their locally produced good.

Hard Winter Bread Company

Hard Winter Bread Company, located in Lakefield, Ontario uses their hand built wood fired oven, and a variety of fresh, local ingredients to bake daily, which they sell at the Peterborough & Lakefield Farmers markets, and a host of other restaurants and shops in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

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To learn more about Hard Winter Bread Company, or to find out where you can purchase their products visit

Traynor Farms

Traynor Farms, located just outside of Peterborough, Ontario is a family-owned, local-market farm providing a year-round venue to source locally produced, traditionally grown foods using regenerative farming practices. They supply a number of restaurants in Peterborough & the Kawarthas with their meats and seasonal produce.

To learn more about Traynor Farms, or to find out where you can purchase their products visit

McLean Berry Farm

McLean Berry Farm is a family owned and run farm business in the heart of the Kawarthas, just outside of Buckhorn, Ontario. Their focus has always been on providing the community around them, including a variety of restaurants and stores with farm fresh produce of the highest quality.

To learn more about McLean Berry Farm, or to find out where you can purchase their products visit

Publican House Brewery

Publican House Brewery is a craft brewery located in downtown Peterborough, Ontario. They produce six distinct styles, which can be purchased at their retail store, as well as various LCBO & Beer Stores, as well as a variety of local restaurants. In addition to their beer production, they have partnered with a local farm and artisan butcher to create a unique Peterborough & the Kawarthas product, Square Nail Pork.

To learn more about Publican House Brewery, or to find out where you can purchase their products visit

Circle Organic

Circle Organic is a small community-based, certified organic family farm in Millbrook, Ontario, producing fresh, organic food for Peterborough & the Kawarthas. The grow a wide range of high quality, nutrient-dense vegetables, fruits and herbs which they distribute through their year-round Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, various farmers’ markets, restaurants and health food stores.

To learn more about Circle Organic, or to find out where you can purchase their products visit

Harley Farms

Harley Farms originated in England, and moved to their present farm near Keene, Ontario in 2000. Their goal is to produce livestock and crops in a way that aligns with the surrounding natural environment, with a special focus on animal and bird welfare, which has resulted in receiving SPCA certification. They believe that high welfare for animals translates into better lift and food for the community, and they supply their products to various restaurants and retailers.

To learn more about Harley Farms, or to find out where you can purchase their products visit

Peterborough & the Kawarthas is Home to Canada’s Treasured Waterway

In many ways, the culture of a region is shaped by the character of the water that runs through it. Frozen rivers becoming neighborhood hockey arenas, lakes and streams welcoming the smooth glide of the kayak, waterside patios built for evening sunsets and that childhood magic which happens mid-air between the dock and the first rush of a familiar lake.

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