Kurtz Orchards Farm & Gourmet Marketplace is located on the “the most beautiful drive in Canada”, claimed the British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill (Nov 30, 1874 – Jan 1965). Churchill was referring to the beautiful Niagara River Parkway with its lush and colourful landscapes dotted with orchards and vineyards, dramatic cliffs and chasm dividing Canada from the United States and of course, Niagara Falls.
The beauty of the region combined with an edible heritage attracts millions of visitors each year. They come for the fresh, tree-ripened peaches, ultra-sweet strawberries and internationally award winning wines. They experience it first hand with orchard tours, farm luncheons and wine tasting.
Once here visitors discover quaint villages in the Jordan Hollow, the Beamsville Bench, the Niagara Plain and the Effingham Hills; each with their own farm and country hospitality. In between you’ll find plenty for the entire family from the historic Fort George to the warm and beautiful Butterfly Conservatory. There’s plenty of action along the Niagara River Parkway Bike Trail and a thrilling ride on the Whirlpool Jet Boats. The Shaw Festival Theatres entertain all ages while the Niagara George captivates everyone with its pristine natural space.
These are just a few things to do in Niagara. Come out, bite into a just-picked peach and let the juice squirt through your fingers, down your arm and let it drip from your elbow. It’s a flavour experience unique to Niagara! More to do…
Local Food Movement:
If you’re looking for farm to table fresh foods, look no further than the Niagara Culinary Trail Guide, available at www.NiagaraCulinaryTrail.com or at Kurtz Gourmet Marketplace.
Wonderful fun for every family member at www.niagaraparks.com
Shaw Festival Theatres:
Offers dramatic entertainment for the entire family at www.shawfest.com
Whirlpool Jet Boats:
A thrilling ride down the Niagara River through the Niagara Whirlpool to Devils Hole Rapids at www.whirlpooljet.com
Old Towne of Niagara-on-the-Lake:
One of Ontario’s first boutique shopping villages and a superb community for relaxed strolling, with street after street of architecturally interesting and historic homes with lush and carefully-tended gardens at www.niagaraonthelake.com. Don’t forget to visit our culinary shop-Kurtz Culinary Creations, located in the main street.
Fort George Historic Site:
Restored to the 1812 period, the fort’s many buildings, palisade walls and costumed interpreters highlight life in a 19th-century garrison at www.pc.gc.ca
Fine antiques displayed in a 19th century red brick church at www.europa-antiques.com
Winery Tours & Tasting:
Explore the 22 wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake, some within minutes of our own orchards, vineyards and Gourmet Marketplace. Explore with a wine tour at www.niagaraworldwinetours.com or www.niagaragetaways.com or www.grapeandwinetours.com
The following are establishments we recommend to our guests because the chefs have a strong desire to use fresh fruit and vegetables from the area’s surrounding fields, orchards and vineyards. Enjoy contemporary wine country cuisine with respected chef and cookbook author Tony de Luca at www.tonydeluca.com or sample bistro dining with local produce and house-cured charcuterie at www.stoneroadgrille.com and don’t forget to set aside time for a picnic back at Kurtz Gourmet Marketplace.