Bay of Quinte Tourism

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Category: Quinte West

Garden Centres of the Bay of Quinte

Spring is here and gardening season is right around the corner! April is going to bring us plenty of showers, but that gives us time to daydream about May’s flowers. You won’t be-leaf all the options the BoQ has when it comes to garden centres. See below for some of the areas best places to stock up on all your gardening needs. THRASHER’S GARDEN CENTRE WHERE: 26 North Front St, Belleville SPROUT’S EARTH PRODUCTS WHERE: 673 Wallbridge Loyalist Rd, ...

5 Stay-At-Home Date-Night Ideas in Bay of Quinte

Here are five ways to have fun (and support local!) on your next date night at home.

BITES, BEER, BLOOMS + BOARD GAMES Yes, we called them date-night ideas, but let’s be honest: you don’t need a date to treat yourself to any of these activities. We know that many of you continue to daydream about going out to a movie or for dinner and drinks; in the mean time, here are five ways to enjoy some fun BoQ experiences safely from home. (Since hours and availability are subject to change, we suggest calling businesses directly ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneurs: Jen Cook and John Lott

Photos sourced from H2O Getaways.

An interview with Jen Cook and John Lott of H2O Getaways in Quinte West. Pronouns: Jen (she/her), John (he/him) Briefly describe your business. H2O Getaways is a boutique houseboat rental company, the first of its kind to operate along the lower half of the Trent-Severn Waterway, from Lock 1 in Quinte West, Ontario to Lock 21 in Peterborough, Ontario. We have reimagined, redesigned and renovated our boutique houseboats to include creature comforts such as upscale linens, bedding and towels, ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Dorian Widling

A person wearing a blue shirt standing in a garage with tools behind him.

An interview with Dorian Widling of Broken Tower Knives. Personal pronouns: He/Him  Briefly describe your business. At Broken Tower Knives I create hand-made custom kitchen knives for the home or professional cook. But I’m about so much more than that. As someone who is obsessed with food and good eating, I’m working hard to create a brand that helps passionate cooks to unlock their full culinary potential. I strive to create products that inspire and motivate, and I do ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Raul DeBorja

A person wearing a green shirt and black apron standing in a cafe.

An interview with Raul DeBorja of The Riverbrake Cafe. Personal pronouns – He/Him Briefly describe your business. The Riverbrake Café is a family restaurant and serves breakfast, lunch, desserts and appetizers. Known for our homemade soups along with different varieties of daily specials and a great selection of salads, sandwiches, wraps and desserts. What brought you to the region? My wife and I lived in Toronto for most of our life. When our family members got posted to CFB ...

Meet The Farmers: Willow Creek Farms

SUE & TIME VANDEN BOSCH – WILLOW CREEK FARMS 1442 Frankford Road, Quinte West Note: photos taken in 2019, pre-COVID-19. You can’t help but turn your head at the abundant farm stand on Frankford Road, colourful vegetables like a seasonal billboard inviting you to dig in. What started as a few baskets of tomatoes at the side of the road has evolved over 25 years into Sue and Tim Vanden Bosch’s farm in Quinte West, plus two satellite locations ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneurs: Brad + Rachel Gibson

Brad and Rachel Gibson, farmers and owners of Opoma Farms in Quinte West, standing side by side in front of a field.

An interview with Brad and Rachel Gibson of Opoma Farms. Describe your business. Opoma Farms is a generational farm that has evolved over the years. It started as a dairy farm then transitioned to beef and chicken followed by turkeys and organic cash crops. We are now primarily focused on our 100% grass fed and finished Red Devon beef. Rachel and I are now third-generation farmers on this land and together with her parents have the largest herd of ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Jennifer Oram

A person smiling, standing with their arms crossed in a grassy field. Meet Jennifer Oram, the entrepreneur behind Songbird Reflexology in Quinte West.

An interview with Jennifer Oram of Songbird Reflexology. Describe your business. Songbird Reflexology provides a unique experience of health and wellness through a peaceful atmosphere that allows you to fully engage in reflexology therapy. Songbird strives to create a well-rounded approach to health while setting the bar for a new standard of natural wellness. Along with treatments, Songbird offers nutritional support, wellness products and valuable take-home information to create optimal health long term. What brought you to the region? ...

Meet The Farmers: Palliser Downs

Audrey and James Potts, owners of Palliser Downs Farms in Quinte West, standing side by side on their front porch.

WE’RE ‘BERRY’ EXCITED Haskap berries will be the next big thing, if you ask James and Audrey Potts. The couple, whose farm sits at the intersection of Frankford Road and Highway 62 in Quinte West, started growing this lesser-known berry a few years back. Things at Palliser Downs began with strawberries in 2005, but it’s been these oblong blue gems that are taking over their hearts (and orchards, since 2011). NEW TO HASKAPS? To say that the haskap (photographed ...

Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.