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Tag: Rural

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 ...

Meet Our Builders: Duvanco Homes

A kitchen in a home built by Duvanco Homes, part of the Quinte Home Builders' Association.

Custom home quality at an affordable price.

All information sourced from Duvanco Homes.

Are you looking to raise a family, build your own home or upgrade your property? Do you want urban amenities, a short commute and access to world-class beaches and golf courses? Get to know some of our builders and developers at the Quinte Home Builders’ Association to help make Quinte a consideration for your next move. The Bay of Quinte has the same opportunities as the big city: Four-season parks Public, private and post-secondary education Four regional hospitals 1,200 km of ...

Quinte West Communities

An illustrated map of Quinte West.

Making a move to the BoQ? Surround yourself with natural attractions in one of these neighbourhoods in Quinte West. WEST-END TRENTON Average Price: $305,000 A walkable neighbourhood with a mix of classic, older homes as well as new builds. Either way, it’s a great option for families. Home Types: – Victorian homes – Mid-century two-storeys – New builds BATAWA Average Price: $295,000 A true community where your neighbours become your friends and your kids always have someone to play ...

Belleville Neighbourhoods

Illustrated map of neighbourhoods in Belleville.

Looking for a change of scenery? Check out the urban/rural diversity that Belleville has to offer. DOWNTOWN BAYSHORE Average Price: $430,000 A modern and up-and-coming neighbourhood. Get the best of both worlds with life by the Bay and downtown. Great restaurants, waterfront atios and shopping are all within walking distance. Home Types: – Modern/contemporary – Small war-time bungalows OLD EAST HILL Average Price: $300,000 A charming old neighbourhood with tree-lined streets and beautiful historic homes that are full of ...

Bay of Quinte Farmers’ Markets and Stands

illustrated map of bay of quinte farmers' markets and stands

We have a rich history of agriculture and farm-fresh food. We urge you not to only see but taste what the region has to offer.

The Bay of Quinte is home to plenty of farmers’ markets and stands where chefs, locals and travellers alike flock to sample the best the region has to offer. Belleville Farmers’ Market Market Square, Belleville Having just celebrated 200 years of operation in 2016, the Belleville Farmers’ Market are experts in homegrown fruits, vegetables, crafts and more. Open all year round, this market is your one-stop shop for all your grocery needs. Known for: All-year service. Quinte West Farmers’ ...

Barns in the Bay of Quinte

Illustrations of barn types and accessories on an orange background with the title "Barns of Bay of Quinte."

Illustration by Jeannie Phan.

Lost in the maize of farms in the region? Wonder why barns look they way they do? Here’s a guide to use on your next drive exploring barns in the Bay of Quinte. Barns in Bay of Quinte Roof Styles 1 Gable A simple roof with two sloping sides, it’s the earliest style of roof seen on barns. Initially, they were very steep. 2 Gambrel This style of roof increased in popularity in the late 19th century as herd ...

Growing Rural Innovation: The Brake Room

Adam Tilley The Brake Room

Growing Rural Innovation: START IT QuinteVation’s purpose is to facilitate and encourage business innovation by entrepreneurs, thereby accelerating the growth of industries and sectors in the Bay of Quinte region. They regularly host events across the region and feature profiles of the doers and dreamers of the local business sector to help foster this resolution. Head to our lifestyle blog to read about other entrepreneurs who are leading the charge to start it, bring it, make it and grow ...

Growing Rural Innovation: Wild Card Brewing Co

Wild Card Brewing Co Craft Beer in Trenton

Growing Rural Innovation: GROW IT QuinteVation’s purpose is to facilitate and encourage business innovation by entrepreneurs, thereby accelerating the growth of industries and sectors in the Bay of Quinte region. They regularly host events across the region and feature profiles of the doers and dreamers of the local business sector to help foster this resolution. Head to our lifestyle blog to read about other entrepreneurs who are leading the charge to start it, bring it, make it and grow ...

Growing Rural Innovation: Trenchtown Wake Park

Trenchtown Quintevation George Fischer

Growing Rural Innovation: BRING IT QuinteVation’s purpose is to facilitate and encourage business innovation by entrepreneurs, thereby accelerating the growth of industries and sectors in the Bay of Quinte region. They regularly host events across the region and feature profiles of the doers and dreamers of the local business sector to help foster this resolution. Head to our lifestyle blog to read about other entrepreneurs who are leading the charge to start it, bring it, make it and grow ...

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.