Every year when I pick up newspapers that describe fall colour tours, I’m always amazed that most fail to mention the Beaver Valley. Driving down the Epping Side Road is like driving into a fire bowl of colours that is nothing short of breath taking.
One of the great things about living in the Georgian Triangle is that you are never more than 5 minutes from the peaceful countryside. Agriculture is alive and well as are fall fairs, 100-mile markets and even a new tour called the Apple Pie Trail.
On one of our recent “drive-in-the-blue” adventures, we stopped in at the Ravenna Country Market which is located on Grey Road 2 just south of Thornbury. We were exploring the store when a woman handed us a sipping cup to taste the soup of the day creation. Now I’m not much of a soup eater but one sip of the zucchini and aged white cheddar concoction sent me running to the counter to order a bowl. We also had the amazingly light and delicious bacon, chive and cheese biscuits and, my number one guilty pleasure – a homemade butter-raisin tart.
I highly recommend you stop in on your fall colour tour this year. Pick up some apple crisp, Osso Buco or any of the other entrees-to-go that you can take home and extend the pleasures of your day.
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