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News from the Hills

Get the inside track on news, events and things to do in the Hills of Headwaters. This communiqué is distributed monthly by the Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association as a service to visitors and local residents alike.


Ice Cream


Farmers's Markets in the Hills of Headwaters

The lazy, hazy days of summer are in full force here
in the Hills of Headwaters.

Nothing says summer more than a camping getaway or family picnic at one of our conservation areas, fly fishing on the Credit River, or a visit to a farmers’ market to enjoy the abundance of the season. There’s lots happening over the next few weeks: enjoy a visit at the historic Alton Mill on July 16th & 17th for their 3rd annual Cuisine-Art event, and be sure to make a stop in Orangeville for the Rotary Ribfest on July 22-24th.

Be sure to mark your calendars for a celebration of culinary excellence during Summerfeast (August 16th to September 4th), and for our 9-day equine event, Destination Equitation (September 24th to October 2nd), which includes, among other activities, a magnificent parade of horses along Main Street, Erin.

Explore the back roads, and discover the Hills of Headwaters, a great summer getaway, just steps outside Toronto’s back door!

Learn more at thehillsofheadwaters.com >

Hockley Valley Resort

Outdoor Theatre and Culinary Garden Series at Hockley Valley Resort

Educating Rita

Is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Directed by Mairtin O'Carrigan
Join us for an extraordinary evening of outdoor theatre!
$38*pp( theatre only) - $88*pp/dbl (overnight accommodations) - $144*pp/dbl (theatre, dinner, overnight accommodations)
Reservations required.

Culinary Garden Series

A casual outdoor atmosphere, featuring a tented venue in our two-acre garden,
our culinary team, wineries and producers from local farms. Menus will reflect
the bounty of the garden prepared in outdoor, wood-fired oven and grills.
Watch. Mingle. Be Inspired.
July 24th
A Dinner with Tawse Winery & Donato Farms
Chefs: Mario Turco & Marco Malizia
Wine Maker: Tawse Winery with Daniel LaFleur
Producer: Featuring Pat Donato from Donato Farms
$110pp* includes dinner and paired wine
Call 519-942-0754 to reserve

Visit our website for more information >

Caledon Farmers' Market

The Caledon Farmers' Market Offers Something for Everyone!

The Caledon Farmers’ Market is now open for its 3rd consecutive season. It features a broad selection of vendors who sell an impressive range of high-quality locally-produced products, including:

  • baked goods
  • fruits and berries
  • organic greens and vegetables
  • maple syrup
  • mushrooms
  • honey and honey-based products
  • shortbread cookies
  • flowers and plants
  • fresh and cured meats
  • chocolate and fudge
  • perogies and cabbage rolls
  • sprouts
  • artwork, jewellery, crafts and other great products

The Market is open every Thursday ~ rain or shine ~ between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. until October 6, 2011.

Each week features a different Market theme and activities available for kids and grown-ups to enjoy.

Visit www.caledon.ca/farmersmarket for Market details, to subscribe to The Market Message e-newsletter, or to visit the Caledon Farmers’ Market Facebook Profile page.

Cuisine Art

Cuisine-Art July 16 & 17.
Celebrating all that is local in Art, Food and Drink!

Cuisine-Art runs the weekend of July 16 & 17. Celebrating all that is local in Art Food & Wine, the event offers something for everyone. Six chefs will demonstrate in the Waterfall Courtyard over the two days. Guests can tour Open Studios and pick the perfect pairing of Art & Drink throughout the Mill.  The Marketplace will feature local food and goods.  Toonie Tastings is back! Purchase a $2 ticket for samples at the Marketplace or chef demos (100% of proceeds to Millpond Rehabilitation Project)! The Humber River Shakespeare Company presents The Comedy of Errors July 15 & 16 at 7pm. Meal options are available before the performances from Shaw’s Creek Café and the Millcroft Inn. 

Crimson Feather Gallery (formerly Alton Mill Gallery) officially opens July 16.
Bartlett Gallery - Brooklyn Takes on Alton
Pond Gallery - Expressions by Mississauga Watercolour Society
The Dam GalleryStories in Colour

Learn more at altonmill.ca >

Bed & Breakfast Package at the Millcroft

Bed & Breakfast Package at the Millcroft

Reserve some precious R&R with a B&B special at our quiet country inn set on 100 picturesque acres.

The best prices of the summer are here; call now to reserve your room at the low price of just $100 per person. Join us during July and August at the Millcroft and enjoy four-diamond accommodations and a full breakfast. 

Savour the view as well as the local cuisine of Executive Chef Jill St. Amour in Headwaters Restaurant or escape to the Spa and Centre for Well-Being for a spa indulgence. 

See website for full details or call 1-800-383-3976
Valid Sunday to Friday, July 1 – August 31, 2011, Subject to availability

Learn more at vintage-hotels.com >

Caledon Country Club

Caledon Country Club - Celebrating 50 years!

Celebrating 50 years, Caledon Country Club's popular Zoomer Special is back weekdays in July. Play before 1 p.m. and receive 18 holes of golf, cart and a lunch or breakfast entree for $75 plus HST. You will be doubly rewarded with fast play and delicious food. The course conditions are tremendous!

Especially if you have never had the pleasure of playing it, enjoy one of Caledon Country Club's specialty nights. They continue through the end of September. No sign up required. Week by week is fine to play as your schedule allows:

  • Tuesday Night Ladies Night: Lesson, 9 holes, cart $35.40 plus HST. Tee times start at 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday Night Men's Night: 18 holes, cart, prizes $44.25 plus HST. Tee times start at 5 p.m.
  • Friday Night Nine and Dine: $50 plus HST for 9 holes, cart, dinner. Tee times start at 5 p.m.

Great golf is just the beginning.

Learn more at golfcaledon.com >

From the Kitchen to the Table

Ice cream & popsicles - favourite summertime treats!

FROM THE KITCHEN TO THE TABLE, the region's premier kitchen and tableware store!

Nothing signals the lazy, hazy days of summer more than ice cream or popsicles!

In a salute to favourite summertime desserts, this month we feature the Cuisinart ice cream maker and the fabulous new Zoku Quick Pops™ Maker, as well as other great gadgets for summertime fun.

On our website we also offer a guide to frozen desserts (do you know what the difference is between sherbet, sorbet or gelato?), as well as some terrific recipes for making your own ice cream (like Premium Chocolate Cookie or Blueberry Maple), Tangy Citrus Sorbet and delicious popsicles.

Secrets from our Kitchen, our free monthly e-newsletter, continues to deliver the latest in culinary trends and upcoming events right to your inbox, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out!  Each month we also draw the name of one of our subscribers to receive a terrific culinary gift. (July's draw is for the Zoku Quick Pops™ Maker)

We're delighted to be partnering with some of the finest stores in the region in Touring For Treasures, a shopping extravaganza on July 20th. Get your tickets early to take part!

Stop by 125 Broadway, Downtown Orangeville. Call 519-942-5908

Or click kitchentotable.com >

Quick Links

Cuisine Art 2011

Cuisine Art – Delicious Art / Beautiful Fare July 16 & 17 at the Alton Mill

altonmill.ca >

SummerFEAST In The Hills Of Headwaters

Mark your calendars and savour some of the region’s finest cuisine during this celebration of culinary excellence!

SummerFEAST.ca >

TASTE OF TOURISM AWARDS on November 16th, 2011

Nominate your favourite tourism business or individual who provides you with an exceptional tourism experience.

Nomination Form >

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