Historically, Prince Edward County has been known for the fruit (and vegetables, grain and dairy) grown in its soils. Much of that farming almost died away a generation or two ago but fruit growing has been making a comeback in recent years and has helped boost tourism to the County.
Yesterday we enjoyed a drive to the Waupoos region, just a few miles to the north-east of our area. Our favourite part of it features a number of farms on a beautiful south-facing slope that ends down at the lakeshore. One can’t just walk onto these apple orchards and vineyards and start taking photos but the County Cider Company, situated on a historic farm, does welcome visitors to explore its orchard and vineyard and we accepted the offer.