Cultivate's Big Backyard!

Northumberland’s Best Self Guided Food Tour!

Cultivate Big Backyard

Available October 12th - November 21st. 

 

Grab a backpack and hit the road! Whether you’re on foot, a bike, or in a car, Cultivate’s Big Backyard takes you on a journey of the best flavours and fun places between Port Hope and Grafton! 

 

We've put together two self-guided food tours, showcasing the best food and drink around, and showing big love to local businesses at a time when they need it the most. 

 

Cultivate was born out of a love for it's "Big Backyard". The festival may be located in Port Hope, but the whole local food region has always inspired (and fed) us. The farms, the restaurants, the independent grocers. We were born out of a love for local food and we want to share our favorites with you. 

 

Here's how it works: 

 

  • Buy your backpack now!
  • Pick it up from one of our partnering locations. 
  • Explore some great food and beverage options, curated by our very own local food guru, Jeff Bray.
  • Take your picks to your favorite picnic location. 
  • Celebrate our big backyard, the support of local small business and our little organization.
Follow our suggestions, or make your own choices! Choose your own adventure and be sure to please everyone. 

Which one do you want?

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A Walkable Port Hope $89 

A walking tour in Historic Downtown Port Hope! Good for a family of four, two best buds or a super curious solo explorer.

Tour includes

  • $70 in gift certificates from 5 partners (below)
  • A Cultivate's Big Backyard branded insulated backpack
  • A detailed guide to each tour
  • A Cultivate scavenger hunt bingo
  • 2 Cultivate coloring pages
  • Award winning local hand sanitizer by Sootsoap ($5 value)
  • 1 free pass to The Mill's Hot Chocolate Hike ($10 value)

Participating partners include Happenstance Coffee Pub, Suntree Marketplace, Food Inspired, Olympus Burger and Ganaraska Brewing Company.

 

**To pick up your backpack, present your tickets to the box office at Capitol Theatre (10am - 2pm, Tuesday - Saturday) or Happenstance Coffee Pub (11am - 2pm, 7 days a week). 

 

 

The Scenic Route $109

A driving or cycling tour from Port Hope to Grafton! Good for a small family of four or great for a date with someone you love. 

 

The Scenic Route tour includes...

 

  • $90 in gift certificates from 5 participating (below)
  • A Cultivate's Big Backyard branded insulated backpack
  • A detailed guide to each tour
  • A Cultivate scavenger hunt bingo
  • 2 Cultivate coloring pages
  • Award winning local hand sanitizer by Sootsoap ($5 value)
  • 1 free pass to The Mill's Hot Chocolate Hike ($10 value)

 

Participating partners include Haute Goat, Happenstance Bakery and Coffee Roastery, Ganaraska Brewing Company, Betty’s Pies and Tarts, The Mill Restaurant and Pub, Market & Smør and The Lass & Ladle.

 

** To pick up your backpack, present your tickets at the Screaming Goat Café at Haute Goat (10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday) or at The Lass & Ladle (Wednesday to Sunday 8am - 7pm).

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