From left to right: Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office team members Shelbi McFarlane and Joanne Poll, Warden Nancy Peckford, Patti Johnson (foreground) Brent Murray, Rick Taylor, Deb Wilson and Jeff Day.

Fresh Baked Adventures Launched!

KEMPTVILLE – A new “Fresh Baked Adventures” culinary tour featuring 12 area bakeries and 7 cafés is off to a very sweet start.

The self-driving Adventures initiative was launched June 21st by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Economic Development Office. Area bakers, chefs and business owners made it enticing with signature baked goods and breads for everyone in attendance at the launch to sample.

“This region is known for our breathtaking landscapes, rich history and warm welcome,” Leeds Grenville Warden Nancy Peckford said at the event held at the Kemptville Public Library.

“With the introduction of signature culinary tourism experiences, such as Fresh Baked Adventures, we are adding a new dimension to our tourism offerings, highlighting the tasty treasures that lie within our communities,” Warden Peckford said.

On behalf of Counties Council, Warden Peckford, who is Mayor of North Grenville, expressed gratitude to the 19 participating businesses for their commitment to making the region “a more delicious place for local citizens and visitors.”

A Counties webpage lists all participants and a map of their locations. Download the full itinerary here and visit

“We are so excited to launch a brand new tourism experience that will draw people in and help them explore all corners of the Counties,” said Shelbi McFarlane, Business Development Officer with Leeds Grenville. Each bakery in the Adventures tour offers its own unique flavors and stories, providing a truly authentic experience for our visitors, she said. See the full media release.

Reprinted with permission from United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Economic Development Office.

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