Uncovering Wellington County: Madeira Farms
A holiday tradition for so many families is to get all bundled up and head into the back forty of a Christmas tree farm to chop down and bring home the family tree. In Wellington County, Madeira Farms – located just outside Rockwood at the Brucedale traffic light – is the perfect location for this festive activity.
This nearly hundred-acre farm boasts fifteen acres of trees – from white spruce to scots pine to balsam, canaan, and fraser fir. And it offers saws and sleds for folks to use at their leisure. Don’t feel like cutting down your own tree? Madeira also has pre- cut trees for sale, and sturdy tree stands too. And twelve- and sixteen- inch fresh wreaths.
Like so many other remarkable farms and food businesses that dot Guelph and Wellington County, Madeira Farms is a partner of Taste Real – a County of Wellington program that promotes local food and facilitates valuable connections among food businesses, consumers, and farmers. Farmers like Karen and Peter at Madeira – folks whose enterprise keeps holiday traditions alive. Learn more at madeirafarms.com and tastereal.ca