There are some amazing farm-to-table restaurants in Northumberland county.

With all that is going on in the world right now, it is more important than ever to support our local restaurants, especially restaurants that support other local businesses.

What Is A Farm-To-Table Restaurant?

Farm-to-table restaurants advocate serving local food, directly from the producer, and promotes the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

Why Support Farm-To-Table Restaurants?

There are many reasons to support your local farm to table restaurants, including:


Food that is grown locally tastes better because it is picked at the peak of ripeness. This also ensures that the food harvested contains all the nutrients possible.

When food has to be shipped, it is picked before ripening in order to account for distribution which negatively affects flavour and nutrition.

Some restaurants serve local produce that has been picked only hours before serving.


The fewer steps there are in getting the food to your table, the greater the chances that you will know what is and isn’t in the food you’re eating.

Having a relationship with the producer allows the chef to ensure that there are no additives, preservatives, or added hormones in the farm products they use.

Environmentally Friendly

Farm-to-table restaurants work with farms that are in the area, are environmentally conscious, don’t use disgusting pesticides, and follow free-range livestock methods.

This ensures that the local farmlands and green spaces are maintained in a regenerative fashion and reduces the amount of fuel used for distribution.

Eating Seasonally

Eating locally = eating seasonally, which means as a patron, you get exposed to many delicious foods you may have not otherwise tried. 

This variety of foods is not only very tasty, but your body will thank you as well. 

It’s amazing to see what farmers can grow in the winter and what the chefs do with it on your plate!

Supporting Local Farmers

Purchasing local food supports the farmers in your community and the local economy.

Money spent locally stays local.

Giving small farms your business allows them to flourish and to continue to provide the community with fresh, seasonal produce.

Farm-To-Table Restaurants In Northumberland County

In no particular order:

The Social Bar + Table

The Social Bar + Table is a locally sourced farm-to-table artisanal restaurant in the heart of Port Hope, Ontario. 

Location: 26 Ontario Street, Port Hope

Phone: 905-800-1152


Hours: Open every day 12pm-8pm for take-out (lockdown hours)

the social bar and table
lola's cafe

Lola’s Cafe

Lola’s is a café for all providing great vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, and meat options. 

Location: 74 Main St, Brighton

Phone: 613-475-0711


Hours: Monday – Friday  8am-5pm

Saturday – Sunday 9am-5pm

Our Lucky Stars Cafe & Coffee Roasters

Our Lucky Stars Cafe & Coffee Roasters features a locally-focused menu and fair trade organic coffee roasted onsite.

Location: 16 Main Street, Warkworth

Phone:  705-924-1212


Hours: Open for take-out on Wednesday & Saturday from 10am – 2pm (lockdown hours)

our lucky stars

Sper Food & Farm

Farm-to-table restaurant with offerings of local small producers.

Location: 20 Main Street, Trent Hills

Phone: 705-559-0038

Website: Facebook

Hours: Available for take-out on Fridays & Saturdays 4pm-6pm (lockdown hours)

Be sure to check out these amazing, delicious farm-to-table restaurants, they will surely appreciate it!

You can further support local producers by checking out their roadside farm stands and at your local farmer’s market.

If you have discovered other farm-to-table restaurants that should be included in this list, please let me know in the comments below so I can add them!

Stay Local,

Kathy & Jon

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Growers

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