“Steeltown” Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) is best known for its industry, but beyond nuts and bolts the city has an unexpected rural upside too. As the Niagara escarpment wends toward its masterpiece waterfall it passes by Hamilton, gifting a lovely wooded and agricultural earthscape. Autumn harvest is an ideal time to discover the area attractions.
Part 1 — PARADISE FIELDS www.paradisefields.ca 289 Golf Club Road, Binbrook, ON 289-522-0202
Farm Store Hours: Sundays: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Mondays to Thursdays: 11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. Fridays: 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Former contractor Mario Roque, 76, (below) is the active hands-on owner of Paradise Fields, an organic farm with a holistic extension of wellness courses and retreats. At an age when most people have retired, Mario is a pretty good role model for promoting the concept that food should heal, not harm. Garden of Eden goodness is the mantra.
General Manager Alain Mugisha greeted us on the shop terrace
We found Microgreen Manager Julian Hall busy trimming wheat grass
Orchards have a variety of fruit and vegetables, sprayed with organic pesticides. Apple picking by the public began in September!
The extensive walkable landscape is a mix of plantings and forest.
Picnic tables are available to enjoy edibles by the garden shop
Nice (reusable) bags!
Exactly where is Paradise Fields?
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