Wellington County’s Rural Romp Farm and Food Tours

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Rural rompers got to experience the tastes and sights of Wellington County’s diverse farming operations during the Taste Real Fall Rural Romp self-guided farm and food tour on Sept. 30. There were 22 locations participating this year, with highlights including farm tours, wagon rides, sampling, greenhouse visits, nature hikes, pumpkin picking and hands-on learning activities for all ages.

Food was on the agenda, but so was art during Wellington County’s Taste Real Fall Rural Romp on Sept. 30. Some 22 farms opened their gates to the public to tour the farms, see the animals, and sample some great food.


Farmers Paula Reynolds and Dave Artymko, of Salad Days Farm, with greens featured in their locally-renowned salad blend, featuring seven different certified-organic lettuces.

Camden Smith, 8, gestures at an alpaca during a visit to Harmony Meadows Alpacas.

Here, Robert Reynolds poses with his acrylic paintings featuring local, rural landscapes at Salad Days Farm.

Rob Mercier showers alpacas with water from a garden hose providing relief from the heat at Harmony Meadows Alpaca on Sept. 30.

Children hold out their hands out to feed alpacas at Harmony Meadows Alpaca on Sept. 30. Photos by Jordan Snobelen