An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Posts Tagged ‘WIlmot Township

Laepple Organic farm

The Laepples had an open house and the 8th Annual Potatofest at their farm on Bleams Road just outside Shingletown last Saturday. They produce and sell grass-fed beef and potatoes. Visitors could take a tractor ride to the potato field and then do some digging. I bought fresh green  beans, beets, carrots and cantaloupe from another farmer who had a booth set up at the event.

Check out Waterloo Region’s Foodlink for more information on finding local foods.

Written by Ruth

September 3, 2010 at 12:02 am

Round Bales

…more about this farm tomorrow.

Written by Ruth

September 2, 2010 at 12:05 am

Golden Triangle Sikh Association

Golden Triangle Sikh Association

2070 Snyder’s Road East Petersburg, Ontario N0B 2H0

Written by Ruth

August 29, 2010 at 12:03 am

Angie’s Kitchen in St. Agatha

We have attended a number of banquets and events here over the years. Here is some history of the building and the business from their website.

“Angie’s truly is a family business. In 1962, Bill and Angie Graham converted the front part of their home into a diner which seated 32. In those days, Snider’s Flour Milling Company and Waterloo Manufacturing were located behind the house, where Waterloo Town Square is now located. Two years after starting the business, Bill Graham lost his life in a tragic accident leaving Angie with five children ranging in age from 6 to 16. Angie continued to raise a family and run the business. The business expanded into a living and dining room, kitchen and sun porch of the original home. In 1971, Teresa and Michael purchased the business. The business flourished and Angie’s Country Kitchen in St. Agatha was opened in 1976. This building was formerly a hotel called the Traveler’s Rest and dates back to 1854. The exterior has been restored and the hand hewn beams with wooden dowels in the banquet room have been preserved to compliment the early Canadian decor.

Angie passed away November 2, 1997 but the business and her legacy continue as Teresa, Michael and Angie’s grandchildren continue to serve hearty country style meals with all the trimmings.”

Written by Ruth

August 26, 2010 at 12:00 am

Shrine of the Sorrowful Mother

Today is Friday the 13th and I have no pictures of people travelling by motorcycle to Port Dover. Instead, here is a historic cemetery in St. Agatha in Wilmot Township. The history of the community is interesting and the town became a centre for Roman Catholics in Waterloo Region in the 19th century.

The Shrine of the Sorrowful Mother (est. 1859) stands in a very old cemetery. Underneath the floor of the shrine is a crypt with relics and tombs which are visible through ground level windows. This is a place of pilgrimage for some devout Catholics. (map)

Written by Ruth

August 13, 2010 at 12:08 am

Baden Hill

This is the view from Bleams Road near Sandhills Road in Wilmot Township looking toward Baden. The hill in the background is a glacial kame and is visible for miles around. It is used for radio and television transmission towers and cell phone users may find that they have no signal in the area. (I tried to make a call home from this spot and it failed). There was a wind turbine on the side of the hill which I had never noticed before.

Written by Ruth

May 3, 2010 at 12:03 am