by Diva Rachel Lynn
A couple of weekends ago our family visited Laithwaite Apple Park. The park is located 1km east of Goderich on hwy 8. It’s not just an apple park. It’s also a farm that has many sculptures from cement, metal, fieldstone and found materials by George Laithwaite (1873-1956). Some of the figures were created as satirical or political commentary on world events, while others were based on comic strip characters. Most of his statues were created as a hobby during slow economic times.
The Apple Park also features a farm store selling seasonal products. Some products include apples, fruit in season, potatoes, honey, jam, apple butter, apple cider, squash and many more. It is open year round.
On our visit we had pumpkins in mind as well as apples. There are so many kinds of apples so I asked which one I should use for apple pie. Pauline (one of the owners) mentioned she likes Courtland. These apples were huge! And delicious too. Thanks to Pauline’s suggestion, I made a mean apple pie.
Although our main purpose was pumpkins and apples we also picked up Robinson’s Maple syrup, spaghetti squash and a rutabaga. I love good food and supporting local.
Laithwaite Apple Park
35563 Huron Rd,