In the Centre of it all.

Established by entrepreneurial farmers of Empire Loyalist stock, Bloomfield offers a sense of history and an architectural tradition that continues to connect the past to the present. Farms just off Main Street provide fresh ingredients from which the creative chefs of many a local restaurant craft their tempting dishes. The site of village’s original sawmill is still in existence, though it now operates as a pallet manufacturer.

It’s not just the grass, flowers and leaves that are going green in Bloomfield this spring. Green Gables is going green, so don’t forget to take your own bag. In business since 1994, each season Green Gables brings to The County the best lifestyle products. Each room has a specific focus, greeting cards and stationery, candles or fragrance, household and kitchen, baby and toys, or fashions and accessories. Products are selected because of their excellence in design, eco-friendliness, or being made in Canada. Green Gables is open seven days a week and their dedicated staff offer old fashioned service and product knowledge.

Prinzen Ford is going green too, with the launch of the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD which achieves the most impressive fuel consumption of 5.9 litres per one hundred kilometers. Talk to John or Josh to arrange a test drive. Now would be a good time to remove your winter tires in preparation for summer driving.


Flame and Smith is one of the restaurants thriving on locally grown products, maybe even from just across the street. They are looking forward to participating in Countylicious this April and will be launching a new menu for spring using seasonally available products. Experience the tasty advantages of wood fired cooking.

A cool contemporary vibe awaits visitors to Runaway Rooster. Find some “me” time and make a great escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. Runaway Rooster is a very central spot from which to explore Bloomfield’s quaint retailers and restaurants. Flame and Smith is temptingly close. Check in to Runaway Rooster and chill out.

Pedego has exciting new product ranges that now offer a full five-year warranty: “The best in the business,” says Gillian. Fat Bikes will be added to the rental inventory which help with cycling on sand, snow or unstable terrain. Cycle round Bloomfield, then venture forth to Wellington and back…enjoy some rays and work up an appetite for dinner.

Slicker’s reputation is so well established it barely needs mentioning…you only need to take a look at the extent of the line up snaking down the street. And why are so many souls patiently waiting? Well, because it’s worth the wait to delight one’s taste buds with one or more of the almost seventy flavours of ice-cream and sorbets which are made from only natural ingredients.

Kinsip Distillery is The County’s only distillery and is a farm based, “grain to glass” operation. All their products are made on site in the magnificent still which is a beautiful tempered copper monument at alcohol manufacturing. It has the aura of a prop from a 1950’s sci fi movie…a definite must see.

Pay a visit to Alota Tile at 2188 County Road One, where “Rusty Brooks” and his wife Lesli opened a retail showroom to add to their tiling business. Rusty’s first love is the design process and he is more than happy to advise customers with their design schemes. Alota Tile will also implement your chosen design if DIY is not your thing.



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