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Local Fish/Food in Ipperwash?

woodsey Jul 24, 2013 06:45 AM

Rented a cottage there and I know there are Aboriginal fisheries, but all the yellow page searches give me London businesses. Anyone know where I can purchase locally-caught fish there?

Any food gems out that way as well?


  1. prima Jul 25, 2013 08:22 AM

    I'm not sure if there is a place that sells local fish in/near Ipperwash / Lambton Shores / Forest.

    Purdy's has a location in Grand Bend, as well as the locations in Sarnia and Point Edward. http://www.purdyfisheries.com/locations.html

    I dine at F.I.N.E. in Grand Bend around once a year, and usually order the pickerel. http://www.finearestaurant.com/

    There is also a place to buy fish and smoked fish at the Bayfield marina. http://www.harbourlightsmarina.on.ca/services.htm
    Out of the Blue is on Hwy 21 near Bayfield https://www.facebook.com/OutOfTheBlueFishAndSefoodMarket

    Check out this map for local foods in Lambton County http://www.locallylambton.com/html/map.htm.

    #6 www.gwensgardenproduce.ca , #21 www.williamsonfarms.ca and #25 www.juicyfruitorchards.ca are near Ipperwash.

    Farmers' Markets in Lambton County http://www.locallylambton.com/html/farmers_markets.htm

    Here is last year's Lambton County, from Sarnia to the Pinery thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/857417

    1. jayt90 Jul 24, 2013 10:21 AM

      Fresh fish from Purdy's, under the Bluewater Bridge is the gold standard. They have boats in Lake Huron every day.

      There should be local corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, firewood etc at roadside stands, sometimes on the honor system! Also farmgate eggs and chicken if you look or ask. My source for free range eggs and chicken is Esther at 1516 Napperton Drive, Kerwood.

      Sobey's in Grand Bend is not bad for groceries.

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      1. re: jayt90
        DockPotato Jul 24, 2013 11:45 PM

        Agree on Purdy's, but it's about an hour from Ipperwash to Sarnia. As Pakmode said there's not much up there. If you find yourself visiting Forest there's a decent little sandwhich/salad/bakery spot for lunch called The Wicked Pickle on King Street:


        1. re: DockPotato
          prima Jul 25, 2013 08:20 AM

          I thought Purdy's sold their fish in several places along Lake Huron?

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        pakmode Jul 24, 2013 09:17 AM

        It's a bit of a wasteland up there.

        The only thing I remember near Ipperwash, is the fisherman who sell fresh caught fish from their homes.
        You're near the tourist trap places in Grand Bend - a search for past recommendations may help.

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