A Memorable Field Trip

Exploring Local Delights After Tourism Ambassador Course

Some of the staff at the Sorrento Centre recently embarked on an exciting field trip to supplement the Tourism Ambassador course they had completed. The trip took them on a delightful journey through the local countryside, where they had the opportunity to experience the region’s charm firsthand. From sampling delicious cheeses to encountering adorable baby animals, the day was filled with unforgettable moments. Let’s delve into the highlights of this remarkable outing!

Stop 1: Grassroots Dairy – A Haven of Culinary Delights: The first stop on the itinerary was Grassroots Dairy, a small family-owned farm specializing in artisanal cheeses. As the staff stepped onto the farm, they were greeted by the warm rasys of sunshine. The air was filled with the captivating aroma of freshly made cheese, creating an atmosphere of celebration. Coincidentally, it was also a special day as they were not only embarking on this memorable field trip but also celebrating Michael Shapcott’s birthday, one of the staff members. Not only did the group sample a variety of delectable cheeses, but they also had the chance to hold a fluffy baby chick and witness the tender moments of a newborn calf finding its footing in the world. With a sense of camaraderie and excitement, the group embarked on a day of exploration and appreciation for the local community’s offerings.

Stop 2: Farmers Pantry – A Haven of Local Treasures: Next, the staff arrived at Farmers Pantry, an idyllic store nestled in the heart of the countryside. Their arrival was accompanied by an enthusiastic dog, who eagerly wagged its tail, welcoming the visitors. Inside the store, the shelves were lined with an array of homemade goods. Jams and sauces in vibrant hues, pickled vegetables brimming with flavor, exquisite jewelry, and handcrafted soaps delighted the senses. The staff couldn’t resist picking up a few items to support the local artisans and remember the experience.

Stop 3: DeMilles Farmers Market – A Gastronomic Adventure: The next leg of the journey led the staff to DeMilles Farmers Market, a bustling hub of culinary delights. A sumptuous lunch awaited them, prepared with fresh ingredients sourced from local farms. As they savored the flavors, their surroundings came alive with the laughter of children in the petting zoo, where they encountered more adorable animals, fostering a sense of connection with nature. After lunch, the group explored the artisan market within DeMilles, where they discovered unique handmade crafts and couldn’t resist purchasing a few souvenirs.

Refreshing Stop: Tappen CO-OP – A Welcome Treat: On their way back home, the group made a refreshing stop at the famous Tappen CO-OP. The hot day called for a cool treat, and they were pleasantly surprised by the generous portions they received. Savoring their ice cream, they took a moment to reflect on the incredible experiences of the day and appreciate the local community’s warmth and hospitality.

This field trip to supplement the Tourism Ambassador course proved to be a valuable experience for the staff at the Sorrento Centre, aligning perfectly with the objectives of the course. As Tourism Ambassadors, their role is to promote and showcase the unique attractions, culture, and heritage of the local area. By immersing themselves in the local community and experiencing firsthand the diverse offerings, such as Grassroots Dairy, Farmers Pantry, DeMilles Farmers Market, and Tappen CO-OP, the staff gained a deeper understanding of the region’s rich tapestry. This firsthand knowledge will enable them to provide authentic recommendations and insights to visitors, ensuring an enhanced and meaningful experience for those who visit the Sorrento Centre.

The day was an incredible adventure for the staff at the Sorrento Centre. From Grassroots Dairy, where they indulged in mouthwatering cheeses and interacted with adorable farm animals, to Farmers Pantry, offering a treasure trove of local goods, the day was filled with discovery and delight. DeMilles Farmers Market provided a fulfilling lunch and an opportunity to explore the artisan market, while the stop at Tappen CO-OP offered a refreshing end to the excursion. This immersive experience not only enhanced their knowledge but also deepened their appreciation for the local community and its contributions to the region’s cultural and culinary heritage. The staff left the field trip with memories to cherish and a newfound passion for promoting the wonders of their beloved destination.

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