Verger Belliveau Orchard Café, Memramcook, New Brunswick
The winding drive beside the Peticodiac River takes you through hills and by some of the original Acadian dike-land that was re-claimed centuries ago by the early Francophone settlers. Today with the moderation of the Bay of Fundy, fruit trees flourish, particularly apples. In 1932, Sébastien Bourgeois planted 80 acres which is still in the family. Today, grandson Robert Bourgeois has taken the reins and. although the orchards are still the focal point, a small country market and Café has been established. He is particularly proud of their Scow apple cider, a dry cider that’s already garnering awards. “This is a natural apple region and because the air is always moving, there’s very little frost damage. We grow 100% of the apples we use in it.”
In addition, the packing line technology was imported from France to handle the 20 or so varieties of apples that they grow, many of which are used in the Café to make pizzas, sandwiches and apple desserts. They purchase trays of the traditional poutine a trou, the Acadian apple dumpling, from a local local baker.
Verger Belliveau Orchard Café est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs.
Verger Belliveau Orchard Café,
1209 Principale St.
Memramcook, NB, E4K 2S6