What You'll Get
Early vegetarians were faced with the challenge of lassoing an apple off a tree or coaxing a corncob into a bear trap. Hunt a healthy harvest the easy way with today's Groupon: for $67, you get a one-day wellness retreat to Plan B Organic Farm outside of Cambridge (a $135 value). Day trips begin at 10 a.m. Choose from the following dates:
•Sunday, July 10
•Sunday, July 24
•Sunday, August 14
•Sunday, September 4
•Saturday, September 10
•Sunday, September 18
House of Verona’s staff lead health seekers on daylong wellness journeys through the surrounding farm-laden countryside. After a one-hour drive on a communal-retreat bus, eco-friendly entourages saunter onto the certified-organic land of Plan B for an introduction to additive-free consumption. For lunch, guests bite into a raw, vegan-inspired, all-organic meal prepared in accordance with Ontario Ministry of Health standards. Tongues dive for kale salad through waves of basil-lime-mint-sesame sauce before conquering warm sea-salted quinoa and a blended green smoothie crafted from apples, bananas, kale, and lemons. While guests dine, staff explain raw-fare benefits during a health lecture, covering topics such as how to reverse superficial aging with a raw-fare diet, nutrition's effect on lifting depression, and how to liberate vegetables to free-range status.
At 1 p.m., embark on a tour and meet and greet with farm staff for a debriefing of their cultivation techniques. Visitors may harvest their own produce from the farm's field, play with barn kittens, interview scarecrows, and freely photograph their pastoral endeavours. The New Farm employs hand tools and manual labour for sustainable land massaging and donates much of its produce and eggs to local food banks. Guests board the coach for their 2:30 p.m. return trip, stopping along the way at Puslinch Natural Spring for an opportunity to collect some of the site's natural spring water by hand. Imbuing its stream with a superior trace-mineral content, the spring spouts forth greater nourishment and wittier knock-knock jokes than regular tap water.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for date purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.