About Essex County
Surrounded by water to its South, West, and North, Essex County hosts one of the warmest climates in the Province and the largest greenhouse growing area in all of Canada. Although the soil and climate are ideal for a variety of oilseed and grain, the region is best known for its fruit and vegetable production. Its well-established position as a lead producer of field tomatoes, apples, grapes, peaches, and strawberries, has contributed to the rapid and dynamic growth the region has seen in both its value-added agriculture and tourism sectors in recent years. Today, the County is home not only to a vast agricultural landscape, but 18 commercial wineries, 15 craft breweries, 7 bustling municipalities, multiple sandy beaches, impressive expanses of trails, and a world-renowned National Park. Both a burgeoning tourist destination and a local agricultural epicentre, Essex County offers you the ideal location to start, expand, and explore your agri-business and other agricultural opportunities.