In 1999, John and Judy Saunders established Fresh Country at Fowlers Corners, Ontario with the intention of bringing quality Ontario grown produce to the local community and those passing through The Kawartha Lakes Region.

At this time Judy decided to bake a few pies from home, soon it became too much her home oven and had to expand the baking quarters. Much has changed in the past decade; more varieties of products have been added but the quality of product in Fresh Country stands true to the name.

John selects the freshest quality fruits and vegetables from the farmers at the large provincial farmers market. Fresh Country is also supplied by local farmers John has met over the years. The relationships he has made with vendors and consumers have helped keep the value and quality of Fresh Country consistent. It is a great stop for families making their way to cottages and holidays. With the support of the local community Fresh Country continues to grow.