Insider itinerary: Allison Shannon of Sun Harvest Greenhouses

By Visit Kingston

I’m Allison Shannon, a passionate greenhouse grower and co-owner (with my husband) of Sun Harvest Greenhouses. 

Sun Harvest is a family-owned, full-service garden centre and market, located in Glenburnie, just a five-minute drive from Kingston. It is home to Kingston’s favourite tomatoes and the cut-your-own Flower Fields.  

Here are my six favourite things about Kingston: 

Favourite thing #1: Downtown  

I love the vibrancy in Kingston’s downtown area, from the local shops to the restaurants. 

Favourite thing #2: The dining experiences  

Kingston is a food-lovers’ destination. There are so many great dining experiences. 

Favourite thing #3: The arts culture  

This city has an exciting music and arts vibe, from live performances to art galleries.

Favourite thing #4: The stunning waterways  

On the shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston is a community of many beautiful waterways.

Favourite thing #5: Accessible travel

It is easy to get around from one end of the city to another.

Favourite thing #6: Its small -town feel

Kingston has the amenities of a big city with both feet still firmly planted in its small-town feel.  

 If Kingston had a theme song, what would it be?

“Beautiful Day” by U2 

Describe Kingston in three phrases.

Historic, dynamic, and a gem of a place.

Visit Sun Harvest Greenhouse to beautify your outdoor space with their annuals, perennials, and shrubs. Pick up some fresh tomatoes, lettuces, and cucumbers grown in their greenhouse. The highly popular Flower Fields are now open until September for cut-your-own flowers.