This simple and easy recipe contains the deliciousness of sprouts, apple and thyme tossed with olive oil and fresh apple cider! I topped it with a few pomegranate arils as well to add more colour. Did you know they contain Vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants? Leave those stray leaves on your baking tray. They cook up quickly and you may … [Read more...] about Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Apple
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Many of us are doing our best to eat local Ontario produce, but one of the major difficulties in the Canadian climate is how to continue this throughout the year. Whether you’re buying your fruits and vegetables from farmers markets in Ontario or you’re growing your own, preserving the nutrient-rich produce is a concern. Try your hand at food … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Preserve your Local Ontario Produce
With our abundance of farmers markets in the Barrie area, eating local in the summer is an easy and delicious task. Once winter arrives it can get a little harder and your creativity will have to come out. There are still plenty of options however, and with a little planning ahead you can provide yourself with canned, jarred or pickled fresh local … [Read more...] about Best Spots to Eat Local in Barrie
What comes to mind when you think of farm fresh produce? Does it bring to mind the simple pleasure of choosing a pint of local strawberries to take home, of deciding which pumpkin most clearly says ‘pick me!’ Or is it the knowledge that you’re choosing something deliciously good for your health, your hometown and your neighbours? Local food is … [Read more...] about What is Farm Fresh Produce, and Why Does it Matter?
Health conscious Barrie dwellers who like to visit Ontario farmers’ markets in summer tend to lose enthusiasm for buying local foods once temperatures drop. It’s as though the first snow blanket over those pick-your-own strawberry fields tries to cover up all our good intentions for making eating local Ontario produce a priority. But eating local … [Read more...] about Five Wintertime Tips for Making the Most of Ontario Farmers’ Markets
Every fall should celebrate the changing of the seasons. But in the midst of back-to-school from summer vacation, homework, and a return to being busy, families often forget. But fall shouldn’t be all about work! Take a day off and enjoy the fall season: the crisp fall air, the colours of the leaves, and of course, a trip to the farm. There are … [Read more...] about 8 Reasons to Visit the Pumpkin Farm and Apple Orchard this Fall