With the holidays and first day of winter coming up soon, there’s no better time to plan out a lovely dinner of local food recipes that will bring together your family and friends. From appetizers to dessert, we have all your local food bases covered in a delicious grouping of Ontario asparagus, strawberries, blueberries, and apples. Ontario … [Read more...] about Top Recipes Featuring Locally Grown Ontario Foods
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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?
Picking your own pumpkins is the perfect way to celebrate the spooky season, and that’s why kids of all ages love it. Getting outside and finding the perfectly round or ‘perfectly imperfect’ pumpkin is an excellent way to enjoy the fall sunshine. In Ontario, we are fortunate to be close to the pumpkin farm. This means you don’t have to settle … [Read more...] about Pumpkin Picking Tips for Kids of All Ages
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
Preserve your favourite fresh Ontario produce with pickling. This long-forgotten tradition originated in India, but has found roots globally. Before refrigeration was possible in Canada, most people pickled and canned their produce to ensure that nothing went to waste. Now that we have freezers and refrigerators and virtually any food you want … [Read more...] about Savour the Taste of Fresh Ontario Produce – Making Dill Pickles