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?
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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
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