Farm visit do’s and don’ts or “Farm Etiquette”
You are visiting a working farm and a business. You are a guest on the farm. Please respect any rules and signs displayed at the farm. Leave your pets at home unless the farm specifies that pets are welcome. Most farms have their own animals. Park your vehicle in designated areas only. For your own...
Preparing to visit a farm checklist
Call ahead or check the web site to sure the variety of fruits, vegetables and/or other specific products you want are ready and available. Morning and evening are cooler and more comfortable if you are picking your own produce. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather conditions. Rubber boots may come in handy....
7 great reasons to buy local and eat in season
Freshness – locally grown fruits and vegetables are usually harvested the same day as they are sold. When crops are picked at their peak and hand-crafted, the freshness is captured in the farmstead cheeses or the fruit preserves. You can’t beat the flavour of fresh. Environment – environmental impact is reduced by using less energy...
Lunch Time Pasta Salad
This colourful salad will be a hit with everyone in the family. Vary the vegetables with the best of the season and personal favourites.
Frozen Peach Mousse with Blueberry Swirl
A lightened version of a frozen mousse, this beautiful make-ahead company dessert celebrates Ontario Peaches and their happy companions, Ontario Blueberries.
Cheesy Broccoli and Mushroom Frittata
Italian in origin, the frittata is similar to quiche but without the crust, which means fewer calories.
Garden-Fresh Cucumber Risotto
Quick, creamy and oh so delicious aptly describes this updated Italian classic. You don’t have to stand over the range pot-watching in this version of risotto – your microwave simplifies and speeds up everything. Stir in shredded Ontario Greenhouse Cucumber for a fresh taste and colourful appearance. Be sure to use Italian-style rice. It gives...
Mixed Berry Salad
Fresh berries are one of Ontario’s sweetest pleasures. They need little embellishment (if any!). Here they’ve been gently tossed with a mint ginger syrup to enhance their flavour.
Fruit Salad with Easy Crème Fraîche
Fresh fruits at their peak need little embellishment. Our quick version of rich, slightly tangy crème fraîche is a perfect topper for the fruit. Any combo of seasonal Ontario fruit will work well.
Caribbean Corn and Broccoli Salad
Ginger gives this salad a great island flavour. An excellent way to use leftover cooked Ontario corn on the cob.