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Many Ontarians are including local food in their diets and supporting Ontario farmers, it’s no wonder that more and more consumers are visiting Ontario farms for the fresh produce, family fun and unique experience.

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.

Turkey, Cauliflower and Pasta Bake

Here’s a reason to save some turkey after the holiday feast. Combined with pasta, cauliflower, spinach and a cheese sauce with a crunchy topping, this is comfort food for a chilly night.

Barbecued Blueberry Dessert

This simple and delicious version of a down-east dessert is “baked” on the barbecue. Serve warm with ice cream or frozen yogurt.

About

The Association’s Mission is to provide knowledge and leadership to grow the farm fresh experience. Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association (OFFMA) was founded in 1973 as a not-for-profit, educational, and promotional organization. Its general membership is made up of dedicated Ontario farmers with a keen interest in promoting the direct farm sales industry (which includes on-farm markets and pick-your-own operations) and encouraging improvements and maintaining integrity in the industry.


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