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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.

Peach, Beet and Arugula Salad

In this unique combination, the sweetness of ripe local peaches balances the peppery sharpness of arugula. Toss in some salty feta and it’s a winner – tasty, colourful and healthy.

Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Paninis

The slight sweetness of the roasted vegetables with an aromatic pesto pairs well with a robust Ontario goat cheddar cheese for this classic Italian sandwich.

Tomato Salad with Pan-Fried Goat Mozzarella

Colourful fresh tomatoes combined with aged balsamic are enhanced with the crisp and gooey goat cheese mozzarella. Bread the mozzarella ahead of time and get the rest of the salad made ahead so you can serve it when you are ready.

Family Style Apple and Sausage Omelette

This large family style omelette is great to serve for brunch or any get together. Spice it up with a variety of fresh sausages from your local grocer.

Campbell Family Pumpkin-Pecan Custard

What could be better than two timeless recipes combined? The taste of traditional pumpkin pie artfully blended with classic custard make for a charming union of flavours.

Pear and Brie French Toast

A different way to serve up a bite size appetizer full of flavour and texture. Enjoy a rich double cream brie that matches up perfectly with the slight crispness of the baguette slices.

Impossibly Easy Ham and Asparagus Pie

Enjoy this quiche-like “pie” fresh out of the oven or warmed in the microwave the next day. It’s delicious made with Ontario asparagus in the spring or mushrooms throughout the rest of the year.

Caramelized Date and Vanilla Bean Pudding

Dates – 340g chopped (2 ½ cups) Baking soda – 2 tsp2 Hot water – 591ml (2 ½ cups) Butter – 113g melted (1/2 cup) Brown sugar – 113g (1/2 cup) Vanilla extract – 2 tsp Whole eggs – 2 All purpose flour – 400g (3 cups) Baking powder – 1 ½ tsp Directions: 1.Combine...

Pork Souvlaki-Style Pita

1 lb (450 g) Ontario pork loin, cubed 1” x 1” 1 Tbsp (15 mL) olive oil Juice of 2 lemons 5 cloves garlic, minced 3 Tbsp (45 mL) dried oregano 1/2 cup (125 mL) 0% Greek yogurt 1/4 cup (60 mL) cucumber, grated 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 tsp (2 mL) fresh dill, minced...

Almond Apple Squares

This delicious recipe can be made with or without apples. To add variety, try substituting the apples with pears!

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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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