Local apples have been spotted at farmers’ markets and stores around Grey Bruce! Early apple varieties like Ginger Gold, Paula Red and Jersey Mac have a short harvest season and generally don’t store well, so enjoy them while you can.
U-pick farms should be opening within the next 2-3 weeks. Watch Foodlink Grey Bruce for more details.
Chef Ted Reader a.k.a. “Godfather of the Grill” and a Royal Agricultural Winter Fair team are hitting the road to find chefs to compete at the Royal. In the events, chefs are challenged to create a 30-minute dish with locally grown or produced foods from Ontario fairs’ agricultural competitions. The winning chefs from each fair will then face each other on the Food and Lifestyle Stage on The Royal in November.
The closest qualifying fair for the competition is the Great Northern Exhibition in Collingwood, September 21.
Interested? See more at the TSC Road to the Royal Chef Challenge.
The annual Ontario Culinary Tourism Summit is a great opportunity for folks in the food and drink tourism business to gather together, learn from best practices, innovative initiatives and each other – all while enjoying some pretty delicious local food!
This year’s event take place in the heart of Ontario’s apple country at the Blue Mountain Resort Conference Centre.
NOTE: Generously discounted group rates are available until September 19th.
The Toronto Garlic Festival has made the quest for locally-grown garlic very easy by creating an online garlic map. After the summer harvest the map shows hundreds of locations across the province to buy Ontario grown garlic including several in Grey Bruce. The map is updated throughout the year – watch for new Grey Bruce listings to appear over the next few weeks as this year’s harvest hits the stores.
Real garlic lovers will want to come to the Toronto Garlic Festival on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Evergreen Brick Works, where they can stock up on rare heirloom varieties while tasting delicious garlic dishes prepared by local chefs.