Grey County farmer Cindy Phillips (Rob Roy Market Garden) is ready to pack up her organic produce and head to the big city. Visiting Boehmer Restaurant recently in Toronto, Cindy was scoping out the space for the Grey County Chefs’ Forum public ‘summer farmers’ market’ scheduled every Saturday morning until September from 9 am to 2 pm starting June 14 at the restaurant.
Boehmer Restaurant is located at 93 Ossington Avenue and Queen Street in downtown Toronto. The partnership between the Chefs’ Forum with their ecological and natural approach to farming and Boehmer is easy to see. The restaurant is described as ‘natural, organic and genuine’. And the menu sparkles with not just local cuisine, but wild fare and Canadian coastline favourites. The Chefs’ Forum farmers practice natural and organic methods to raise seasonal produce including hard‐to‐find heritage varieties, grass fed meats and poultry like Berkshire pork, lamb, pheasant and partridge. …read more »
The nominees for the 2014 Tommy Cooper Award have been announced. They are: Murray Calder, a former Liberal MP; Brian Gilroy, an Ontario Apple Growers’ director, and Jacquie Hendry, the longtime head of the Blue Mountains Federation of Agriculture.
The annual award recognizes a person from Grey and Bruce counties who has made an outstanding contribution to farm and rural life in the region. The Tommy Cooper Award will be given out during an evening ceremony Friday at the Elmwood Community Centre.
For more information, see this story in the Owen Sound Sun Times: http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2014/04/22/three-people-nominated-for-tommy-cooper-award
Looking to pick up some fresh maple syrup? Would your kids enjoy seeing some new lambs? Anita and Brian DeJong at Sweet Things from DeJong Acres welcome you to their farm on Friday April 18th for sweet things of all kinds.
For details, see the DeJong Good Friday Open House 2014 poster.
The Toronto-based food blog Eatin’s Canada is looking to promote events outside the GTA this summer. If you have a food-related festival, wine or beer tasting, on-farm event or anything else food or drink focused that you think would attract people out of the city to beautiful Grey Bruce, you are invited to add it to the site here: http://eatinscanada.com/add-event/