CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. There is a variety of CSAs offered all over Ontario.CSA are becoming very popular among those who care for fresh, high quality, and local produce. The basis of a CSA is farmers offer weekly (or bi-weekly or monthly) farm-fresh produce boxes to those who pay membership into either farm. … More What is a CSA?
The Celery Root, also called celeriac, is a very ugly vegetable and this probably attributes to it being pretty unpopular. But we should not fear this vegetable as once you cut off the outer protective layer, it tastes great and can be grown locally. Celery root has a refreshing flavour that it tastes like a … More Thou Shall Not Fear the Celery Root
Farm Owners: Cameron & Katy Ward Tell us a little about yourselves. How did the farm start? What is your history? The Ward family purchased the property in 1964. It started as a Horse Back Riding stable and eventually transformed into a cattle farm. We (Cameron and Katy) have been raising livestock and caring for … More A Visit to a Local Farm: Interview with Katy Ward from Middle River Farm
World Food Day is coming up this Friday, October 16th. Celebrate World Food Day by endorsing and signing the Parry Sound & Area Food Charter by clicking on “Sign the Charter”. World Food Day was founded by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945, and has been observed annually, every October 16, since 1981. … More Celebrate World Food Day with the Parry Sound & Area Food Charter
Don’t just make the typical turkey, mashed potatoes and carrots this year. Celebrate Ontario’s local harvest with these delicious recipes! All of these recipes will take your Thanksgiving dinner to the next level. Sweet potato, Brussels Sprouts and Beet salad http://deliciouslyella.com/sweet-potato-sprout-beet-salad/ Butternut Squash Risotto http://deliciouslyella.com/roasted-butternut-squash-risotto-vegan-dairy-free-gluten-free/ Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Brussels http://ohsheglows.com/2012/10/08/roasted-fingerling-potatoes-and-brussels-sprouts-with-rosemary-and-garlic/ Turkey Pot Pie with … More Thanksgiving Recipes that Celebrate Ontario’s Harvest
Here is a recipe idea that uses some seasonal vegetables! *Adapted from marthastewart.com Roasted Vegetable and Arugula Salad For the Salad: 4 medium beets, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 8 shallots, peeled and halved 4 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into thick matchsticks 6 carrots, peeled and cut into … More RECIPE: Roasted Vegetable and Arugula Salad
By: Lindsay Leduc, Dietetic Intern There are many reasons why buying local produce is important and beneficial. Here are my top five reasons that will hopefully inspire you to eat more locally sourced foods! Know Your Producers: There’s nothing better than roaming your local farmer’s market on Saturday morning and having the ability to chat … More Why Should YOU Eat Local?
Food charters offer decision-makers, community groups or individuals an overall guide for shaping food-related policy and projects. Creating a food charter is a collaborative effort involving many stakeholders, often acting as a positive first step to encourage a community conversation about food system issues. It builds on collective values of a community that promote and support … More What Is A Food Charter?