Strawberries are a beloved fruit. They are delicious and fun to pick with the family. But how well do you really know strawberries? Here are some fun facts for you to be able to enjoy this juicy fruit even more. Nutrients Strawberries are packed with nutrients. Notably, one serving (1/2 cup) of strawberries has a … More Berry Sweet Days Ahead
Meet Your Local Maker Speed dating took on a “local flavor” when area farmers, chefs and other food-related businesses met at Canadore College on Tuesday, Nov 24th. The Meet Your Local Maker event was organized by the Parry Sound & Area Food Collaborative, Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, and Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce. The … More Meet Your (Local) Maker
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
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?