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Issue 38 | July 2012
In This Issue
What's On at the Caledon Farmers' Market: July 14 & 21, 2012
Resources for Finding Local Food Producers
2012 Cuisine Art - July 20, 21 & 22
Find us on Facebook
Featured Recipe: Summerberry Baguette
What's on at the Caledon Farmers' Market: July 14 & 21, 2012

Busy Vendor BoothsAs the summer unfolds, the variety of foods available for sale at the Market becomes more plentiful and diverse.

 

We invite you to visit the Caledon Farmers' Market in July for great food, art, crafts and entertainment.

 

Here is what is planned for the next two Market dates:

 

July 14: Tender Fruits

- Eat Local Caledon will be offering "Toonie Tastings" of local spelt flour crÍpes with raspberry filling

- Market Sprouts Club activity: crafts and colouring sheets

- FREE tasting samples at participating vendors

 

July 21: Bring Your Pet DaySprout Puppies

- Eat Local Caledon will giving away FREE spelt flour & veggie dog biscuits

- Market Sprouts Club activity: FREE face painting & colouring sheets

- FREE tasting samples at participating vendors

- and much more

 

To view the full schedule of weekly themes, visit: www.caledon.ca/farmersmarket.

 

As always the Market is open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and offers something for the entire family to enjoy and experience.

 

We look forward seeing you on Saturdays!

Resources for Finding Local Food Producers

If you are looking to feed yourself and your family with fresh, local foods the grocery store is obviously a good place to start.

 

However, these days it seems that the shelves in many neighbourhood markets are filled with meats and produce that have been imported great distances despite the fact that most of these products are available locally.

 

The following are three excellent resources for finding fresh, local foods that are at least as good (if not better) quality and likely more nutritious when compared to imported foods.

 

Ontariofresh.caOntariofresh.ca was created in response to the growing interest in local food in Ontario by wholesale and commercial buyers.

 

It provides a free marketing service, online community and product database created to expand the local Ontario food market for both Freshalicious Eat Local Resource Centrebuyers and sellers.

 

For individuals looking for locally grown or produced foods for themselves and their families, Ontariofresh.ca also offers a consumer page that allows users to search for producers and markets across Ontario.

 

For more information, visit: www.ontariofresh.ca.

 

Freshalicious.ca also features an Eat Local Resource Centre designed to help you find great local food producers and markets throughout Ontario and across Canada and the United States. This resource is FREE for all who sign-up to use it.

 Eat Local Caledon logo

For more information, visit: www.freshalicious.ca/freshalicious-freeway

 

Eat Local Caledon is also an excellent source of information when sourcing local foods - with a focus on growers and producers based in and around the Town of Caledon.

 

An initiative of the Caledon Countryside Alliance, Eat Local Caledon staff also manage the Inglewood Farmers' Market and produce summer and winter directories of local producers.

 

For more information, visit: www.eatlocalcaledon.org.

Cuisine-Art 2012 - July 20, 21 & 22

2012 Cuisine ArtCuisine-Art is back for its fourth year at the Alton Mill Arts Centre.

 

In addition to the fusion of art and cuisine for which this event is renowned, this year's festivities will include friendly Cook-Off challenges between local chefs!


On Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. watch Chef Philip Dewar (Soulyve) go head-to-head with Chef Owen Vulpe (What's Cookin').
 

On Sunday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m. Caledon-based chefs Gilles Roche (Gourmandissimo) and Sarah Visheau (Spirit Tree Estate Cidery) will match their skills against one another.

 

Other activities include Friday and Saturday evening performances of Macbeth by the Humber River Shakespeare Company. 

 

On Sunday, July 22 art and food will meet for one last performance when Chef Owen Vulpe and artist Paul Morin (Paul Morin Gallery) combine their talents to explore the creative process between the two distinctly different media and develop a new masterpiece.

 

Cuisine Art is earning a reputation as one of the most anticipated food and art events in the Hills of Headwaters area and if you have an affinity for gourmet foods, fine beverages and exquisite art, you do not want to miss this experience.
 

To view footage from last year's event, click HERE to watch the Farm to Table video. 


Click HERE for details on Cuisine-Art 2012.

Find the Caledon Farmers' Market on Facebook

Find us on FacebookThe 2012 Caledon Farmers' Market season is upon us and we will continue to share plenty of interesting (and useful) information about the local food and food-related events on our Facebook Profile page.


Be sure to visit us and offer your suggestions for improving the Market or post photos or your favourite recipes.

  

CLICK HERE to visit us on Facebook.
Featured Recipe: Summerberry Baguette

Early summer is such a great time of year for foodies. Berries are plentiful while sprouts, greens and other vegetables are beginning to emerge - providing a preview of the bounty that is to come.

 

The recipe below, courtesy of the Stacey Fokas - author of Freshalicious: think fresh * live local * eat healthy - was prepared and featured at the Caledon Farmers' Market (using ingredients available from our Market vendors) on June 30... to RAVE reviews.

  

It makes an incredibly simple, yet absolutely delicious, summer appetizer that can be served with any meal or enjoyed as a healthy snack. And the best part is that it requires no cooking.

 

Click HERE to view the list of vendors that supplied the ingredients, as well as great wine and coffee pairing suggestions.

 

Freshalicious Summerberry BaguetteSummerberry Baguette

 

Preparation Time:

5 minutes


Cooking Time:

Not applicable

 

Ingredients:

  • one French Baguette (or more depending on the size and how many people you are serving)
  • one quart of fresh Raspberries
  • 500g of Artisanal Cream Cheese
  • 500g of Sweet Pea Shoots
  • Artisanal Maple Syrup

Preparation:

  1. Roughly chop the Sweet Pea Shoots and place them in a bowl
  2. Cut the baguette into approximately half-inch slices and spread them on a serving tray
  3. Spread with cream cheese and top with chopped pea shoots and raspberries
  4. Lightly drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy!

 NOTES:

  1. If you prefer strawberries, blueberries or any other type of berry to raspberries, feel free to use them instead.
  2. Try toasting the baguette slices immediately before spreading the cheese on them. The bread will have an added crunch, while the warmth from the toasting will create an extra creamy texture.

Photo: Freshalicious.ca

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