Barbecue Classes sponsored and hosted by
Call 705.741.1900 to book your class today
Fish & Seafood
From my time in the islands we will be demonstrating how easy it is to grill
a whole fish as well as some other delectable from the sea.
Making the perfect homemade burger –
from choosing the right meat to seasoning and proper grilling
Take Flight with Wings
No deep fryers just smoke, fire and lots of flavour
Chefs want healthy options on menus and to make good choices for the environment without having to sacrifice
That’s why the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute created the SWAP Meat™
Calling All Bakers!
Food Network is casting for the next installment of the Holiday Baking Championship!
4th Annual Friendly Fires BBQ Contest
Think you can grill a great burger or smoke a mean wing?
Sign up to compete for “Best Burger In The Kawarthas” and “Best Wings in The Kawarthas.” Amateur
griller or professional chef, anyone can win! Not able to compete this year? Drop by to talk BBQ with
some of the areas best “Grill Pros”, enjoy live music, bouncy castle and of course – free BBQ samples.
And don’t forget to vote for the “People’s Favourite Best Wing” (general public admission is FREE)
Events and Updates
Only Two Spots Left for OAFVC Tour
If you’ve ever considered expanding your business to include value-added production,
then join us for this free, guided tour of the brand new Ontario Agri Food Venture Centre (OAFVC),
where you’ll hear about the services available to help you extend the seasonality of your products.
When: Tuesday May 26, 2015 | 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Designed with farmers in mind, the Ontario Agri Food Venture Centre (OAFVC)
will support fresh fruit and vegetable value-adding opportunties to increase farm revenue.
The facility will also help foodies with recipe development, and staff will work with
food processing start-up companies and expansions in Ontario progress Research and Development,
test batch and facilitate small batch co-packing.
To register, head to www.oafvc.eventbrite.ca.
There are only two spots left on this tour, so if you’re interested in joining us, make sure to get your name on the list quickly!
Local Dairy Products Now Available On-Campus
A collaborative effort between Farms at Work, the Dairy Farmers of Ontario,
Chartwells Education Dining Services, and Trent University
has resulted in the on-campus availability of dairy products from right here in east central Ontario.
In 2013, when the University put out a Request for Proposals for a five year food services contract,
Trent was ahead of the pack by making increased procurement of local food a priority.
The contract was awarded in 2014 to Chartwells Education Dining Services
, and specified that 50% of the food would be Ontario-grown,
35% of which must be sourced within 250km, and 2% of which must be sourced from within the Kawartha Region.
Looking for Land, Interns or a Local Buy & Sell?
Then head on over to our website to check out the many listings
and the Trading Post!
Whether you’re looking to rent some land to start your first farm enterprise,
are in need of some on-farm labour for the crunch of the upcoming planting season,
or are looking to buy, sell or trade farm equipment or inputs, farmsatwork.ca
is a great place to make connections and get the word out.
FAW Mentorship Programs Off to a Great Start
Mentees in our on-farm mentorship programs have all been
out in the field recently, with the kick off of our 2015 mentorship season.
So far in the last month, we’ve held field days for the returning
Beekeeping and Sheep Farming Mentorship programs,
as well as the newly launched Pasture Management Mentorship program.
These curriculum-based, multi-day programs
provide mentees with hands-on training from expert farmer-mentors
in a small group setting over the course of the farming season.
Each program allows for the efficient transfer of commodity-specifc knowledge in the following areas:
- On-farm production systems
- Practical skills and techniques
- Business planning
- Financial management
If you’d like to learn more, visit our Mentorships Program page,
where you can find out all about the Beekeeping,
Sheep Farming, and Pasture Management Mentorships,
as well as our upcoming Maple Syrup Production Mentorship (beginning in the fall of 2015).
Protect Your Mobile Devices with #SMART in 2015
Try this tech for yourself with the Traditional #SMART Chef Coat in white.
Or see the full selection of #SMART and executive chef coats when you pick up a free 2015 catalog at happychefuniforms.com.
Whether you’re searching for an executive look for yourself or complementing head-to-toe apparel for the whole team,
you’ll find your style among the coats, pants and aprons in the 2015 Happy Chef Catalog.
including the updated line of mobile-friendly #SMART apparel.
Get your free catalog at happychefuniforms.com.
Festival du Bacon!
Festival du Bacon official website here and check out the Facebook Page.
Interested in Sheep, Bees, Pasture, or Maple Syrup?
Good news! There are still a few spaces left in our 2015 mentorship programs!
Along with our popular Beekeeping and Sheep Farming Mentorships,
FAW is proudly launching two brand new programs this year in
Pasture Management, and Maple Syrup Production.
Each has been designed by long-time producers with beginners in mind,
and will feature plenty of hands-on learning, complemented by one-on-one mentor support.
Beginning in April, the Pasture Management Mentorship
will focus on thought-intensive management systems
by exploring design opportunities and important plant-grazer interactions.
And in October, the Maple Syrup Production Mentorship
will expose participants to forest management, woodlot and production facilities,
as well as successful marketing strategies and value-added production.
In each of the four mentorships, mentees attend field days on the farms of our experienced mentors,
to participate in projects and field work relevant to the production season.
By keeping class sizes small, all of our programs are focussed on group learning and collaboration,
with the goal of building strong ties to the broader farming community.
If you are interested in developing your skills and confidence under the guidance of an experienced mentor,
Farms at Work’s On-Farm Mentorship Programs may be for you.
There are still a few spots available for the 2015 season, so please visit our Mentorships Program page and submit your application today!
Travel with The White House Chefs to Italy
Cooking classes, cheese making, painting, wineries and more!
Three Italian-Americans introduce an unbeatable combination
Travel to Naples and the Amalfi Coast designed by three Italian-Americans with Italian roots!
Join The Presidential Culinary Museum ™
and Presidential Service Center a DBA of The Inn of the Patriots,
LLC and discover Italy and real Italian food without the fake items mass marketed to the public today.
Experience the truth of mouth-watering cuisine, homemade pizza doughs,
making our own Limoncello in a class (with the world known lemons of this region), exacting regional cheeses,
local San Marzano (the most well-known and written about tomato of the area) tomatoes and cry with a glass of vino or Prosecco because it is so good.
This will be en emotional, social journey of a lifetime.
Filming of the newest TV series featuring the White House Chefs and Iron Chef America Judge and Italian Culinary Expert, Mario Rizzotti,
will encompass any guest that would like to appear on the show.
At night, LUXURIATE in a world class villa perched over the cliffs of the Mediterranean sea
near Naples owned by Mario and his cousin Nello Oliviero.
The owners welcome you to enjoy each room overlooking the sea – every single room does!
Lets make buffaletta mozzarella by hand,
homemade pizzas, paint at night with a glass of wine and send home your masterpiece as well as visit the wineries and toast together…
Enjoy Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii, the gorgeous Amalfi Coast, Sorrento –
the land of sirens which enchanted Homer, Naples (Napoli) or the Isle of Capri by hydrofoil to mention just a few.
- May 6 – 19, 2015 – $5,400.00 pp
- May 14 – 21 or October 15 -22, 2016 – $5,900.00 pp
Always a perfect balance of personal time, cooking & farm classes.
Please let us know about renewing your wedding vows in a group ceremony!
As featured on Edible Destinations by Epitourian.
Private groups throughout the year also welcomed.
Every Saturday Year Round
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Located in the Morrow Building
George & Lansdowne Street, Peterborough