Each LDEI Legacy Award offers a one-week workplace experience
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)
Want to get Chopped?
or go home with $10,000?
Here is an opportunity
22nd Annual Buckhorn Maplefest 2015 Dates:
March 28, 29
Hours: 9:30 AM – 4 PM
Entrance fee for kids from 2 to 99:
$6.19 + $0.81 HST = $7.00 / Person
$22.12 + $2.88 HST = $25.00 / Family of 4
Hay ride included
No charge for admission for toddlers under two years
* Food extra, Pancake breakfast and many more items
* No dogs please
Sweetwater Cabin/Hubbs Sugarbush
Hosts: Ron and Janice Hubbs
(Cabin) 1937 Rednersville Rd. 3 and (Sugarhouse/Breakfast) 332 Pulver Rd.
613-966-8997 | www.sweetwatercabin.com
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 2 pm
9 am to 2 pm – Celebrate spring at Hubb’s Sugarbush & Sweetwater Cabin.
Enjoy wagon rides from our Cabin to the Sugarhouse during the Pancake Breakfast only.
9 am to 2 pm – Lake Lodge No. 215 Masons 37th Annual Pancake Breakfast.
Proceeds from the breakfast benefit community projects.
10:30 am and 12:30 pm both days – Lumberjack show
featuring Tom Mikel of the Prince Edward Land Stewardship Council.
Tom & Ron will do a walking tour of the Sugarbush after each show.
All activities are weather permitting.
Full details at facebook.com/sweetwatercabin
Hosts: Cliff and Dean Foster
2234 County Rd. 18, Picton
613-393-5655 | www.fosterholm.com
Sat. & Sun. 7 am – 5pm
Enjoy homemade pancakes, grilled sausages and pure maple syrup—made fresh all day long
Adults $10, Children $5.
Take a walking tour of the sugar bush and view maple syrup production in the sugar shack.
The Foster family has been producing pure Ontario maple syrup in Prince Edward County since 1924.
Today it has over 7,000 taps.
Products available: syrup, maple sugar candy, maple butter, Black River Cheese maple cheddar, maple pies and tarts.
Bio-degradable dinnerware products used.
Vader’s Maple Syrup
Hosts: Todd and Susan Vader
1260 County Rd. 18, Cherry Valley
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm
Stop by the County’s longest running maple syrup producer!
Since 1910, the Vader family has been tapping maple trees on the south shore of picturesque
East Lake near the Sandbanks Provincial park.
Tour our 2800 tap operation and enjoy the sweet smell of maple as you watch sap boiling in our high efficiency evaporator.
We look forward to talking to you about maple syrup production while you enjoy displays of old tools and modern equipment.
Available for sale will be fresh maple syrup, maple butter, maple leaves and stirred granulated maple sugar.
Mouth watering taffy and Ty’s maple kettle corn popped fresh on site will also be sold.
All of our maple syrup is produced at Vader’s sugar bush. Maple products are hand crafted on site.
Hosts: John, Michelle, Shea and family
292 Mowbray Rd., Picton
613-476-6120 | www.nymanfarms.com
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm
Visit our farmyard sugar shack from 9am-5pm
and watch us turn sap into syrup on our high-efficiency wood-fired evaporator.
Bring the kids for an afternoon in the sandbox in the yard, hang out by the campfire
or a play date in the barn with the new lambs, chickens, pigs, goats and the baby jersey calves;
while mom and dad enjoy a delicious maple pork or chicken sausage on a bun
or a hearty bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup.
As a community outreach we will be a drop-off location for contributions to the Prince Edward County food banks.
We are excited to welcome a few vendors with local wares to join us for the weekend.
Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/NymanFarms
Honey Wagon FarmsHoney Wagon Farms
Hosts: Hallowell Fire Department
265 Sandy Hook Rd., Picton
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm
firetrucksThe Hallowell Volunteer Fire Dept. welcomes you
to our All Day Pancake Breakfast in support of the purchase of Fire & Emergency equipment for your community
. Check out the workings of a Pumper Truck & Rescue Vehicle (weather permitting).
Visit us at Honey Wagon Farms’ sugar bush. Enjoy your meal in their shed by the antique pot-bellied stove.
In the sugar shack next door, watch the boiling process in an open wood-fired evaporator.
Enjoy a walk to the sugar bush. Bring the entire family.
PeckSugaSugar Bush Vineyards
Hosts: Rob & Sally Peck
1286 Wilson Road, Hillier
613-399-9000 | www.sugarbushvineyards.ca
Saturday & Sunday 10:30 am – 5 pm
Take a self-guided walk through the Sugarbush and play Maple Trivia along the way.
It is about a 2.5 km loop, boots are recommended as it can be muddy.
We will be boiling down sap and will have fresh syrup for sale. Maple taffy on snow $2 (weather permitting).
Stop in for lunch – bowl of homemade soup and fresh roll $3.
Also available hot chocolate and mulled wines to warm you up.
Maple treats and wine tasting in our store.
Make a Maple Fudge S ‘more at the fire (no charge for children).
Waupoos Maple IceWaupoos Estates Winery & Sugarbush
3013/3016 County Rd. 8, Waupoos
613-476-8338 | www.waupooswinery.com
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm
Waupoos-Maple-Syrup8am to 4pm – Come visit us at our sugar bush.
Enjoy a stroll with our chickens, see our bunnies, ducks, and goats and have taffy on snow (weather permitting)
8am to 4pm – 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast and Maple Inspired Lunch inside the Gazebo Restaurant
11am to 5pm – Free tastings at the winery featuring our Maple Ice
Walt’s Sugar Shack
Hosts: Karen and Brian Walt
Across from 1669 Salem Rd., Consecon
taffyThe first sugar shack on this property –
which has been in the Walt family since the 1800’s – was built in 2000, using a tarp and fire-pit and gathering sap by pails with approx.
40 taps. A few years later using a wood fired homemade evaporator.
In Aug of 2012 the Walt’s Sugar Shack was doubled in size and finished both inside and out to its current state.
Today we have a total of over 1000 taps and a new wood fired evaporator that was installed for the 2013 syrup season.
Pancake/Maple Sausage Breakfast & Beverage – Adult $10 Child $5.
Enjoy a horse and buggy ride, petting zoo, face painting and shows on our outdoor stage.
Visit our gift store and watch a demonstration from sap to syrup.
Maple taffy on snow $2.
20811 Loyalist Parkway, Consecon
(613) 242-6313 | www.strictlymaple.com
strictlymaple_sugarbushWe are a small scale Maple Syrup operation
established in 2009 that strives to bring quality maple products to your table.
In 2010, we decided to attempt maple syrup. With 6 spiles and a few 2 litre pop bottles.
Every year since then we have grown to where we are in 2014. We now have 600+ spiles and maple lines.
We call it the Maple Bug and we caught it! Come see our maple syrup production in action.
ThreeDog Winery & Sugarbush
Hosts: John & Sacha Squair
1920 Fish Lake Rd, Demorestville
613 403-4323 | www.threedogwine.com
Saturday and Sunday 11am – 5pm
Join us for the Childrens Marshmallow Roast and enjoy Maple walnut sausages from Seed to Sausage, waffles with our own maple syrup.
Complimentary tasting of our wines with a donation to Sophiasburgh Recreation Committee.
Browse the Artisan market featuring gourmet foods, metal works, pottery and more.
Have a visit with the Therapy Horses of Archway Connection.
Take a 3km hike (boots recommended) back to our sugar bush and see the buckets on the trees filling and help us boil down.
Dogs are welcome (of course!).
At the sugarbushes, enter to win a gift basket full of Maple Products.
All sugarbushes will be accepting donations for the Picton and Wellington Food Banks.
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.
On Thursday May 7th, 2015,
MPP, Jeff Leal, will be hosting the
Annual Peterborough Day at Queen’s Park
in Committee Rooms 228-230.
This day at Queen’s Park offers your business/organization the opportunity to spend a day at Queen’s Park
to meet with members of the Ontario Cabinet and our caucus colleagues.
I am inviting you to showcase your products, provide samples and promote your business to the Members of the Provincial Parliament and their staff.
The Committee Rooms will open at 9:30 am to allow time to set up your display.
Invited guest will arrive between 11:00am – 1:00pm.
Our last event held in 2013, we welcomed approximately 130 guests to our
Peterborough Day at Queen’s Park
Please contact my office at
if you require additional information about our 2015 Peterborough Day at Queen’s Park.
Please RSVP your intent to participate and the names of those who will be attending for security purposes so we can reserve your space.
I look forward to welcoming everyone to Queen’s Park and showcasing what our amazing community has to offer.
Local Food Enthusiasts!
Earlier this year, Farms at Work announced the launch of two brand new on-farm training and mentorship
programs in Pasture Management and Maple Syrup Production.
In addition to our popular Beekeeping and Sheep Farming mentorships,
these new programs follow the hallmarks of the production season over several field days,
and have been designed to provide new farmers with meaningful hands-on learning opportunities,
and build strong ties to our agricultural communities, all under the guidance of experienced farmer-mentors.
So far, the response has been strong.
We currently have about 20 new farmers registered for this year!
But there are still a few spaces left that we would like to fill.
If you have any questions about these programs or about FAW in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Farms At Work | www.farmsatwork.ca
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OFT Annual Farmland Forum
When: Friday March 27, 2015
The Ontario Farmland Trust’s Annual Farmland Forum will be held in the Peterborough area for the first time in the spring of 2015.
OFT’s mission is “to protect and preserve Ontario’s farmlands and associated agricultural, natural and cultural features of the countryside
through direct land securement, stewardship, policy research and education for the benefit of Ontarian s today and in future generations.”
Past forums have explored issues of farm economics and rural resilience,
balancing agricultural and resource demands, and other similar topics.
Next year’s event promises to be just as engaging.
Farmers, land use planners and others are invited to discuss topical issues related to the protection of Ontario’s farmland.
For more information, visit: www.ontariofarmlandtrust.ca.
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.
The Ontario Foodservice Designation Program
began this year ready to bring a selection of great opportunities to the table.
First, the opportunity to consult with stakeholders from across Ontario on what a designation system
for restaurants could both look like and accomplish–and not to mention,
the opportunity to determine how best to combine authenticity protection with education and awareness, and promotion and marketing.
But ultimately, it’s the opportunity to work towards developing a program with the following objectives that really makes this exciting:
- Create and support Ontario’s culinary identity
- Increase the ease of buying and dining on Ontario food and beverages
- Celebrate champions in the foodservice industry sourcing Ontario products
- Bring further awareness to Ontario’s strong agricultural sectors, and
- Compliment and support the Foodland Ontario program
With the setting complete, we have carefully selected and prepared
the meat and potatoes of the program to ensure that you get to enjoy with confidence Ontario’s great restaurants and unique tastes of place.
How does this work? Restaurants of all shapes and sizes–think everything from food trucks to fine-dining–who are
PROCURING Ontario food and drink, and
PARTNERING and PARTICIPATING in complementary programming and activities,
can apply to become “Certified Tastes of Ontario.”
All they need to do is show that they are committed to the program manifesto:
- To procure Ontario food and beverage whenever possible;
- To track and trace Ontario food and beverage purchases as close to the point of origin as possible;
- To identify the provenance of Ontario food and beverages on the menu;
- To develop Ontario’s culinary identity by celebrating regional tastes and championing local, seasonal ingredients; and
- To educate the public about Ontario food and beverage and to bring further awareness to its strong agricultural sectors
With the criteria set, we needed a name. What is a program without a name?
How best do we celebrate champions of Ontario food and drink? Well, at the Ontario Culinary Tourism Summit on 13 November, Feast ON was officially introduced.
Since then, the Feast ON team has been working hard to make sure that everything is ready to go live for applications on 1 January 2014.
Some of the things we’ve been up to include:
- Promoting the program at the 2013 Ontario Tourism Association Summit in Toronto, hosted by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, 13-14 November
- Partnering with the Greenbelt Fund and industry to host a panel session entitled “Taking Stock:
- Developing Your Recipe for Ontario Food Culture in Foodservice,” at Sustain Ontario’s Bring Food Home conference in Windsor, 17-19 November
- Presenting Feast ON at the Hills of Headwaters Partners in Tourism Summit in Caledon, 25 November
- Introducing everyone at the Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference in Kingston to Feast ON, 3 December
- Presenting Feast ON to the Muskoka & District Chefs Association and the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel & Motel Association (Simcoe County), at Georgian College in Barrie, 9 December
- Posting an opportunity for individuals and organizations across the province to become Feast ON Community Connectors, 21 November
- Continuing to work with great partners, such as Foodland Ontario, Ontariofresh.ca, Ocean Wise, and Wine Country Ontario
So in the spirit of Feast ON–as you celebrate this season–think about how you can include Ontario food and beverages on your holiday menus
Every Saturday Year Round
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Located in the Morrow Building
George & Lansdowne Street, Peterborough