And welcome back to another season of Farm to Table culinary tours.
First of all, I’d like to apologize for the lack of winter postings. We’ve been busy you see. Busy growing a (not so) little human being.
That’s right. In December, Krista gave birth to our latest (not so) tiny tour guide and local food promoter: Clara Grace Campbell Fraser. Currently weighing in at the 97th percentile for her age, Clara is built for her future role as a local food expert. Which makes her a happy and healthy baby. Don’t be surprised if she accompanies the group on a tour or two.
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Which brings us to our other new face.
Farm to Table is pleased to announce that we’ve hired a brand new tour coordinator. Helen McCarthy is a student in Trent University’s Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems program. She’s also president of the Trent Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Society. Before attending Trent, Helen was head chef/baker at Matchstick Coffee Roasters in Vancouver, and Pastry cook/baker at Chef Claire’s, Home is in the Kitchen, also in Vancouver. In short, she knows where food comes from and how to prepare it.
Helen will be leading a good number of our tours and acting as a liaison to businesses. She’ll also be working to expand the tours into municipalities around Peterborough and along the Lakeshore.
Welcome aboard, Helen!
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Farm to Table is also excited to announce that we are working in partnership with the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area. The DBIA has graciously granted $500 to Farm to Table in order to cover the cost of printing. We are grateful for the financial support and look forward to promoting the great restaurants, stores, and events of the downtown core.
Thank you, DBIA!
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The annual conference is an opportunity for writers, photographers, filmmakers, and social media experts/personalities to gather in order to showcase a region, in this case, Peterborough.
Not only are we pleased as punch that Peterborough is going to receive so much media attention, but we’re also excited to be offering a downtown food tour to delegates. Talk about showing off our culinary scene!
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Finally, we’re excited to announce that our fourth incredible season will kick off on Canada Day — July the 1st. Don’t be surprised, however, if there are some special tours or events before that. We expect that Helen will be busy. We’re also excited about some new businesses joining the tour. We’ll officially announce them soon.
Look for our 2015 schedule to be released in the coming weeks.