Welcome to the New Web Home of Farm to Table Peterborough

Hello, and welcome to the new online home of Farm to Table Peterborough and the Farm to Table Downtown Culinary Tours.

As Farm to Table has grown and morphed over the past few years, the purpose of the website has also changed. Farm to Table isn’t serving as much food as they once did — though Donald will still entertain the odd request for small-scale catering. Instead, we’re spending the bulk of our time promoting local, seasonal food, the people who grow it, and the local businesses and restaurants that either sell or serve it.

We’re writing more than ever, consulting people on local food purchasing ideas, and, of course, offering the very successful Downtown Culinary Tours.

In the near future, we will be providing a listing of Peterborough area restaurants and stores that specialize in local and seasonal produce, naturally-raised meats, wholesome dairy, plus other great products.

We also hope to be expanding our culinary tours into new communities and into new formats — including some weekend and evening tours.

Check back frequently for updates.

Of course, the best way to ensure that you don’t miss a thing is to subscribe to the Farm to Table Peterborough blog. Just fill out the subscription form on the left of the screen, and you’ll get all the news that we have to offer.

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@farm_to_table) and on Facebook (PeterboroughCulinaryTours).

Thanks for stopping by the new site. We hope you visit regularly.

Bon appetit and cheers!

Donald

Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market

My new column in Peterborough This Week has been launched. As has my My Kawartha (the online version of the newspaper) blog.

Check out my coverage of the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market here.

The weekly market starts this week and runs each Wednesday from 8:30am until 2:00pm.  You can check out their website here.

Added bonus: my blog contains a wonderful Market Greens and Goat Cheese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette.  It’s a bare bones salad that can be added to as other veggies (or fruits) come into season.

I’ll be interviewing Jillian Bishop, Market Coordinator and adding more coverage later in the week.

Menu from the Green-Up AGM today

Catered the Peterborough Green-Up Annual General Meeting today.  Feeding a local environmental organization, it was fun to put on a spread that showed off local goods.

It was a lovely afternoon, and I think most people walked away well fed.

The menu:

Appetizers:

Red Fife/Winter Vegetable Samosas

Featuring:
Organic Red Fife Wheat from Merrylynd Farm, Lakefield
Organic All Purpose Flour from Merrylynd Farm, Lakefield
Butter from Kawartha Dairy
Potatoes, Onions and Carrots from Bailey’s Farms and Greenhouses, Colborne
Garlic from The Gaelic Garlic, Peterborough
Corn from McLean’s Berry Farm, Buckhorn
Cauliflower grown by Farm to Table
and Thai Dragon Chilis grown by Farm to Table

Goat Souvlaki w/Herbed Yogurt
On Red Fife Mini-Pitas

Featuring:
Leg of Goat from Crosswind Farm, Keene
Lamb from Lane’s End Farm, Reaboro
Dried Herbs from Porcupine Creek Farm, Marmora
Yogurt made from Kawartha Dairy milk by Farm To Table
Organic Red Fife Wheat from Merrylynd Farm, Lakefield
Organic All Purpose Flour from Merrylynd Farm, Lakefield

Desserts:

Apple Butter Bars

Featuring:
Apples from Bailey’s Farms and Greenhouses, Colborne
Oats from Merrylynd Farms, Lakefield
Organic Red Fife Wheat from Merrylynd Farms, Lakefield
Butter from Kawartha Dairy

Krista’s Secret Ginger Snaps

Featuring:
Organic Red Fife Wheat from Merrylynd Farms, Lakefield
Organic All Purpose Flour from Merrylynd Farms, Lakefield
Butter from Kawartha Dairy

Fresh Apples with Maple Yogurt

Featuring:

Apples from Bailey’s Farms and Greenhouses, Colborne
Yogurt made from Kawartha Dairy milk by Farm to Table