The Niagara Good Food Far will run consecutive Sundays until October 3, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. located on 4251 King Street in Beamsville, Ontario, showcasing the best in local produce and food products. The fair will feature fresh produce, herbs, organic (and biodynamic) vegetables, farm-fresh eggs, baked goods, local honey, artisanal charcuterie and cheeses, and an opportunity to enjoy grilled fare from a BBQ chef.
This event is a new initiative spearheaded by Jan Campbell-Luxton of De La Terre Bakery in Vineland; Mario Pingue of Niagara Food Specialties in St. David’s (NOTL); and Karen LaVigne, Leader of Slow Food Niagara and one of the “worker bees” at Rosewood Estates Winery and Meadery in Beamsville. The trio collaborated to develop a farmers’ market that features Niagara produce and products with the motto, “real food from the people who make it.”
Confirmed vendors include:
- De La Terre Bakery with organic breads and baked products.
- Tawse Winery with organic and biodynamic produce and farm-fresh eggs.
- Niagara Food Specialties with natural, nitrate-free charcuterie and sausages.
- Rosewood Estates Winery and Meadery with local honey and beeswax.
- Slow Foods Niagara Booth, which will have weekly features of various local products such as gourmet preserves, tender fruits from Warner Farms, organic Vinifera Flour from Mark Walpole and skeins of natural Shetland lamb wool from Chassagne Farms.
- Goshen Farms with lamb products and produce
- Laundry Farms with fruit from their local farm.
- Chef Tim Besserer will be barbequing sausages, lamb burgers, the true grilled cheese and other treats.
- Monteforte Dairy will have a variety of their renowned artesian sheep milk cheeses.
The Fair also offers an opportunity to interact with farmers and producers. It will soon include educational workshops, local artists and musicians to showcase the convergence of Niagara’s vibrant food, culture and music scene.