SAVOUR & SAMPLE at Eastern Ontario's Newest Culinary Event!!
Saturday and Sunday, August 17 & 18, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Food lovers will have a “field day” sampling and shopping in an outdoor farmers’ market, all located in the fairground field found in the heart of Upper Canada Village! This eclectic collection of over 30 food, wine & beer artisans and producers will be serving up the flavours, aromas and medleys of nature’s bounty from across Ontario!
Eat Drink and Be Merry ....
Sample and enjoy Ontario wines, local craft beer and other non-alcoholic beverages. Savour the flavours of regional foods such as artisan cheese, signature pizzas, Scottish shortbreads, brick-oven baked bread, home-style baked goods, health foods and mixes, seasonal apples and berries, market-fresh greens, herbs and vegetables, smoked meats, syrup and honey products, pickles, preserves and sauces, chocolate specialties, gourmet popcorn , peanuts and fudge, oils, garlic products, as well as a variety of ethnic foods such as Indian, Thai, Ukranian, Greek, Mexican and more.
Make a meal out of it on the spot ... we will have a large dining tent with picnic tables on the grounds, (made possible by Foodland Ontario); or pick up your favourite food items to take home or on the road! We will be handing out free souvenir "Bellamy's Grist Mill" cloth bags for you to collect your purchased goodies in; you may want to pack a thermal bag or cooler as well!
To Your Health .... Cooking Sessions You Won't Want to Miss!
Did you know that today’s healthy eating trends have their roots in the past? Learn from our special guest food specialists who will be presenting at different times throughout the weekend, demonstrating their love and knowledge of today’s healthy eating choices.
Dwight Saunders: Raw Gourmet Food Chef, Teacher and Wellness Consultant for Aura Culinary Arts –Iroquois Ontario
Dwight will be giving presentations on “Pumpkins Impossible”, “Preserving Today for Tomorrow”, “Wild Edibles” and “Non-Dairy Cheese Making at Home”. Learn more about Dwight Saunders.
Lynda Turner: Scientist with Health Canada – Owner/founder of Zengarry Vegetarian Cuisine – Alexandria Ontario
Lynda will be presenting "All About Greens" and "Cooking with Kids" (with the assistance of a very special young guest, her 10 year old son)! Learn more about Lynda Turner.
10:00 a.m. Non-Dairy Cheese Making at Home – Dwight Saunders
11:00 a.m. Wild Edibles – Dwight Saunders
2:00 p.m. Preserving Today for Tomorrow – Dwight Saunders
3:30 p.m. Pumpkins Impossible – Dwight Saunders
10:00 a.m. Wild Edibles – Dwight Saunders
11:00 a.m. Pumpkins Impossible – Dwight Saunders
2:00 p.m. All About Greens - Lynda Turner
3:30 p.m. Cooking with Kids - Lynda Turner
Thank you to the Township of South Dundas for making the above Cooking Sessions possible.
The Original 100 Mile Diet...
Outside of the fairgrounds, Upper Canada Village’s own characters from the past will be presenting the region’s original 100-mile diet through heirloom garden tours throughout the site, as well as heritage cooking demonstrations and taste testing in the historic kitchens of three of its19th century homesteads.
At Cook’s Tavern enjoy Sarsaparilla and Ginger Beer ($2.50 a glass, non alcoholic) from the bar.
In the kitchen, sample drinks made according to 19th century recipes, including lemon syrup, rhubarb cordial, rhubarb shrub, ginger beer, mead and raspberry shrub.
At Tenant Farm House, sample jams and jellies made from 19th century recipes, including rhubarb relish, cucumber preserve, rhubarb jam, apple jelly, rosehip jelly, tomato jam, citron preserve and huckleberry preserve, all served up on crackers, oat cakes or snippets of Village bread.
At Loucks Farm House, indulge in 19th century recipes made with chocolate. Most people in the 1860s would not have been able to afford chocolate but the Loucks’ were prosperous enough to enjoy it once in a while. Try chocolate carmel, chocolate sweetmeats, spiced chocolate and chocolate comfits!
Dining in a 19th Century Inn - Willard's Hotel Weekend Special
Desiring a full-service food experience? Historic Willard's Hotel Restaurant, across the street from the fairgrounds, is featuring a special Food Lover's dish, "Mrs. Willard's Homemade Cabbage Rolls", served with fresh garden salad and homemade dressing, plus non-alcoholic beverage and dessert, for $20 per person. Reservations recommended at 613-543-0660. Licensed and air-conditioned. Other menu items offered.
Discover more food-related activities throughout the Village!
Grist Mill: grinding whole wheat flour from 9:45 – 11:00 a.m. / grinding superfine (white) flour from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Bakery: taking the bread out of the oven at 11:00 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m.
Cheese Factory: cheddaring or grinding the curd around 1:30 p.m.
Garden Tours: 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Visitors are invited to explore the Village’s ornamental and vegetable gardens with Upper Canada Village head gardener Brian Henderson.
Loucks Farm Kitchen Garden: “Tasting the Garden” (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with short breaks). Come taste a variety of heirloom tomatoes fresh off the vine as well as a host of other vegetables and herbs. There’ll be a special feature on horseradish and how to grow and prepare this “root with roots” which has been cultivated since antiquity. (Pick up the complimentary booklet.)
Loucks Farm: Milking cows at 3:30 p.m. in barn / Smokehouse demonstrations outside
ADMISSION: Access to the Farmer's Market in the fairgrounds, souvenir Bellamy's Grist Mill bags (one per party), presentations and activities are all included in your admission to Upper Canada Village. TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AHEAD.
Parks of the St. Lawrence campers who have received general admission tickets to Upper Canada Village as part of their camping fee can upgrade to a themed weekend rate at the door by paying only the difference of $2 per adult!
Please be advised that food prepared or served here may contain these ingredients: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soybean, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish and Shellfish.
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