CREW: Sip into Summer Wine & Herb Weekend
Visit Colchester Ridge Estate Winery on , Saturday May 26th 12-5pm and Sunday May 27th 12-4pm for the Sip into Summer open house. CREW will be featuring sliders with your choice of gourmet herb toppings and a glass of sangria for $7.
The retail store will be open for tastings and will be featuring great sales on award-winning CREW favorites. For more information please call and speak with a CREW member today! 519-738-9800
Colchester Ridge Estate Winery, County Road 50 Harrow, ON N0R 1G0
The Kent Federation of Agriculture is working with OMAFRA to offer an “On-Farm Food Safety Workshop”
It will be held on Tuesday, June 19th @ Ridgetown Campus, University of Guelph, Ridgetown. It will be a full day course and the cost is $45 which includes lunch.
The course is geared to producers who grow and process food items. The purpose of the course is to help reduce the risk of food contamination and assist with food safety and traceability program. Space is limited.
To register please contact the Agricultural Information contact Centre @ 1-877-424-1300.
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday April 14th at the LCBO Roundhouse Store
Grown Right Here and Tourism WindsorEssex Pelee Island are hosting a ‘Discover Our Community’ Event.
This event is featuring 5 local wineries, Viewpointe, Sprucewood Shores, Mastronardi, Colio, Pelee Island. There will be wine samples and food pairing (food will be prepared by Viewpointe Winery’s Executive Chef David Courtney).
Local wineries will also be doing wine tastings at various LCBO locations from Windsor to London during the month of April (more details to follow soon).
This is another scary release. There is a recall on meat processed at Establishment 761. While that name might not mean anything to you, they output products under bigger names like Irresistibles, Keg, PC, and Webers.
Check out the recall list and check your freezer!
The Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market is looking for volunteers for the 2012 season. You’ll be working with great people and it’s a good way to fill community hours if you need them for school. Most of the duties include set up or tear down, and community interaction on special event days.
They are also looking for non-profits to take advantage of community booth space.You can read their guidelines at the bottom of this page.
Please use their contact form to get in touch!
Nana’s Bakery is again offering low-fat Paczki for 2012. Doug likes to call them “LOWCZKI”!
Call and order them early. Feb 21 is the day!
Doug the Baker at Nana’s Bakery 519 966 2434
Well you can’t eat it, but Faerhaven has come out with a hot chocolate soap.
“Just in time to chase away the winter time blues. Perfect gift for your special Valentine too.”
The soap will be available next week at local stores including Shopeco in Windsor, The Green Goose in Kingsville and Baubles by Blue in Harrow.
Lots of great upcoming events in our area. Ted Whipp’s latest column introduces a few new stores but scroll down for wine and culinary events this month:
The story doesn’t mention who the new wineries are, but it’s a good recap of our wine region in 2011:
Windsor Star: http://www.windsorstar.com/touch/story.html?id=5935286
I’m guessing that two of the new wineries are Oxley Winery and North 42, both of which are located along County Road 50 in Colchester.
Just announced: Natural Earth Organics will be selling their organic food and fresh produce (including some local offerings) from ShopEco (624 Chilver, Walkerville) every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting on January 14.
Pick up your organic groceries while you shop in the eco-friendly store that carries quite a few local items.
Don’t forget to bring your own container to get it (re)filled with local cleaning products like fabric softener, body wash, laundry detergent and more.