I should have posted a reminder earlier, but today at 1:30pm is the Maple March Break / Maple Syrup Event at John R. Park Homestead
“Sap’s running! Learn how pioneers made maple sugar and then taste the results!”
Call 519-738-2029 to get more details or start driving!
If you made it out to the Maple Moon event there on Tuesday, perhaps you can share some details.
If you want to learn more about Maple Syrup in Ontario you can read this neat article (complete with recipes) from Gremolata.
Natural Earth Organics, a home delivery service for organic (some local) foods is hoping to have local maple syrup for sale soon. They are also filming the process so they care share it with their customers.
“It takes 30 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup.”
Time to make some pancakes!
maple syrup, natural earth organics
I just purchased my tickets for the 100km Dinner. The dinner is being held by WindsorEats.com, in partnership with Three…A Tasting Bar.
I am excited that this is being held as there have only been few events like this. I am also very happy that they have chosen a very reasonable price tag so that more people get to enjoy this meal. Tickets are only $35 for a 5-course meal; if you want to add local wine to the night, it’s $50. I think it is great that you have these two price options!
During Winter Bites we were stuffed with our 3-course meal so a 5-course meal will be a challenge.
Seating is limited so WindsorEats.com encourages you to purchase your tickets soon.
Last summer I had written Hello Deli to discuss what Olde Riverside Schwab’s was offering in the way of local foods. Their eNewsletter sent me deals and specials that I would post on this blog. Shopping trips extended far beyond my grocery list as the store had more to offer each time I would enter; the latest addition was an oven to serve bread, warm ribs or a fresh rhubarb pie…the scent of which is hard to resist!
Unfortunately, today’s eNewsletter did not contain any of the usual exciting news. Instead, the store announced that they were closed. There was no reason why but a very gracious message thanked loyal customers as well as local suppliers. The list is enough to make a locavore cry: Schinkel’s Legacy, Valerie’s Sauces, Norpac Beef, Colonial Coffee, Barron Poultry, Deli Meats, Bedell’s, Simpson’s Orchards, Vitale Produce, Wonder Bread Beanstock Inc.
This store was one of the reasons that being a locavore was easy. Quality and freshness from Ontario suppliers, most from Essex County. No more fresh pies, Ontario ice cream, or apple pork sausages.
More than just a great store, this Schwab’s was run by very friendly staff and an experienced butcher. I am very sad that they had to close.
Do not forget to support your favourite independant store or restaurant. Our support is needed in so many places so if you can, get out there and send a little cash their way.
Olde Riverside Schwab's