Open to speakers, sponsors and media of the annual Terroir Symposium, the Rural Retreat is a way to reconnect with the people and places that make Ontario's food scene worth celebrating. This year, we're heading to South Pond Farms in The Kawarthas.
Chefs from +18 Feast On Certified Restaurants, are coming together to prepare a locally-inspired feast over fires on the farm.
You won't want to miss this!
SCENES FROM THE 2019 #FEASTON RURAL RETREAT
Photographs by Ash Nayler Photography
THE 2019 RURAL RETREAT CHEFS
A LOOK AT WHAT THE RURAL RETREAT IS ALL ABOUT…
Chef Nick Benninger has cooked at FIVE Rural Retreats.
Here’s a look at the PB+J Boyscout Bannock he and Chef Ben LeBlanc-Beaudoin cooked up in 2018.
A TASTE OF KAWARTHAS-NORTHUMBERLAND
As well as South 50 Farm, Hidden Shoe Farms, Merrylynd Organics, Harley Farms, Hidden Shoe Farm, Linwood Acres, William Street Beer Co, Smithhavens Brewing, Belmont Lake, Empire Cider and Circle Organics.
South 50 Farms, James Sculthorpe firstname.lastname@example.org www.south50farms.com
True Saffron, Martin email@example.com www.truesaffron.ca
Merrylynd Organics, Peter Leahy firstname.lastname@example.org
Harley Farms, Emily and James email@example.com
Black Duck Wild Rice, James Whetung firstname.lastname@example.org
Puddleduck Farm, Merridy and Eben email@example.com www.puddleduckfarm.ca
Hidden Shoe Farm, Stephanie Keeble firstname.lastname@example.org
Linwood Acres, Jim email@example.com
Popham Lane, Joe Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org pophamlanefarm.ca
Forager's Farms, Tyler and Erin email@example.com Www.foragersfarms.ca
Cross Wind Farms, Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Leaf Farms, email@example.com www.littleleaffarms.ca
South Pond Farms, Danielle firstname.lastname@example.org www.southpondfarms.ca
Empire Cheese, Vicki email@example.com www.empirecheese.ca
Bickle Farms Valley Hops, Brandon firstname.lastname@example.org
Circle Organics, Julie and Andrew email@example.com
Lunar Rhythm Gardens, Jessica Foote firstname.lastname@example.org lunargardens.ca
William Street Beer Co., Sean Walpole email@example.com
Smithhavens Brewing, Toby firstname.lastname@example.org www.smithavensbrewing.ca
Publican House, Kim Cranfield email@example.com
Belmont Lake Spirits
Black's Distillery, Robert Blackmaclaumuinn@gmail.com www.blacksdistillery.com
Rolling Grape, Ron Drew firstname.lastname@example.org www.rollinggrape.com
Empire Cider, Chris McRae email@example.com
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ABOUT FEAST ON
For locals and travellers alike, FEAST ON™ is a criteria-based program that recognizes businesses committed to showcasing Ontario’s unique tastes of place.
Supporting our local economy and Ontario’s hard-working farmers and artisans is important. Especially for foodservice. It builds our local food identity, it puts dollars back into our communities and it limits our environmental impact.
A Feast On™ certification proves you’re fighting the good fight. It lets people know that by choosing your restaurant, they’re supporting our food system too.
Last year, Feast On™ restaurants bought more than $24,000,000 worth of Ontario food & beverage.
THAT’S A PRETTY BIG DEAL.