Here's a copy of a press release I just got / posted to my blog:
A farm field-to-table celebration on Thanksgiving weekend!
[PETERBOROUGH] Wholearth Farmstudio is hosting a field-to-table dinner
on Saturday, October 10th from 1pm - 5:30pm. The celebration features
Canadian celebrity chef, Jamie Kennedy, along with Peterborough chefs
Brad Watt of Rare Grill House, Lisa Dixon of Black Honey Café, Evan Podd
of The Old Bridge Inn Restaurant in Youngs Point and Cobourg chef, John
Devlin of The North Side Grill.
Chefs will create an outdoor field-to-table dining experience using
fresh heritage meats, poultry and heirloom vegetables from Wholearth
Farm and neighbouring farms, making it a zero to 20-mile dinner! Some of
the ingredients to look forward to include: Jersey Giant chicken,
heritage Tamworth pastured pork, Shropshire lamb and heirloom tomatoes.
“I’m elated these chefs are so keen. Maybe it’s a mutual
admiration thing,” says Montana Jones, Owner of Wholearth Farmstudio.
“We feel so honoured to have them and they seem flattered they were
asked. We share a philosophy, and their enthusiasm is pure joy. They
truly appreciate the farmers, and we appreciate that respect. Look at
the art they create from our hard work. I know everyone at the table
that day will taste a resounding thanks on their dinner plate.”
Prior to dinner, guests are invited to take the barnyard tour, see
original Thanksgiving heritage turkeys, enjoy horse-drawn hay wagon
rides, tour the organic gardens and learn about the pastured heritage
Tamworth pigs and Shropshire sheep. Margaret Webb, special guest author,
will entertain the crowd by reading from her book Apples to Oysters: A
Food Lover’s Tour of Canadian Farms.
Tickets are $111 each until September 30 and $125 each after September
30 or $65 for seniors and available online at www.wholearth.com
Wholearth Farmstudio is 100 acres nestled in it’s own secluded valley
in the rolling Northumberland Hills, just 1.5 hrs from Toronto, 1/2 hour
north of Cobourg and 1/2 hour east of Peterborough. Diverse habitats on
the land vary from wildflower meadows, hilly pastures, hardwood and
cedar forests, to marshland, meandering creek and spring-fed ponds.
Visit www.wholearth.com for more details.