Saturday, June 30, 2007

Welcome Chefs!

This blog has been created for you to tell others about your progress towards your 100 Mile Meal Event in September.

Have you found a great local supplier? Come across an idea for using local ingredients? Please share! We also want to hear about the challenges you face in sourcing and using local foods for your 100 Mile Meal Menu.


Jan said...

So far I have connected with a terrific butcher is quite interested in the project. I have also connected with the project manager of Buy Local, Buy Fresh! (with the Community Health Unit) and she is very keen to find out if perhaps they can be part of it in some way and/or support the project and connect me with supplies/vendors etc, places like Everdale Farm. At this point thinking about doing some kind of dinner party but that's still just a 'first draft idea'. Who knows how that will change once I get in touch more with locals.

Chef Tim said...

I have contacted an Elk Farm just outside of Ottawa and they are very interested in seeing what types of menus I will be making and there is a local fruit farm that has strawberries, blueberries and raspberries as well. I can't wait to make some fabulous desserts with those sweet little morsels.

Tim Stewart

jodi said...

I am fortunate to live on the edge of Country life hear in the north west part of Waterloo. The St. Jacobs market is my market of choice. They have local poultry and beef, not to mention local produce! I too have found an Elk farm in nearby Stratford.I'm wondering if Elk will become the new beef?
I am working on a recipe book that will focus on farms in Southwestern Ontario. A little story about each farm, pictures and recipes developed using some of the products they have.
As far as September goes I haven't got a specific dinner planned. I may do something like a harvest dinner. I try to use local meat/poultry and produce whenever possible in my dinner parties for clients.