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Tag: Local Food

Meet The Farmers: Cheer Farms

Two staff from Cheer Farms wearing red shirts and black pants, sitting on a bench in front of a red door.

Fall fun on the farm in Brighton!

THE CHEER FAMILY – CHEER FARMS 365 Main Street, Brighton Pass on the pumpkin-spice products and go straight to the source instead. Cheer Farms may have garnered a reputation as an autumn destination for apples, pumpkins and squash, but Farmer Dave (as he is affectionately known) is harvesting the freshest produce throughout the entire growing season. Along with his wife, Loraine, and their two daughters, Kim and Jennifer, they go at full speed from Mother’s Day weekend through Christmas ...

Meet The Farmers: Willow Creek Farms

SUE & TIME VANDEN BOSCH – WILLOW CREEK FARMS 1442 Frankford Road, Quinte West Note: photos taken in 2019, pre-COVID-19. You can’t help but turn your head at the abundant farm stand on Frankford Road, colourful vegetables like a seasonal billboard inviting you to dig in. What started as a few baskets of tomatoes at the side of the road has evolved over 25 years into Sue and Tim Vanden Bosch’s farm in Quinte West, plus two satellite locations ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneurs: Brad + Rachel Gibson

Brad and Rachel Gibson, farmers and owners of Opoma Farms in Quinte West, standing side by side in front of a field.

An interview with Brad and Rachel Gibson of Opoma Farms. Describe your business. Opoma Farms is a generational farm that has evolved over the years. It started as a dairy farm then transitioned to beef and chicken followed by turkeys and organic cash crops. We are now primarily focused on our 100% grass fed and finished Red Devon beef. Rachel and I are now third-generation farmers on this land and together with her parents have the largest herd of ...

Makin’ It Work: Green Wheel Farms

Text: Green Wheel Farms Bicycle Powered Urban Farming

At his urban farm near downtown Belleville, Max Valyear continues to grow a wide variety of micro greens and sprouts for sale in a virtual farm stand (with pickup at the actual farm stand).

This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. It has been transcribed from our Instagram Live interview. Max Valyear – Green Wheel Farms Green Wheel Farms is a Sustainable Urban Farm & Education Centre as well as a Spin Farming operation. It was created with the desire to bring farming back to urban areas like our grandparents and their parents grew ...

Meet a Local Series – Kailey and Rich

Meet Kailey Bosch and Rich McFarlane. And their dog Fender. The two are the owners of the Melrose Market Garden located in Belleville. This duo is producing some fresh and local veggies for those in the area. Rich grew up in the house that is now the Melrose Market Garden and Kailey grew up not far, just over in Corbyville. Rich was introduced to the farming life from a very young age, with his family being farmers; he is ...

How to Pack a Bay of Quinte Local Food Picnic

In the Bay of Quinte region, you’ll be hard pressed not to pass by a farm stand every day, whether you’re headed to and from work or out to the Sandbanks for the weekend. An abundance of local products are available in the summer, so we’re bringing you a perfect picnic basket, packed with local flavours that you can find across the region. 1) L’Auberge de France – 22 Front Street, Trenton; 304 Front Street, Belleville With locations in both Belleville ...

In partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Rural Affairs, the Cities of Quinte West and Belleville will host the conference at the Travelodge in Belleville on November 4 & 5 with the theme Creativity+Collaboration=Action. Here are three reasons for members of the local food industry to get involved with the conference, and get excited about what to expect this fall. 1) Industry Growth. With the popularity of eating and shopping locally as well as culinary tourism, there are more ...

Local Food Week 2015

Welcome to #LocalFoodWeek in Ontario! The Bay of Quinte Region is bursting with locally sourced foodie inspiration in all seasons, from farmer’s markets to artisan producers, to craft beer, wine, and cider. Take a peek at our Local Food Series on YouTube, and don’t forget to join the conversation using #LocalFoodWeek and #LoveOntFood year-round! PS: Belleville will host the Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference this November, bringing in food industry influencers from across the province. Let the local food party ...

Local Food Lifestyle: How To Make A Michelada Cocktail

The food truck scene has been gaining steam for a few years in the Bay of Quinte Region, and we can’t wait to get out on the road this summer to follow our foodie friends. In prep for the mobile food season, we wanted to pass along this awesome michelada cocktail recipe from BOQ favourite, Slow Taco, who worked alongside Urban Herb on the Curb to create a BOQ-centric recipe for our Local Food Series. Check it out!

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.