Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Toronto Garlic Festival - We Were There - Were You....

This past Sunday we went to the Toronto Garlic Festival and it was buzzing with people and vendors. The weather was wonderful, sunny and warm and everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves. What a great way to spend a morning or afternoon, taking in the fresh air, appreciating the new fall colours, relishing in the warm breezes and of course buying Ontario Garlic.

We learned something new while we were there to - Did you know that some people like to eat hot peppers right out of the basket! Such Daredevils! I doubt that I'll ever develop tastebuds of steel!

Vendors provided a great variety of items to touch, taste and buy, like spices, produce, pottery and of course tasty foods. We were located between "Add Love & Stir" and "Organic Crepe." From our taste experiences, we can say that the Buckwheat Crepes with Peaches and Chocolate were STUPENDOUS and that the Dip and Prezzels were habit forming (sorry - just couldn't stop!!)

It was a great festival, lots of fun for everyone. Of course we (the Cobblestone Farm Paris) sold Gourmet Garlic, Hot Peppers and some Butternut Squash.We also talked a lot about our farming practices and our Market Garden Produce. If you're wondering - Customers order produce they want from our list, they e-mail us their choices - we pack up their order - Customers pick up their order at our farm.

We spoke with so many nice people and we hope to hear back from some of you! I am really interested in getting the recipe for the hot pepper marinade, if that customer is willing to share - please - please!

It was great to see everyone, and Toronto was definitely the place to be to enjoy Canadian Culture and Canadian Hospitality.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

SanMarzano September Days.......

The weather has really cooled off here in Paris. It must be a sign, winter will be just around the corner.
Oh well, it is not here yet!

If any of you are interested in making sauces, we have SanMarzano Roma Tomatoes - they are great for sauce and stewed tomatoes. I made my first batch of sauce and it was soooooo gooood!! We also have heirloom Sicilian Saucers, sweet Low Acids and tasty Cherry Tomatoes.
So, be sure to check our website and order some of our tasty, no spray veggies while they last! At least before we get our first frost. Check our current Produce Availability at:  http://www.thecobblestonefarmparis.com/STAND.html