Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Goals for September

If you're like me, the start of a new school year is also a time for me to refresh my goals both personally and with respect to business.  Truth be told, I've been dogging my work out schedule a bit over the past few weeks (yes I was sick...but I probably could have hit the gym a little sooner).  Moving right along, if you're planning on upping your work out routine or getting back to business when it comes to your daily food and alcohol intake now that summer is almost officially over, I strongly suggest that you check out Sarah Heipel's website also subscribe to her facebook page and also her newsletter.  It's a wealth of interesting information and also motivational.  Plus for anyone that knows Sarah...her boot camp workouts are kick ass.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Learn the Basics of Home Canning and Preserving

August 27th @ 7pm in the Co-op Kitchen
Free for members, non members by donations

Presented by: Kate Knox

"Before coming to the Georgian Triangle, Kate created Kate’s Jolly Jellies, a product line of 19 wine-based jellies carried in various gourmet stores in Ottawa.

After leaving that city and having access to so many farmers’ markets in and around Rob Roy and Collingwood, Kate started preserving fruits and vegetables by making a wide variety of jams, jellies, pickles, her multi-award-winning zucchini-based Hellish Relish, salsas, sauces, etc.  Beginning in 2000, she began entering the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair winning many ribbons - Kate was awarded Grand Champion Pickle Maker at the 2007 RAWF

Kate is very happy to help those interested in the art and creative aspect of canning and preserving our region’s beautiful produce."

Please contact the store to reserve your seat.  All seats not occupied 10 minutes prior to workshop time will be given to those who arrive on a first-come first-served basis.
phone:  705-444-6200

Sunday, August 11, 2013

White Corn from Harris Farm

Yippee – it’s corn on the cob season finally and things look and taste like it’s a bumper crop for sure!  Our favourite places to buy corn locally in Collingwood are Green MarcFarms at County Road 124 and Poplar Side Road and Curries Farm Market on 6th Street just across the street from the Georgian Meadows Subdivision.    Our very very favourite place to buy White corn…yes white corn is from the Harris Farm  located on the George Johnson Road (take Highway 26 towards Barrie and turn onto the George Johnson Road at Minesing…drive towards Barrie and you’ll see the big yellow sign that says Harris Farm with some cute paintings of corn cobs.  Not only is the corn absolutely fantastic, the family is lovely as well and the have a whole bunch of pretty amazing, very polite and hardworking kids.  Hug a farmer today!  And support them by buying some corn!