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The Spears are Here!

The Spears are Here!
It's spring time! How do we know this aside from the weather? There are some amazing things that are starting to grow such as rhubarb, wild leeks and... asparagus! Here in Waterloo Region there are plenty of farms where the delectable spears can be found.  Asparagus is one of those exciting veggies you can do so many things with. I was out visiting Barrie’s Asparagus Farm recently where they not only sell their fresh asparagus but also numerous food items made with asparagus such as salsas, crackers, soup mix, pasta, tortilla chips and seasoning salt. Perhaps the most intriguing item I found was an all-natural soap made from dehydrated asparagus and rhubarb that acts as an...

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Taking Stock of Rhubarb

Taking Stock of Rhubarb For winter weary gardeners, rhubarb is a welcome edible making its first appearance in the spring and continuing throughout the early summer.  While many of our local farms markets sell it at their stands you may be lucky enough to be able...

How Sweet It Is!

How Sweet It Is! While spring in Ontario can be a difficult time to endure with its abundance of mud and erratic temps, it does bring us one very special reward—delicious maple syrup!   With its luminescent amber hues, intoxicating aroma and...
 

Farm-to-Table Photographer's First Impressions of KW

Farm-to-Table Photographer's First Impressions of KW A few years ago I helped my chef friend John MacPherson develop a pilot for a TV concept - "In Season" - which featured John going out into the field to hunt, gather, and harvest fresh seasonal ingredients, and followed him back to the kitchen...

Foodlink Conference Helps Grow Prosperity in K-W

Foodlink Conference Helps Grow Prosperity in K-W The 2017 Foodlink Conference: It’s All About Marketing took place last Monday, February 27, and Libro Credit Union was thrilled to be an Event Sponsor for the day! In the past we’ve partnered with Foodlink’s Taste Local and...