This past weekend, I attended my first FoodLink Waterloo Region Taste Local! Taste Fresh! event. The event was held at Steckle Farm, an original German homestead turned educational farm charity, right here in the heart of the city. The company Goose works for held their family picnic there this summer and the setting is absolutely picture perfect. The event is designed to raise money and showcase the multitude of fresh foods available here in my region. Food producers were paired with food preparers and the results were both diverse and divine. And since a picture is worth at least a thousand words, I thought I’d share with you some photos of the dishes I sampled. Just promise not to salivate on the screen, k?
Hot Apple Jelly and Apple Slices with extra old white cheddar in phyllo pastry from Seven Shores & Martin’s Family Fruit Farm. And since this is it’s first appearance here, we were each able to choose our own hand crafted pottery plate from which to eat our snacks.
And because I was STUFFED by this point, I brought home three of my last bites for Goose, who had stayed back at the homestead to watch the 4Es
Nom Nom tucked one of these cookies into each of our bags – just in case we hadn’t had enough to eat that day.
There were a few other treats that I missed taking pictures of, mainly because I gobbled them down too fast. The day was cool and I was grateful for the cup of dark organic coffee from Cafe Pyrus. I could have used some kind of non-alcoholic refreshment to wash the delicious food down, but I must admit I barely noticed until I was almost three-quarters done filling my face.
Disclosure: This post is in no way sponsored, unless you count the fact that Goose stayed home with the kids.