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Thousands of participants enjoy new recipe for Taste festival

Thousands of participants enjoy new recipe for Taste festival

Photos and story by Olivia Timm Taste Community Grown took on a new flavour this year, serving up one of the County’s favourite events with a little change on the side. The wine and culinary festival took place, for the first time, at historic Camp Picton, in the Loch Sloy hangers and the change in […]

TASTE all day Saturday at historic Camp Picton

TASTE all day Saturday at historic Camp Picton

The County’s annual TASTE Community Grown event will be held at a new location this year – in the Loch Sloy army hanger at Historic Camp Picton, a picturesque 1950s airbase, at 343 County Road 22. Patrons of the food and drink festival will experience new farmers’ market vendors, a beer garden, and tastings of […]

What's old is new again at first Ontario Fermentation Festival - in Picton

What’s old is new again at first Ontario Fermentation Festival – in Picton

A steady flow of people showed a growing appetite for nourishing food as they made their way around the first Ontario Fermentation Festival at Picton’s Crystal Palace on Saturday in search of all that is yummy – and good for the tummy. Fermented foods are called pungent probiotic powerhouses and they are not new to […]

Sunshine bursts on scene as Royal Tour unfolds in Wellington

Sunshine bursts on scene as Royal Tour unfolds in Wellington

Thunderous applause and the first brilliant sunshine of the day burst open at the exact moment the motorcade for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrived in downtown Wellington, Friday. Prince Charles and Camilla walked the few blocks to greet well wishers lining the barricades along Main Street, before being officially greeted at […]

Great Canadian Cheese Show another sell-out success in seventh year

Great Canadian Cheese Show another sell-out success in seventh year

Sold-out signs popped up all over the Crystal Palace and Picton Fairgrounds sites by Sunday afternoon as more than 5,000 visitors wedged themselves into the seventh annual Great Canadian Cheese Festival on the weekend. Cheesemaker Armand Bernard, reigning Cheese of the Year Champion for the Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar, said the Cows Creamery company brought twice […]

Sweet 16th Maple in the County festival taps into spring

Sweet 16th Maple in the County festival taps into spring

A mixed bag of weather greeted the sweet 16th celebration of the first harvest of the year and the unofficial kick-off to tourist season in Prince Edward County. The weekend opened with a dash of freezing rain, then rain, then sunshine – as thousands of visitors celebrated all things maple on Saturday and Sunday. A […]

Are there seeds of renewal to follow the death of gardening?

Are there seeds of renewal to follow the death of gardening?

Regular visitors to Seedy Saturday were thrilled to see the eighth annual event re-potted into the gymnasium at PECI. “We’ve come a long way from that church basement eight years ago,” said Tamara Segal, one of the event’s organizers. “People are appreciating the space to move around and see everything.” Hundreds arrived to swap seeds, […]

County entrepreneurs may be Ontario's first saffron farmers

County entrepreneurs may be Ontario’s first saffron farmers

By Kathy Felkar Jennifer Gaddes and Ketha Gillespie, are a mother daughter duo from Northport who are, to the best of their knowledge, Ontario’s first saffron farmers. Saffron is a unique spice otherwise known as the “red gold” Jennifer hopes will become her retirement fund. She says that because saffron is the world’s most expensive […]

to-may-to/to-mah-to - everybody a winner Vicki's Heirloom Hurrah

to-may-to/to-mah-to – everybody a winner Vicki’s Heirloom Hurrah

Two County charities were the true winners of a summer gardening challenge between a County-born mayor and an urban import councillor. Though the examining and eating of the Striped German Tomato Challenge entries brought a tie vote for the entries from Mayor Robert Quaiff and councillor Steve Ferguson, their attempts to grow the finest possible […]

Feast - a celebration of food without financial barriers

Feast – a celebration of food without financial barriers

Christine Renaud’s vision of a large-scale celebration of food without financial barriers was unveiled Monday afternoon. Her “Feast – Free Food Festival” sprouted from the local Food Not Bombs group, also started by Renaud four years ago, which is part of an international movement of collectives that share meals with anybody who arrives, while raising […]

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