Farmer Paul’s Blog

Why You Should Buy Locally Sourced Pasta

Why You Should Buy Locally Sourced Pasta

In Pursuit of Locally Sourced Pasta As the local food movement continues to expand into more food offerings, one critical area still needs further discussion: locally sourced pasta. Why is it that very few people think about how much pasta is being consumed and...

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Distilling – A New Craft Opportunity Awaits

Distilling – A New Craft Opportunity Awaits

Every day more and more consumers seem to be pushing for locally sourced products in the marketplace. One area that is just beginning in Ontario is the craft or artisanal spirit industry. It offers an opportunity to buy regionally grown grains like corn, wheat, and...

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A Pear that offers Terrior

A Pear that offers Terrior

A few weeks ago CK Table had the privilege to work on a regional collaboration focusing on an old heritage fruit called the Jesuit Pear. Showcasing terrior for a narrowly defined regional. This pear has a long and storied history within an area of a few hundred...

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Why Bread Camp Part 3 of 3

Why Bread Camp Part 3 of 3

By Greg Wade, Publican Quality Bread Lighting the Oven Day two of camp begins early. We light a fire in our brick ovens, then help with the morning’s harvest of squash blossoms and lambs quarter. We hear from a representative from the Illinois Stewardship Alliance...

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Why Bread Camp Part 2 of 3

Why Bread Camp Part 2 of 3

By Greg Wade, Publican Quality Bread From Farm to Table While we wait for our doughs to ferment, Marty and Will take the campers on a walking tour of their farm. This is where the campers eyes start to open, their ears perk up and they start to get a sense of the...

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Why Bread Camp? Part 1 of 3

Why Bread Camp? Part 1 of 3

By Greg Wade, Publican Quality Bread Food is Relationships At a certain point in our lives, we all have to ask ourselves why we do what we do. Why do we surround ourselves with the people we do, why do we live where we live, why do we bake bread as a hobby or for a...

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The Grain Economy

The Grain Economy

It seems like everywhere you turn these days you see more and more signs promoting or touting products that are locally sourced and purchased directly from farms. But are we making a dent in how we eat? As you drive around getting in those last minute trips and...

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