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Harvestin' the County Lunch '06

On August 22nd, 2006 close to 400 people gathered on Main Street Bloomfield for a 100% County lunch. With the road closed to traffic, tables set up along the street and farmer’s stalls lining the curb, we had beautiful weather, great company and delicious food. The lunch was an opportunity to meet farmers and learn about where food in the County comes from.

Harvestin' the County Lunch Menu:
Everything was prepared beautifully by Celebrations Catering and Suzanne Pasternack.

Harley Guernsey barbequed the beef right outside Bloomfield Town Hall; it smelled delicious and tasted even better.

County beef Baitley Farms butchered by Aman’s Abattoir
Potato salad Honey Wagon Farms potatoes
Fresh County corn Lakeshore Farms Market
Heirloom tomato platters served with basil Vicki’s Veggies
Cheese trays featuring a selection of cheeses Black River Cheese
Fresh baked rolls Picton IGA
Sweet sparkling cider County Cider Company Estate Winery
Bottled water Pure County Bottled Water
Penny cones of ice cream Slickers Ice Cream

Photos from the Lunch:

Harvestin' the County Lunch table  Harvestin' the County Lunch - Rose Haven

Harvestin' the County Lunch - Popcorn  Harvestin the County - Popcorn  Harvestin the County - Accordian

Harvestin' the County diners enjoying the meal   Harvestin' the County - Tomatoes

We appreciate all the effort our exhibitors put into their displays for the

Harvestin’ the County Lunch. By creating engaging and interesting displays they helped consumers put a face to their food! Farmers shared their way of life; the vitality of County agriculture was obvious through the colourful and bountiful displays. The lunch provided an opportunity to meet and talk with farmers in Prince Edward County. Eating locally-grown is all about supporting local farmers and knowing where your food comes from. As one grower says, “it’s a win-win situation.”

Our Exhibitors:
The Pig Barn
Fresh From the Farm
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Food
Mill Creek Farm
Prince Edward County Wine Growers
Fromage Black River Cheese
Slow Food Prince Edward County
Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture

PE Dairy Producers/ PE Milk Committee

Moore's Organic Farm
TD Waterhouse Bank Picton Branch

Prinzen's Fun Farm
Rose Haven Farms
JK Fries