A Tale of Two Regions: Local Spots, Eats & Attractions

Part of what makes being a Canadian company so great is that we can take inspiration from the various unique landscapes, cultures and cuisine around us. 

To celebrate the launch of Fresh From The Farm®, a line of locally raised fresh chicken from local Ontario and Atlantic family farms, we recruited two of our favourite bloggers to create locally inspired recipes and give us the 411 on what some of their favourite regional hot spots are. 

Whether you are looking to try out a new recipe incorporating some in-season ingredients, or are looking to travel through Ontario or Atlantic Canada, our guide has you covered. Read on to discover all things local!  

Local Ontario

If The GG Sisters Honey Garlic Air Fried Chicken Wings & Surprise Salad left your mouth watering, like it did ours, allow us to take you through some of the local produce that inspired their recipe. 

The Dubeau Family Farm, like Maple Lodge Farms®, is family owned and operated. Located just north of the Settlement of Perkinsfirled, in Tiny Township, Ontario. The Dubeau family has been growing delicious and sustainable produce since April 2000. Their maple syrup, honey and strawberries became one of the key ingredients in The GG Sisters’ wing and salad recipe upon discovering this amazing farm on their latest trip to the cottage. 

Some of you may not know this, but the summer is garlic season in Ontario. August and September are optimal harvesting time periods. All across the province, you can find festivals dedicated to the famous vegetable. So, it’s no surprise that the GG Sisters chose this as one of their main ingredients for their locally inspired Honey Garlic Chicken Wing recipe. The GG Sister’s sourced their garlic from Bulbs of Fire, a local farm located in Tiny Township, Ontario. They turned to our Fresh From The Farm® line for their wings picked up from their local grocery store. You can find it at any Real Canadian Superstore, Loblaws, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs or Food Basics.

Tiny Township, Ontario has become a summertime oasis for The GG sisters. Not only was it the inspiration behind their recipe, but Tiny Beach, Ontario is one of their favourite family summertime hangouts. When they’re not at the beach, The GG Sisters enjoy taking their kids to their local Splash Pad Park in York Region at Lake Wilcox Park, or taking a day trip to the famous Ontario destination; Niagara Falls! 

Local Atlantic

In Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the end of August is the berry best time to pick up some deliciously ripe berries. Local Atlantic and Cape Breton native, Short Presents, says this local tradition inspired her Blueberry Balsamic Chicken and Goat Cheese Salad

Memories of picking and cooking with these local and wild produce during the summer months made this berry the obvious choice as the star of her local Atlantic recipe. Short Presents sourced her delicious berries from Tantallon Village Farmers Market, located in Tantallon, Nova Scotia. 

Summers in Nova Scotia for Short Presents are more than just berry season. Now, a Halifax resident, Kayla of Short Presents shares with us some of her favourite local spots to visit during the summer months. 

If you have access to a car and love a hike, Kayla recommends checking out Peggy’s Cove and Polly’s Cove hiking trail. Be sure to bring a light jacket, we’re told it can get a bit windy! If you’re downtown, but still want to see some gorgeous scenery, Kayla recommends a picnic in the Halifax Public Garden. Can you think of a better way to enjoy your delicious Blueberry Balsamic Chicken and Goat Cheese Salad al fresco? 

P.s you can pick up Fresh From The Farm® chicken for this recipe at Real Atlantic Superstore, Your Independent Grocers Atlantic or Valu-Mart!

Whether you’re from Ontario or Atlantic Canada, Fresh From The Farm® brings you fresh, local ingredients from a farm you trust to your table. Try it today!

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