Blog originally posted June 1, 2020
Growing your own ingredients
Since the Covid-19 Pandemic lockdown began, many of us have spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Whether you are a chef, baker, or appreciative consumer, you know the importance of starting with good-quality ingredients. Have a look at how past residents of Simcoe County grew their own provisions.
Crops of grain were grown, harvested, and sent to local mills to be ground into flour.
J. Hickling Album Three-horse team and binder cutting rye. Copyright: Unknown
A lot of locally produced milk was turned into butter and cheese.
978-23 Man milking a cow, ca. 1920. Copyright: Public domain
Fresh fruit, berries, and vegetables were picked from their own orchards, berry patches, and gardens.
2004-02 Two girls with freshly picked berries. Copyright: Unknown
This summer, as we stay close to home, we hope you find opportunities to enjoy the fresh taste of ingredients grown, harvested, or produced in Simcoe County!
Click here to view the Archives' Blog post for Local Food Week in Ontario 2018.
Are you unable to grow, harvest, or produce your own, but want to experience the fresh taste of local food?
Click here for Experience Simcoe County's list of Farm Fresh & Local Food farms, producers and artisan food makers.