Step into the delightful world of Brandywine Garden Market! It all began as a pumpkin-patch venture in Dutton, where Ryan and Jessica, with their love for veggie gardening, discovered the magic of 'Pink Brandywine' heirloom tomatoes. But their hunger for agriculture knew no bounds, and soon, they set their sights on a new horizon—lamb!
With hearts as big as their dreams, they moved to their farm, transforming 7 acres of field into lush pastures. The family and their flock of sheep grew, with 30 ewes and two rams paving the way for the glorious journey ahead.
Prepare yourselves for a mouthwatering revelation—Brandywine Garden Market is one of the finest direct-to-consumer grass-fed lamb producers! But their passion doesn't end there! They are true lamb connoisseurs, eager to chat (sometimes at length!) about the best cuts and how to prepare them to absolute perfection.
Let's talk about the lamb, shall we? This grass-fed wonder never travels farther than 50km from the farm, ensuring the tenderest, mildest, and most delectable lamb you'll ever lay your taste buds on. If you have yet to try it, what are you waiting for? Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!
But that's not all; Brandywine Farms is a treasure trove of deliciousness. Beyond lamb, they offer free-range chicken and a delightful array of prepared foods using farm-grown or locally sourced ingredients. A feast for the senses awaits!
Let's remember their love affair with the Horton Farmers' Market! It was here that they made their debut, winning hearts and taste buds with their grass-fed lamb. Conversations flow freely, lamb lovers and skeptics alike are enchanted to try something new, and the market becomes a vibrant hub of foodie joy!
Now, let's talk lamb recipes! There's nothing like sizzling chops on the BBQ—just some salt and pepper, a few minutes on each side, and you've got a flavour extravaganza! As the fall and winter breeze sets in, curries with stew pieces or roasts smothered in garlic and herbs will keep you warm and smiling.
So, food adventurers, BBQ champs, and curious foodies, Brandywine Garden Market welcomes you with open arms and a feast fit for kings. Step into the world of succulent lamb and culinary delights, where flavours dance and stories unfold. It's time to savour the magic- your taste buds will be forever grateful!
The Whole Grain Hearth weaves a tale of passion and sourdough mastery in the heart of a quaint little town. It all started when the talented Richard, owner and head bread baker, stumbled upon a mysterious book on sourdough during his culinary school days. Intrigued and daring, he embarked on a journey of delicious failures until he crafted loaves that earned the love of family and friends.
Soon, the demand for his bread grew. Richard had a growing email list of bread enthusiasts eager to savour his creations. It was a no-brainer; he had to take the plunge and share his passion with the world. Thus, The Whole Grain Hearth was born, transforming his love for sourdough into a full-blown bakery.
But this is no ordinary bakery; it's a unique haven of flavours and dedication. Three elements set them apart in the world of bread-making magic:
As for their most cherished creation, cherry turnovers take center stage. Beautiful sweet cherries from Rock Glen Farms mingle with local honey and lemon juice, resulting in a heavenly filling wrapped in spelt pie dough. It's the taste of summer wrapped in a scrumptious delight.
However, if you're seeking a unique explosion of flavours, look no further than their pain au chocolate. This croissant, enriched with dark chocolate, showcases the true essence of whole wheat and spelt. Lightness might be sacrificed, but the mouthwatering experience is worth the trade-off.
Embrace the ultimate morning ritual! Warm your pain au chocolate in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5 minutes. Savour each bite as the flaky layers blend with luscious chocolate. Pair it with your favourite coffee for a delicious breakfast combo.
So, if you find yourself enchanted by the aroma of freshly baked bread and crave an extraordinary twist to your indulgences, The Whole Grain Hearth is the place to be. Richard and his team are here to take you on a magical journey through the world of sourdough, where every bite celebrates passion, flavours, and tradition.
Once again, fall has returned to the Railway City in full swing. The air is a bit cooler, the leaves have begun to turn, and pumpkin spice reigns supreme. All this can only mean one thing: it's almost Thanksgiving! Here in Canada, we celebrate this holiday in October while the Horton Farmers' Market is still up and running! Preparing the best Thanksgiving meal your loved ones have ever seen will be much easier! Take your time with long checkout lines in the grocery store at the last minute- the market has everything you need right from the source, grown locally to be enjoyed locally.
First stop- vegetables! With the cold weather approaching, you'll need something to warm you up, like potatoes! Mashed, baked, scalloped or fried, however you enjoy them. For those with a sweet tooth, try their close relative, the sweet potato! Unlike regular potatoes, these are much more nutrient-rich, not to mention delicious! They can even be enjoyed in desserts!
Sticking to tradition is essential for many, which leads many families to include bread with their feast. This core food is often used as an appetizer to tie over guests before dinner. La Houlette de Vie is known for its incredible bread, naturally fermented with organic ingredients. Your guests will adore an appetizer of rye or perhaps a baguette!
Next, the most important and well-known part of Thanksgiving is the turkey. The Turkey Shoppe, like its namesake, has roasts ready for you! Those who aren't looking to prepare a whole turkey have plenty of other options for smaller gatherings, such as roasts, meat loafs, fillets, sausage, bacon, and even burgers! On top of that, The Turkey Shoppe carries premade gravy and mix, stuffing, turkey broth and even cranberry sauce to make Thanksgiving go even more smoothly! For apparent reasons, Thanksgiving weekend is jam-packed for The Turkey Shoppe. They need all hands on deck at their farm store on Thanksgiving weekend, so unless you picked something up last weekend - you'll have to make an extra stop or opt for a less traditional Thanksgiving option like lamb from Brandywine Farms, a beef roast from B&C Farms, or sausage from Quaker Springs Farm!
Finally, what's Thanksgiving without some pumpkin pie? This traditional treat is a must-have for most, so why not make it local? Howe Family Farms is ready to deliver its best pumpkins from the patch, perfect for making a pie from scratch! For those more impartial to avoiding the baking process, have no fear! Spicer's has your dessert dilemma covered. You'll surely appease your loved ones' sweet tooths with Pumpkin, Pecan and Apple pies.
With so many delicious options available at the market, you'll be serving an incredible feast to friends and family, all while supporting local farms and their families! We wish all of our marketgoers a safe and happy Thanksgiving!