From June 2013

Wednesday Market Guest Chef: Lorianne Cicchillio

Lorianne Cicchillio from Algonquin Catering will be a guest chef at the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market.
Lorianne Cicchillio from Algonquin Catering will be a guest chef at the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market.

A media release from my friends at the Downtown Market.

PETERBOROUGHS DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET
Guest Chef: Lorianne Cicchillio from Algonguin Catering
Wednesday June 19th 2013

On Wednesday June 19th, the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market is happy to welcome back Lorianne Cicchillio from Algonquin Catering as our second Guest Chef of the 2013 season. Lorianne is a great promoter of all things local and has been our a Guest Chef over several seasons. Market-goers will learn exciting ways to creatively use local, seasonal produce as it comes rolling off the farms into their fridges from Guest Chefs throughout the season.

This is an incredible time of year at the Downtown Farmers’ Market. We are seeing the more seasonal produce roll off the farms. Lorianne will be using fresh asparagus, rhubarb, green onions, shiitake mushrooms and sprouts from an array of farmers, as well as bacon from Sannox Farms and feta from Cross Wind Farms. Join us at market to discover, and sample what she is making.

Right downtown Peterborough, every Wednesday between 8:30-2pm, market-goers can find a festive and bustling market full of their favourite vendors selling seasonal produce, meats, cheese, fresh flowers, baked goods, crafts, plants to grow, coffee and lunches to go. All market products are Kawarthas’ Own and Locally Grown!

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For more information, pictures and video from last season, and links to our vendors, visit: http://ptbodowntownmarket.blogspot.com/

Or follow us on Twitter @PtboWedMarket

Farm to Table on the Wolf/Kruz Radio This Thursday

strawberry-crepes-2I’ll be on 101.5 the Wolf and 100.5 Kruz FM this Thursday morning, promoting the Downtown Culinary Tours, the Downtown Peterborough Farmers’ Market, and local/seasonal Peterborough ingredients. If all goes well, I’ll be cooking some strawberry crepes with local lamb bacon and homefries for radio hosts Dani Stover, Brian Ellis, Catherine Hanrahan and Pete Dalliday. Even if we don’t cook on air, I’ll try to get some video footage for the blog.

Approximate broadcast times: Wolf, 8:45am. Kruz, 9:10am. But, hey, this is live radio, so anything could happen (time-wise or just in general — though I promise to try not to burn down the studio).

It’s all part of promoting the tours — which begin next week! It looks like 4 dates are already sold out, so get your tickets now.

Hope you have time to tune in!

Taste of Downtown: A Few Pictures

For those who were not following along on Facebook and Twitter, here are some photos from Saturday’s Taste of Downtown Peterborough:

My tiny table at the Taste of Downtown.  Other booths, as you will see, were a bit more elaborate.
My tiny table at the Taste of Downtown. Other booths, as you will see, were a bit more elaborate.
Taylor from Brio Gusto serves up a Perch Taco -- the line-up for these were long...  All day.
Taylor from Brio Gusto serves up a Perch Taco — the line-up for these were long… All day.
Frances rocked the cupcake stand for Black Honey Desserts.  I tried my best to not give in.
Frances rocked the cupcake stand for Black Honey Desserts. I tried my best to not give in.
In the "best sandwich ever" department: Primal Cuts and Rare Grill House teamed up to make some incredible Porchetta and Slaw.
In the “best sandwich ever” department: Primal Cuts and Rare Grill House teamed up to make some incredible Porchetta and Slaw.
KRUZ FM morning host/superstar, Catherine Hanrahan got caught with her mouth full.  Pretty much the case for everyone who attended.
KRUZ FM morning host/superstar, Catherine Hanrahan got caught with her mouth full. Pretty much the case for everyone who attended.
Why-oh-why did Frances leave me (even briefly) in charge of the cupcake stand.  I think I have some explaining to do.
Why-oh-why did Frances leave me (even briefly) in charge of the cupcake stand. I think I have some explaining to do.
A busy day -- and a good time had by all.
A busy day — and a good time had by all.

For full coverage of the event, please check out this news story by the Peterborough Examiner.

Live Tweeting/Facebooking Taste of Downtown

I'll be expecting big crowds and some great food today at Taste of Downtown.
I’ll be expecting big crowds and some great food today at Taste of Downtown.
I’ll be live-Tweeting and Facebooking the “Taste of Downtown” on Charlotte Street in Peterborough. Farm to Table will be there promoting the Culinary Tours and signing people up.

Come on down to book your tour today, or just to say hello. There will be plenty of great food available — and some great chefs and food producers to meet.

And if you can’t make it? Be sure to follow @farm_to_table on Twitter and Peterborough Farm to Table Culinary Tours on Facebook.

From the Peterborough DBIA website:

Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 11am – 5pm

Free Admission. Rain or Shine

Charlotte Street will be closed from George Street to Aylmer Street

Businesses are Open!

Participating Downtown restaurants are Nutty Chocolatier, The Tankhouse, Turnbull Café, Curry Village, Shish-Kabob Hut, Pita Pit, Parkhill on Hunter, Rare, Black Honey, Dr. Hunger, Island Cream Caribbean Cuisine, Brio Gusto, Stickling’s Bistro and Le Petit Bar.

Musical entertainment by Pop Machine from Noon – 2pm.

Shop at the giant Sidewalk Sales, join in the fun at the Shoe Toss for Charity.

The Urban Tomato Lady

My friend, Jillian Bishop, is showcased on Mike Melnik’s “My Peterborough.”  Not only is Jill one heck of a talented grower, seed saver, and educator, but she is also works tirelessly for both the Wednesday Downtown Farmers’ Market and the Peterborough Community Garden Network.

Actually, that is a lie.  WIth all of the work she does, Jill does get tired.  And deservedly so.  She does a heck of a lot of work helping to make Peterborough a better place to live — and a better place to eat.