We are incredibly blessed to live in beautiful southern Ontario, home to an amazingly diverse culinary opportunity. There is an abundance of locally grown and produced foods in our region. In fact, eating locally within 100 miles of our home is exceedingly easy. The vast majority of our food is actually grown and produced much closer to home!
I left the house early in the morning to make a shorter version of my normal foodie run route. This time I made a couple of stops before heading to the lake to enjoy a bit of the beautiful scenery while enjoying a cup of coffee. The sky was so blue! The air was already turning warm so I headed onto a couple of orchards to the east. My stash of goodies grew with each stop! On the way home, I stopped at the mushroom farm. I have been buying my mushrooms from them for about 30 years! At one time they were less expensive than store bought but now are about the same price. The big difference is they are fresh picked. I only bought two 5 lb boxes this time. My final stop was at the Dutch Market for coffee and fresh baked goodies. I came home with a lot of fresh produce - apples, plums, blueberries, green beans, strawberries and mushrooms. I even bought a bottle of sparkling apple cider. All-in-all it was a very successful foodie road trip!