Strawberry Sundae/y shows how food goes from farm to plate
A pair of Stormont County “agvocates” are teaming up to host a Strawberry Sundae/y – an opportunity for local dairy, agriculture, agri-food, and horticulture industries to connect with non-farming residents – on July 9, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
By booking a free ticket for the event on eventbrite.ca, visitors will gain access to both the Avonmore Berry Farm, operated by the Phillips family, and Kenmatten Farms in Moose Creek, run by the Speck family, where they can experience a behind-the-scenes look at both operations.
Visitors to the Berry Farm will also have the chance to purchase a sundae made with fresh local strawberries and 100 per cent Canadian-made ice cream, for $5.
Net proceeds from sundae sales will benefit local 4-H, Junior Farmers and Lions clubs.
Besides serving up some tantalizing treats, Strawberry Sundae/y will also shine the spotlight on agriculture and food production, showcasing the many aspects of farming – from raising animals, to growing crops, to taking care of the environment – while providing a platform for conversations with the public about how food finds its way from the farmers’ gate to the dinner plate.
Strawberry Sundae/y tickets can be booked, in advance, at: bit.ly/2o7oawW.