Foggy River Farm was delighted to play a role at two great events this fall in our home of Uxbridge, Ontario. On September 24, guests from near and far hopped aboard the York-Durham Heritage Railway to enjoy local food and drinks, all benefitting the Uxbridge Loaves and Fishes food bank. A four-course, gourmet meal was served by The Urban Pantry, including fresh ingredients from our farm. Browse photos from the event here.

One week later on October 1, Blue Heron Books and Urban Pantry partnered for another great night of food to celebrate the launch of Canadian Chef Michael Smith’s new cookbook Real Food Real Good. The event featured an on-site farmers’ market, where Foggy River Farm offered produce for sale and chatted with guests about edible landscapes and converting backyard spaces into food producing ecosystems. The rain held off until the very end, and Michael Smith gave an engaging talk about dangerous food myths and getting kids involved with food in a more meaningful way.

Foggy River Farm Design Selected as Landscape Architect of the Canadian Canoe Museum

We are proud to announce that Heneghan Peng Architects and Kearns Mancini Architects  have been selected to design the Canadian Canoe Museum, with Foggy River Farm Design as the Landscape Architect on the project team. In the museum's press-release, Lisa Rochon, Chair of the Canadian Canoe Museum Selection Committee, commented:

All of the short-listed submissions were beautiful and thoughtful. Each of the teams came to the interview table with amazing energy and passion for the Canadian Canoe Museum. Ultimately, the jury awarded the heneghan peng/Kearns Mancini scheme for exemplifying the lightness and sublime functionality of the canoe. The museum design breaks with ego-driven architecture to offer a gentle, organic space that poetically winds its way along the Trent-Severn. No matter where you are inside the museum or outside standing on its roof, you will always be able to see the water, and a canoe waiting to be paddled by you. I can’t wait to see this museum built. It’s going to change the way we think about architecture, place making and the canoe - a true icon of design. 

Read more about the project award here.

Fruitful Market Brings Local Produce to Leslieville

Fruitful Market, a grocery store & eatery, just opened it's doors at the Dundas and Carlaw neighbourhood in Toronto. Foggy River Farm is delighted to be supplying Fruitful Market with a broad range of sustainably grown vegetables and herbs, focusing on those which are both delicious and packed with rich nutrients.

Fruitful market will feature a grocery section stocked with fresh produce, meat, dairy, and pantry items, as well a coffee bar and full line-up of eat-in or take-out meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A catering menu is also available.

Owner, Yannis Banks, created Fruitful Market out of a desire to find truly nutrient-dense food, containing the minerals, vitamins and flavours it once had before the arrival of conventional farming.

 We are supporters of the movement in farming which is based on restoring soil health and the vital soil ecosystem that supports our crops to give us healthy and nutrient dense food. At Fruitful Market we strive to partner with farmers who practice progressive biological and restorative techniques to produce crops that are not only organic but also nutrient dense.

Visit www.fruitfulmarket.com or find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Foggy River Farm to Present at Outdoor Education Conference

Foggy River Farm will be at the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) Conference on September 25-27, participating in workshops and presenting a new session on Activating the Inner Ecological Designer: Lessons From an Edible Schoolyard Installation

Phil Collins and Emma Brandy will share their experience of facilitating a series workshops at an elementary school in Port Perry, Ontario, where they worked to create ecological literacy, agency and empowerment within students . They will explore the strengths and challenges of helping each student become an ecological designer, the process of planning and planting an edible schoolyard, and some of the experiential activities used to create connection and care for the places we inhabit. They will also share how they used a food forest ecosystem to incorporate Ontario curriculum pieces from social sciences, math, physical education, science and art.