From the Farm Cooking School Director Cynthia Peters just can’t get enough of “Spring Greens”. From the first buds to the luscious lawns blanketing the rural countryside and villages of Prince Edward County, it’s a true awakening. And for our palette, we begin the passage of “tastes” of seasonal produce from our farm fields. Thanks to Vicki Emlaw of Vicki’s Veggies, green comes early. Cynthia had the opportunity to start enjoying fresh salad greens in late April. With their hooped covers, Vicki’s Veggies were able to produce a wide variety of Asian greens, spinach and arugula. Today, Cynthia helped harvest some fresh asparagus at Honey Wagon Farms and some garlic greens. Herbs are popping up everywhere and her lovage plant is already over a foot tall!
Lucky for our runners, Cynthia has been thinking about the seasonal salad for our Terrior Run lunch. She’ll be turning too what is fresh that weekend. Seasonal greens from the fields of Vicki’s Veggies will be the main attraction, sprinkled with a blend of cheeses from the County’s local artisan cheese factory, Black River Cheese Company. The medley will be dressed with her Apple Maple vinaigrette, made from local apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, shallots and fresh herbs. Topped with a few crunchy pumpkin seeds. A great match with Norman’s amazing wood oven pizza and hand crafted wines.
The Bounty of the County will be front and centre for our runners lunch. Get ready to enjoy a mouthful of Spring. We look forward to seeing you at the finishing line!
A reminder to any of our runners that Vicki’s Veggies has their annual heirloom tomato seedling sale May 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th so stock up on seedlings while you’re in PEC!