Everyone knows that the best parties always end in the kitchen. We sat down with Zach and Luhana of Littlejohn Farm – a Feast On Certified experience in Prince Edward County – to get to know them and the local foods that inspire them, a little better.
What’s your favourite seasonal ingredient tp grow and serve on the farm?
“This is a hard question; I would be able to talk about why each item becomes our favourite when it is time to harvest … but there is something about our beets that always blows people’s minds! This delicious root vegetable doesn’t get the attention they deserve, and that is probably why people fall in love with how much respect we have for this nutritional powerhouse. Besides, we love how many varieties there are!”
What’s your drink of choice?
In the summer, we love making garden to glass vegetable juice! And of course we are super lucky to have so many wineries and cideries around, so we do enjoy having local wines and ciders.
Most underrated ingredient grown or produced in Ontario?
It would be amazing to grow more beets and carrots in Ontario!
We love eating falafel at Sababa.
What’s the best part of working as an Ontario culinary destination?
Teaching people where their food comes from, being able to inspire mindfulness about the products that people consume, and how they can make better choices.
Why is Feast On important to you and your Littlejohn Farm?
It is very important to take the time to generate awareness about supporting local food consumption and networking like-minded people & businesses. Most of all, it is great to have a certification that not just helps build our local food identity, but also cares for the environmental impacts.
Fill in the blank: ”If I entered a competitive eating contest, I’d definitely win if the item was _______.”
What does your ‘Perfect Weekend’ in Prince Edward County look like?
A perfect tour around the county would start with a nice walk by the beach, followed by a coffee at Lake on the Mountain, a wine tour to some of our favourite wineries and ciders places, a farm to table harvest dinner and ending the night dancing at a barn party with friends.