The Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Festival has a history of celebrating women in the agriculture & hospitality industries. A�This year is no different.
On July 20th, they’re inviting local women inA�agriculture to the table over breakfast for a discussion of their roles and experiences. A�Alison Fryer of former The Cookbook Store will moderate the discussion happening at The Church Restaurant.
What’s new this year, is they’re inviting questions from you and me to help fuel the discussion! A�You can tweet your questionsA�@SavourStratford with the hashtag #WIFquestion or email them with the subject line “WIF Question”.
Bonus: A�If your question is chosen, your breakfast is on them!
Sounds like a great — and delicious — opportunity to us. A�Panelists include:
- Ruth Klahsen: Founder /owner/ operator and innovative ?financier� of Monforte Dairy, Southwestern Ontario’s premier artisanal cheese company operating since 2004. Using only seasonal milk from humanely treated animals Monforte cheese is available at farmers markets in the GTA and throughout SWO.
- Ingrid De Martines: Heritage breeder, Perth Pork Products LTD, located just south of Sebringville where her family has been farming since 1979. Perth Pork Products is a family business dedicated to raising top quality Wild Boar, Berkshire and Tamworth breeds served at fine restaurants in Stratford and across the province and at quality butcher shops, the farm and Slow Food Perth County Market.
- Pam Rogers: Organic vegetable and sprout grower, Kawthoolei Farm Organics near Mitchell. Pam applies organic principles to everything she does on her 10-acre plot. She also works closely with Burmese refugees, offering her farm as a peaceful place to adjust to Canadian life.
- Miriam Streiman: Owner operator Mad Maple Country Inn, a 100-acre farm, and agritursimo business just outside of Creemore. Miriam continues to organize and participate in industry and advocacy events using her skills as a: chef, local and sustainable food advocate, food stylist, recipe developer and steering committee member for Slow Food Ontario and Terroir Mirams
- Gillian Flies: Organic vegetable grower, The New Farm near Creemore. Three principles have guided Gillian and her husband�s farm for the last 10 years: quality, sustainability and community. In 2009 the New Farm formed a partnership with Stop Community Food Centre in Toronto, donating shares of all produce grown and is committed to growing good food for all.
- Susan McDonough: Sheppard and Toronto Expat, Susan breeds and raises Dorper Sheep and sells her naturally-raised lamb from Arthur, Ontario. The Quality, health and welfare of animals is their driving concern.
About Savour Stratford, Perth County
Every year, Ontario�s award-winning culinary festival welcome great guest culinary personalities, celebrates our local artisan producers and farmers and the outstanding Stratford chefs.A�This year�s theme isA�Coast to Coast to CoastA�and the 30th Anniversary of the renowned Stratford Chefs School. A�A�With over 150 chefs, farmers, producers, Ontario wineries and craft brewers, cheese makers and culinary personalities, the Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Festival is one of the largest culinary festivals in Ontario.