A recent or so article, published in July 2016, from Toronto Life called “Your salad says it’s local, organic and sustainable – but is it?” tested several restaurants in Toronto to their claims. Canadian restauranteurs do their best to provide their diners with locally sourced foods, but they do end up having to source outside of local, mostly due to seasonal availability issues. Otherwise, their doors would simply close for good. The Canadian climate can be very uncooperative for farmers in Canada however, many restaurants have clever & sustainably minded chefs that create foods from seasonally available produces which narrows real choices.
Important Facts to Keep in Mind About the Importance of CERTIFIED ORGANIC
- Organic means grown in soil that is pesticide and chemical free.
- Certified Organic means that a farm, such as ours, has gone through and continues to go through rigorous processes and testing through government standards. It is a trusting way to educate and maintain an open relationship with a community of thoughtful eaters.
Niagara Region Growing Season – The Biggest Advantage
The season for farming organic then becomes much shorter in our colder Ontario environment however, Niagara is an especially interesting climate area. The abundance of vineyards alone point to the fact that the season in this southern part of Ontario is longer than anywhere else and provides a great advantage for local restaurants to be able to serve seasonal produce longer and faster.
And as diners & consumers ask questions more each day about where their food comes from, how it was grown – the best restaurants are listening and providing top notch foods.
Chefs and restaurants in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Fort Erie, Welland, Niagara on the Lake and surrounding areas should take advantage of the longer growing season for CERTIFIED ORGANIC farmers in Niagara region and seek out the best quality, that is grown in the cleanest manner with the utmost of love. The greatest chefs very well know that these types of clean, flavourful foods give them the best advantage at providing their diners the greatest culinary experiences.
Kinsella Simply Organics farm, located just minutes away from the Falls themselves, is gearing up for another fantastic growing season. We are proud to be CERTIFIED ORGANIC and have been successful in providing a heartfilled Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program for several years and have reached out to work with new restaurants locally.
Contact Us for More Information
If you are a chef or a restaurant seeking the best and most flavourful certified organic vegetables, herbs & edible flowers available locally in the Niagara region, please don’t hesitate to contact us through the form below for more details.
We will have custom blend salad greens that will intensify the flavours of your next creative food endeavour! So contact us & we will come visit you for a free consultation.