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Vision, Flavourvee and Gourmet: Sweet Corn in Waterloo Region

When you crunch down on a cob of corn, you’re biting juicily into 10,000 years of history. Domesticated in Mexico, corn is a large grass that was an elemental foodstuff for a variety of American cultures – and at this time of the year, it’s also a particularly delicious local food in Waterloo Region

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Farmers’ Markets in Waterloo Region

Farmers’ markets are abundant in Waterloo Region, and are almost as plentiful as the vegetables, fruits and other products that fill their vendor’s stands! They’re a great way to take home fresh produce, and an even better way to meet the people responsible for growing your food.

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Crabapple Jelly from Wellesley goes to Royal Winter Fair

Nov. 6, 2019 – Appleflats Foods Inc., founded by brothers Glen and Alex Smyth of Wellesley Township, was featured as a signature local food business at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. Appleflats combines the tart juice crabapples with a little sugar to make a drink mixer and crabapple jelly.

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Iconic Dishes of Waterloo Region

CBC News April 27, 2019 Make no mistake, in Waterloo region, we have our own iconic dishes that give us both an understanding of our past and a view of how we have evolved as a community. Many foods chronicle our cultural evolution, immigration patterns and geopolitics.

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Langdon Hall is #4 on Best Restaurants in Canada 2019

Langdon Hall is #4 on the 5th annual list of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants 2019. Voted on by food critics, leading chefs, legendary restaurateurs, elite diners and food fanatics from across the country, this is the definitive list of the best restaurants in Canada. 

Get to Know Team Waterloo Region!

There is help you can access to make meeting and event planning easier. Team Waterloo Region – Director of Sales, Jennifer Eddings and Sales Manager Emily Deckert – can provide a number of different services, designed to assist planners and event organizers throughout the implementation process.

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Fat Sparrow Group spreads its wings … to St. Jacobs

The Fat Sparrow Group continues to grow, and it has spread its wings into St. Jacobs, the company’s first foray outside of Uptown Waterloo. Stone Crock has been a St. Jacobs landmark and destination for locals and tourists alike for over 40 years. Nick and Natalie Benninger look forward to growing.

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Authentic Farm-to-Table Experiences in Waterloo Region

In Waterloo Region, it’s possible to meet our producers, see where their produce is grown, and savour those ingredients in dishes prepared by restaurants all in the same day. It’s part of our diverse and growing food scene. It’s a true farm to-table culture.

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Restaurant Profile: Fat Sparrow Group

The Fat Sparrow Group business appeared in Waterloo Region in only 2017, but the names behind it have long made a mark when it comes to food and hospitality; it’s a parent company for the collection of eateries that chef Nick Benninger spearheads.

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Summertime and the Picking is Easy at Herrle’s

It’s still a few weeks away yet, but get ready to pick your own strawberries. Local farms and farm-stores have crops and times that you can pick your own. Perhaps the most popular venue for pick-your-own strawberries in the area is Herrle’s Country Farm Market in St. Agatha.

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