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Take a tastebuds tour with Savour Simcoe

By Brittany Doner

Savour Simcoe takes place Sunday, Aug. 26.

SUBMITTEd Savour Simcoe takes place Sunday, Aug. 26.

Surrounded by stately old trees, a live band and artifacts from the County of Simcoe’s rich agricultural history, the fifth annual Savour Simcoe event takes place on the beautiful outdoor grounds of the Simcoe County Museum on Sunday, Aug. 26 from noon until 4 p.m.

Every foodie’s fairytale, Savour Simcoe is an event that brings together locally renowned restaurants and chefs with local farmers and producers. Sample exquisite food paired with locally produced craft beer, wines and cider at this premiere culinary event showcasing the finest and freshest food Simcoe County and surrounding areas have to offer.

“This will be our biggest Savour Simcoe to date,” said host of the event, Sandra Trainor, executive director of the Simcoe County Farm Fresh Marketing Association. “We have witnessed this event grow every year and are excited to see it expand and attract new participants and guests.”

With more than 25 teams working together, an insatiable appetite is required if one wishes to sample everything this local gastronomic event has to offer.

“We welcome anyone who has an interest in learning more about local food and agriculture to attend.

“This event is a great way to show support of local farmers, and to sample the fine food and beverages grown and produced right in our own region,” said Trainor.

In addition to munching,

nibbling, sipping and savouring culinary works of genius, this year has a little something extra for attendees.

Special guest Lynn Ogryzlo author of The Ontario Table cookbook will be signing books at the event and invites all

those in attendance to pledge support for local food by signing the Ontario tablecloth — a

collection of signatures currently more than 120-feet long and growing.

Tickets are $59 per person and include all food and beverage tastings, as well as admission to the Simcoe County Museum. Tickets can be purchased online, or by calling 705-734-2075.

To view a list of participating vendors, find out where you can buy local food and food products, or to purchase tickets, visit www.simcoecountyfarmfresh.ca/savoursimcoe.

Brittany Doner is a project consultant for the Simcoe County Food and Agriculture Charter

Food Matters is a monthly column addressing a variety of relevant topics concerning the food system in Simcoe County, as identified by the Simcoe County Food and Agriculture Charter. For more information, visit www.fpa.simcoe.ca.

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