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We love our local farm partners

This is a shout out to our local farmers that provide us, and in turn you, with fresh produce for our Bridgehead baking and savory menu items.

You have to be passionate and tireless to farm today. You need to be a MacGyver of sorts, one who wields a toolbox of skills including meteorology, marketing, science, animal husbandry, welding, mechanics and carpentry. Farming is a 24/7 commitment and it is unpredictable. A wet spring means a late start to our short growing season and ultimately that means less yield. A long, dry hot spell like we had in the first few weeks of July can stress crops and bring them to the brink of shrivelling in the field.

Our kitchen is proud to have 15 local farm partners that grow ingredients for our baked and savoury menu items. Having local ingredients means that the quality of produce is fresher and tastier. We understand the importance of buying local and keeping our dollars in our region. You get this too!

Join us in thanking our farmers for their hard work and delicious harvests!

Alska Farm: Low QC
Provider of our maple syrup appreciated as a natural sweetener in our kitchen.
www.alskafarm.com

Beking's Poultry Farm: Oxford Station, ON
A family run farm of free-range, grain-fed chickens.
www.bekingseggs.com

Farinart: St. Liboire, QC
Provider of our kamut flour use in several baked items.
www.farinart.com

Go Greens Salads: Brudenell, ON
Brian Jess and his sons provide us with fresh organic greens and garlic for the mixed green salad.

La Bergerie des Sables: Curran, ON
Provider of our delicious Sheep's Milk Greek Yoghurt.
www.labergeriedessables.com

La Defriche: Ripon, QC
Provider of mixed bean sprouts.

Lavergne Western Beef: Navan, ON
Provider of our pork, chicken, & turkey.

Marion's Honey: Elgin, ON
Bringing sweet nectar from Lanark county.

Moulins de Soulanges: St. Polycarpe, QC
Provider of our viennoisserie flour used to make our croissants and Morning Buns!
www.moulinsdesoulanges.com

O’Brien Farms: Dan O’Brien, Winchester, ON
A fourth generation family farm raising anti-biotic free, comfortable cattle that supply our beef.
www.obrienfarms.ca

P&H Milling: Cambridge, ON
Provider of our wheat flours used to make our sourdough breads.
www.phmilling.com

Rideau Pines Farm: Ottawa, ON
The Vandenberg family provides a range of produce throughout the season.
www.rideaupinesfarm.com

St. Albert: Ottawa, ON
Provider of cheddar cheese.
www.fromagestalbert.com

Suntech Greenhouses: Manotick, ON
A 2.5-acre hydroponic, pesticide-free greenhouse that supplies our tomatoes, cucumbers and green beans, this supplier is especially important in the winter months.
www.suntech.ca

Upper Canada Cranberries: Ottawa, ON
One of only three commercial cranberry farms in Ontario, Lyle Slater and his crew provide us with fresh cranberries.
www.uc-cranberries.com

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July 24, 2018

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