Locally Grown Equals Extra Tasty

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Boreal Farms
Boreal Edge Farms near Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – Supporting local business is good for the economy. It’s that simple. Not to suggest that we should package all the big box stores into a crate or anything… but… locally owned, grown, and prepared just seems to taste so much better. Think of it, if you had guests in from out-of-town, what would you want to feature on your table, or in where you take those guests out for dinner?

Putting local food raised or grown in Thunder Bay onto your plate is something many local businesses, and families are doing.

This week’s Farm to Table Lunch Feature….at The Caribou Restaurant and Wine Bar is a Boar Cheeseburger for $14 featuring local wild boar burger, topped with Thunder Oak Dill Gouda and local rhubarb ketchup. This tasty treat is served with Boreal Edge Farm greens and Debruin’s tomato.

Eat Local PizzaEat Local Pizza is another local outlet offering you choices that are Thunder Bay’s best. Jim Stadey and his team have put together some amazing combinations of local ingredients. With cheese from Thunder Oak, Pepperoni from The Commisary, and other meats from Simpson Street Deli coupled with some really amazing creativity in the kitchen, you are in for a pizza treat.

With no offense meant to the big chain stores, the locally made products are just way better.

Bannock Burger
Bannock Burger from Ruby Moon

At the Ruby Moon, on Court Street, stop by and check out their Bannock Burger. Lori Paras at The Ruby Moon also offers local music on Friday and Saturday nights to go along with the fare.

Matthew and Leigh from Boreal Edge Farms share, “It struck me that so many of the great eateries, delis and small grocers in Thunder Bay are not only places we like to eat, drink, and be merry (or where we acquire the means to do this) they are also the good folks who buy, sell and otherwise consume our greens.

Here is their short list; Caribou Restaurant & Wine Bar; The Growing Season Juice Collective; Madhouse Tavern; The Bean Fiend; Maltese Grocery; Bay Quality Meats; Ruby Moon; True North Community Cooperative (The Green House); and Eat Local Pizza & Pastry.

“The innovation they bring to preparing the produce we give them highlights the awesome potential and flavours of the food we grow,” adds Leigh. “Working with such socially conscious businesses makes us truly grateful to be able to be your farmers!”