We want to help take the stress out of the holidays by giving you some options for your festive goodies and gift giving this year.
Our focus here at Wendy’s Country Market and Furnace Falls Farm is as much on our past as it is on our present to protect the future. Working in our heritage buildings each day we are surrounded by our ancestors cherished photos and keepsakes which serve as reminders to celebrate the past with those we welcome into our store, our retreat and our event venue.
We take pride in planting heritage seeds and producing plants for you to take home in the Spring to introduce to your gardens. These same heritage plants are planted and harvested on our farm and used year-round in the food we prepare and serve you our valued customers and guests. Our farm to table cooking classes, dinners and celebrations are opportunities for us to share some of the cooking skills and recipes we have learned from previous generations and hope to pass down along the way.
As we partner with Leeds and the 1000 Islands Township again this year, we take great pleasure in bringing cooking classes to the children at Sweet’s Corners Elementary School. We feel privileged to be able to expose kids to a variety of vegetables that they may not have eaten before and to explain how certain types of vegetables are grown. The kids learn that cooking can be fun as they work together, even taking on new leadership roles. We complete the cooking series with the kids joining in a community meal setting, helping to encourage the values of the past and creating skills for the future.
We welcome the new decade with a nod to our past, celebrating local farms and local food for the future.
Wendy and the team at Wendy’s Country Market and Furnace Falls Farm.
We are taking a step back to our roots with a focus on the future of families including both yours and ours. Personally, I have felt the pull over the last few years towards our future generation, helping them reconnect with the earth, teaching them where their food comes from, and focusing on community and encouraging sustainability. I for one, look forward to expanding my work with children, sharing my passion for gardening, earth, farm animals and the joy of preparing farm fresh meals.
With the addition of Furnace Falls Farm, we have been able to offer cooking classes, community gatherings, and agricultural experiences and more all in a family farm atmosphere. We are passionate about providing people with the true farm to fork experience while surrounding ourselves with our family and yours.
We feel the New Year is also the perfect time for us to introduce family affordable, sustainable meal plans at our Country Market. Stay tuned for more news on that next week. In addition to the new package offerings, we will also begin Wendy’s meal pick of the week, complete with recipe. It has been a while since I sent out my weekly e-mails and I cannot wait to resume these.
In 2019, we will be celebrating our ancestry, both at our market and at Furnace Falls Farm. We would love it if you are able to share your family recipes with us and we would be honoured to include them in some of our weekly meal packs or even make some into preserves with your family name highlighted.
Let’s make 2019 about FAMILIES
Past, Present and Future!
Come celebrate with us.
Happy New Year
I am Wendy Banks a 6th generation farmer from Lyndhurst, Ontario. I have been selling farm produce since the wee age of five when my parents first set me up with a corn stand at the end of the driveway. I have always been focused on providing quality products and providing customer service with a smile.