LOCAL FOOD FRONT AND CENTRE AT TWO UXBRIDGE EVENTS

Foggy River Farm was delighted to play a role at two great events this fall in our home of Uxbridge, Ontario. On September 24, guests from near and far hopped aboard the York-Durham Heritage Railway to enjoy local food and drinks, all benefitting the Uxbridge Loaves and Fishes food bank. A four-course, gourmet meal was served by The Urban Pantry, including fresh ingredients from our farm. Browse photos from the event here.

One week later on October 1, Blue Heron Books and Urban Pantry partnered for another great night of food to celebrate the launch of Canadian Chef Michael Smith’s new cookbook Real Food Real Good. The event featured an on-site farmers’ market, where Foggy River Farm offered produce for sale and chatted with guests about edible landscapes and converting backyard spaces into food producing ecosystems. The rain held off until the very end, and Michael Smith gave an engaging talk about dangerous food myths and getting kids involved with food in a more meaningful way.

Foggy River Farm Design Selected as Landscape Architect of the Canadian Canoe Museum

We are proud to announce that Heneghan Peng Architects and Kearns Mancini Architects  have been selected to design the Canadian Canoe Museum, with Foggy River Farm Design as the Landscape Architect on the project team. In the museum's press-release, Lisa Rochon, Chair of the Canadian Canoe Museum Selection Committee, commented:

All of the short-listed submissions were beautiful and thoughtful. Each of the teams came to the interview table with amazing energy and passion for the Canadian Canoe Museum. Ultimately, the jury awarded the heneghan peng/Kearns Mancini scheme for exemplifying the lightness and sublime functionality of the canoe. The museum design breaks with ego-driven architecture to offer a gentle, organic space that poetically winds its way along the Trent-Severn. No matter where you are inside the museum or outside standing on its roof, you will always be able to see the water, and a canoe waiting to be paddled by you. I can’t wait to see this museum built. It’s going to change the way we think about architecture, place making and the canoe - a true icon of design. 

Read more about the project award here.