FOUND: THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS FARM THAT MAKES THE WORLD'S BEST BACON

I've just added three new listings to my Food & Drink page that you food-lovers will definitely appreciate:

- Le Porc des Cantons, a farm near Waterloo that produces the world's best bacon and ham (in my humble, bacon-loving opinion). Their "à la vraie bûche" style products make me crazy for pig.

- The Hayes Farm, an organic dairy farm in Enosburg Falls, Vt., just across the border from Sutton, where you can pick up tasty raw unpasteurized milk for excellent prices. Advocates say it has big health benefits, but sadly it's illegal in Canada. You can, however, bring it across the border. (UPDATE: This farm has since closed. Sorry.)

- And De la ferme à la table, a store in Knowlton that specializes in local organic fare. For more details on all three establishments, scroll down to the "Farms, Markets & Gardens" section on that page.

And speaking of good eats, be sure to check out my "Sugar Shacks/Maple Farms" section on the same page, including the listings for my favourite establishments: the Cabane à sucre Pic Bois in Brigham, just west of Bromont, and the Gaby-Pierre Maple Farm in Sutton.

THIS JUST IN: The Missisquoi Historical Society is presenting the very cool agriculture collection of the Missisquoi Museum at the beautiful and historic Walbridge Barn site in the cute little village of Mystic. The ribbon-cutting for this grand event will be held on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Walbridge Barn.

The Missisquoi Museum at the Cornell Mill site in Stanbridge East will also be opening for the season and presenting the theme “Dust to Dust: The Abandoned Graveyards of Missisquoi County in Crisis” along with other heritage objects. For more info, surf on over to the museum website or call 450-248-3153.

7 comments:

Tami said...

Hey there!

We're got a restaurant for y'all to try - L’épicurieux at 231 knowlton rd across from the church. Unanimously yummy from everyone we've talked to, apparently the lunch is fab too. The owners are the nicest people ever. Treated us like rock stars on valentines.

See ya, Tami

Alex Roslin said...

Cool! Thanks, Tami. I hope no one threw their bra at you.

Alex

Flipperdelph said...

Hi Alex,

Just a quick mesage to ask you if I can put a link to your blog on my website if you don`t mind, it is such a rich source of information !
My website is to rent my cottage (the lovely old house I have in Bedford, that I have to rent now and then to keep it as I mainly live in Montreal).
http://la-maison-jaune.webs.com

Thank you !

Delphine

Alex Roslin said...

Hi Delphine,

Thanks for stopping in and for your kind words. Of course you can link to my blog. Thanks for thinking of me. Good luck with your renting, and Happy Easter!

Alex

Anonymous said...

Hi!
There are a couple of places in the quaint little town of Stanbridge East that you may want to add to your "Best of the Eastern Townships" list. These are "Windsor Heritage" (www.windsorheritage.com) and Baker's Bakery.
The Windsor Heritage Cafe offers light lunches, all homemade in the cafe, an Arts and Crafts Boutique, and an atelier for hand-making of beautiful Windsor chairs. Windsor Heritage is located at 17A North Road, Stanbridge East.
The second destination is Baker's Bakery at 19 North Road. This bakery has been around for 20 years and makes THE best bread in the area. All bread is cooked in a wood-fired oven. The bakery is open Monday to Friday, until 6:00pm.

Amanda said...

Does the pork farm sell their products elsewhere? I know it's pathetic but I don't want to meet the meat.

Alex Roslin said...

Hi Anonymous,

Cool - thanks! I'll be sure to add those to the list. All suggestions are very welcome - both for this website and for me to visit. I love good food!

To Amanda, yes, you can buy the pork farm's products at Flanagan's country store in Knowlton and a few other places in the region. You can find the address for Flanagan's on my "Shopping, Supplies & Services" page. Or call the pork farm, and ask them where else you can guy their amazing stuff.

Bon appetit!

Alex