The Two Rivers Food Hub Media Release
For release on August 19, 2017
Enter to win the Yes… you “Can”! Food Contest
Calling all picklers, canners, bakers and value-added product makers …do you make a relish, jam, cookie (or any other value-added local food product) that is the best? Are you ready to see if everyone else agrees? The Two Rivers Food Hub is happy to announce the return of our Yes… you “Can”! Food Contest.
The competition closes Friday, September 8, 2017, and winners will be announced as part of the Lanark County Harvest Festival on September 10 at 3pm, at Beckwith Park. Home canners, farmers, and professional food processors are invited to enter for a chance to win a five-hour food-production experience at the Two Rivers Food Hub in Smiths Falls. This includes full access to our inspected fully-equipped commercial kitchens and consulting time with the food hub staff on how to take your product to market.
Compete in any of three categories: ‘sweet preserve’, ‘pickle’ or ‘other’ (‘other’ includes any local food based value-added product including dried, fermented, baked, etc.); one winner will be chosen as the ‘overall winner’, taking home the grand prize. The staff and board members of The Two Rivers Food Hub will carry out judging for the three categories with the ‘Best Overall’ winner being selected and awarded by a panel of Harvest Festival volunteers.
Entrants must be from the Counties of Lanark or Leeds Grenville, have a product which incorporates local ingredients, and which they are interested in taking to market.
Products must be delivered to one of the following locations no later than 4:00 pm Friday, September 8, 2017:
Two Rivers Food Hub, Gallipeau Centre, 361 Queen St., Smiths Falls,
Lanark County Administration Building, 99 Christie Lake Rd., Perth
Dandelion Foods, 451 Ottawa St., Almonte
Or at our depots:
• Smiths Falls; Thursday 9-5:45pm, Friday, 9-5pm at Two Rivers Food Hub, 361 Queen St., Unit 5000
• Perth; Wednesdays- 5-6pm, 1 Sherbrooke St E at the YAK
• Carleton Place; Thursdays, 5-6pm 7 Beckwith St, at Market Square
• Merrickville; Fridays, 5-6pm, 118 Brock Street West at Healthily Ever After
• Kemptville; Fridays, 5-6pm, 2676 County Rd. 43 at Nature’s Way
“This contest provides a great opportunity for local food makers to expand their current production and share their amazing products with new markets. The Two Rivers Food Hub makes it easier to grow beyond a small, home based business, increase production and introduce your food to a network of consumers that want local products. The demand for local food has never been greater,” comments Marie White, Lanark County Tourism Manager.
“We hope to introduce more producers to the equipment and facilities newly offered by the Two Rivers Food Hub,” Bruce Enloe adds, “and encourage local producers to grow and expand in order to meet the demand for local food.”
For more information, contact Bruce Enloe, Two Rivers Food Hub General Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general information, visit https://tworiversfoodhub.com/ or call 613-205-1338.
For more information, contact:
Marie White, Lanark County Tourism Manager
613-267-4200 ext. 1530
Bruce Enloe, Two Rivers Food Hub General Manager