A Sunday brunch on Mother’s Day was the first public collaboration between Wildflowers Farm + Killdeer Food Co, two local businesses located on Fruit Ridge Line and run by Jane Magri and Ellen Laing respectively. The brunches focus on the local food movement, and don’t use any questionable stabilizers (or ingredients that you can’t find in your great-grandparents’ dictionary). This is simply new school home cooking – local food grown and prepared by people that you know by name.
Both Jane (Wildflowers) + Ellen (Killdeer Food Co.) wanted to launch this passion project on Mother’s Day, as a celebration of women in the community through fantastic food and the beautiful and relaxing ambience of Wildflowers Farm. Their vision was brought to life with fresh farm flowers, local ingredients, botanical cocktails, and a warm wood fire glowing in the hearth on the somewhat cool hazy Sunday.
A common question that was asked throughout the day was, “why Killdeer?” As Ellen puts it, “It’s a bird that reminds me of home, and I think that’s what our most comforting food memories often do too – remind us of home, or of people and places.” Ellen notes, that growing up on Orchard Hill Farm taught her what tastes best in season, which is how she learnt to cook, and has lead her down many creative paths in her kitchen.
The Mother’s Day Brunch was just the beginning for the two, the next brunch is this Sunday and has a Mexican culinary theme.
July 7 – Mexi Brunch Menu
Appetizer: Fresh guacamole + tortilla chips
Starter: Orchard Hill Farm salad greens with white wine vinaigrette and crispy garlic scrapes
Main: Huevos Rancheros with Common Ground heriloom tomatoes, black beans, new potatoes and free range eggs. Served with fresh corn tortillas + crema
Dessert: Lemon cake, chamomile cream, fresh strawberries.
Bar Menu: Signature Cocktail – Strawberry Tequila Sunrise + Michalada; Las Chicas Coffee; Wildflowers Tea.
Cost: $35 + HST + Gratuity
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