The annual Taste of Woolwich held at the Elmira Farmer’s Market, in the Township of Woolwich, Region of Waterloo, on Saturday, June 17, 2017, was a meet and greet for farmers, local producers, foodies, and families. Woolwich is a rural township in southwestern Ontario.

Krista McBay of Elmira Home Hardware invited The Cooking Ladeis to be a part of the event. Her enthusiasm for her community and her positive energy are infectious.

Vendors set up their displays early in the morning. Flowers were just as colourful from a bird’s eye view.

What better place than a farmers’ market to buy local and buy fresh. What better way for consumers to learn where their food is coming from.

We demonstrated recipes from our just released cookbook, On the Road With The Cooking Ladies, Let’s Get Grilling.

Using a Traeger smoker, we grilled meats and vegetables in order to show the crowd how versatile the smoker can be.


Smoked Apple Cider Marinated Ribs

Onion Rings

Maple Bacon Onion Rings

Grilled Lime & Cilantro Sweet Corn

Smoked Bologna

Parmesan Grilled Asparagus


Amy Sonnenberg of Designed For You Nutrition shared buy local and buy fresh ideas for smoothies. Amy is passionate about healthy food choices.

Hands on displays included how to plant your own mini garden.


The Elmira Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday from May to October, behind the Woolwich Township office on Church Street. All the vendors live within a 16 kilometer radius of Elmira. That’s local!

At the end of the food-filled day, we had a fun interview with Matthew from CTV Kitchener. So glad we wore our red and blue running shoes.