Chef standing in front of tractor with box of fresh vegetables

Field Dinner

Successful Afternoon of Food, Drinks and Fun in the Countryside

Thank you so much to all who attended and participated in the 2014 Taste Real Field Dinner at Thatcher Farms on Sunday, September 14. The afternoon of local food and drink as well as the farm and food activities were all thanks to wonderful local farmers, producers, chefs and volunteers. Cheers to all of you and thank you for continuing to support the local food industry!

In case you weren’t able to attend and you are wondering what attendees were able to delight in, take a look at the menus below!

Field Dinner Harvest Table Menu  |  Field Dinner Dessert Menu

Looking for more information on what it was like to attend the 2014 Taste Real Field Dinner? Check out the links below to peruse articles about the afternoon.

Reflecting on “Taste Real” – Alex Bielak of Rare Republic


Spend a relaxing afternoon on a beautiful working farm in Wellington County. Enjoy delicious handcrafted food and drink, prepared by the region’s finest chefs with products grown and raised by our passionate local farmers. Join us for a real farm dinner and experience the bounty of the local harvest. You will also be able to enjoy local musical talent throughout the afternoon.

Location: Thatcher Farms, 5727 5th Line of Guelph Eramosa, R.R. #1 Rockwood, Ontario

Time: 1:00-5:00pm

Price: $75+HST per person, Children 12 and under are free

Chef Line Up

Local chefs are preparing to please your palate with delicious local food. Check out the line up of Field Dinner chefs below and come back to check as chefs are still lining up to take part.

Chef April Hodgson – Market Fresh

Chef Ben Sachse – Fergus General Store

Chef Chitra Saravanan – Krisha Indian Cooking School

Chefs Cori and John Sloot – The Harvest Table

Chef Elena Tochev – Terra Et Silva

Chef Gary Hendin – BBQ Catering

Chef Jeff Sample – Chef Sample

Chef Jeritt Raney – Breadalbane Inn (Scozia)

Chef Josh Whitehead – Green Table Foods Inc.

Chef Lindsay Lingard – Kenilworth Country Kitchen

Chef Michael Potters – Carver’s Block

Chef Micky Kent – Borealis Grille and Bar

Chef Natalina Campagnolo – La Cucina di Natalina – Italian Cooking School

Chef Ryan McKay – Fifty West

Chef Scott Yates – Chef Scotty Cooks

Farmer and Producer Line Up

The following local farmers and producers are working hard to provide fresh, local products for you to enjoy at the 2014 Field Dinner.

Butts Berry and Flower Farm

Circle R Livestock

Drumlin Farm

Elora Bread Trading Company

Jewels Under The Kilt (Nut Farm)

Mapleton’s Organic Dairy

Organic Meadow

Planet Bean

Reroot Organic

Ross Enterprises (Turkey Farm)

Strom’s Farm

Thatcher Farms

Woolwich Dairy


Drink Line Up

The following businesses will help keep your whistle wet throughout the Field Dinner.

Burning Kiln Winery

Kacaba Vineyards and Winery

F&M Brewery


Planet Bean in collaboration with J.O.E.

Pommies Dry Cider

Royal City Brewing

Wellington Brewery


Mark Kenny – University of Guelph

Musical Entertainment

Accompanying our delicious local fare will be these amazing local musical talents: Bob MacLean , Shannon Kingsbury and Paul MacLeod.


Throughout the day enjoy a number of food and farm related activities and workshops including wagon rides, Fall decoration workshop by Heather Grummet of Creative Edge Gifts and a herb sensory workshop with Drumlin Farm.
Enjoy a live painting by artist Laurie Wonfor-Nolan.

Getting to the Field Dinner

See the Field Dinner Directions Page for more information on how to get to the 2014 Taste Real Field Dinner.


For more information, please contact 519-837-2600 x 2615 or

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