At Weinkeller, we take our quest for freshness seriously. So when Scott Epp invited us out to tour his farm in Niagara-on-the-Lake, we couldn’t resist.
Scott is a 4th generation farmer, walking in the footsteps of his father Edward and his grandfather Abe. His farm on Concession 2 in Niagara-on-the-Lake grows a variety of vegetables, greens, stone-fruits and herbs for a select group of Niagara’s restaurants.Chris, Chris & Rob walked along the dusty roadway the meanders through the farm.
Scott showed us baby zucchini, freshly picked baby kale and a fascinating assortment of squash blossoms that would likely be on someone’s plate that evening.
How This Summer's Weather Is Affecting The Farm
It was exciting to watch as Rob, Chris and Scott talked about how this summer’s hot, dry conditions were affecting what was growing now and what would be ready soon.
Seasonal Ingredients Picked At The Peak Of Freshness
Seasonal ingredients selected at the peak of freshness is one secret to our tasty dishes. Our chef Rob talks frequently with farmers like Scott, because what they tell us helps to set the menu – if cherries or tiny French Breakfast radishes are plentiful, expect to see them on your plate!
We Are Growing Here At Weinkeller, Too!
You may have noticed we have an assortment of herbs and heirloom tomatoes on our Hidden Garden Patio.
Book Your Fresh Food Experience Now!
Weinkeller brings fresh local produce from farms like Scott’s to our kitchen and onto your plate. Make your reservation to join us for dinner tonight so you can the difference freshness makes!