A very short and sad post today. While this farm to table movement is growing, sometimes we lose some people along the way. Today I want to highlight a very special farmer: Farmer Kris from Rocket Farm. While I only met Kris this summer through my friend, Ryan Goodfellow (another amazing individual btw & owner of GoodFellow's Field To Fork Bakery) I am glad I got to meet him and have the chance to taste his amazing vegetables!
You all may have heard but after 7 years of hard work and passion, Kris will no longer be growing his amazing greens and French inspired vegetables. I am very sad to see him go and will miss him and his stand at the Guelph Farmer's Market.
Kris was loved by many at the Guelph Farmer's Market, not only for his products but also for his charisma and lighthearted personality that always brought a smile to your face.
Thank you Kris for making me see and taste the difference of real vegetables, specially your greens, tomatoes and potatoes!
Thank you for all the laughs and tips at 7am on a Saturday morning (and 20 minute long conversations)
Thank you for saving my a box of zucchini flowers whenever you had them!
Thank you for one great last market season.
Kris, you will be missed but not forgotten! I wish you the best of luck on your next adventure. To everyone else, please please let's continue supporting the real farmers who are trying to change how we eat for the better. Ask the questions, shop local, eat fresh and let's keep this farm to table movement moving!