Planting the Seeds...
After cooking professionally for 19+ years and gardening full time for the past 3 of those, it's time to marry everything together and create a place where the journey from seed to table can be measured in footsteps.
I will be opening a new restaurant featuring a wood-burning oven and wood-fired pizzas with an emphasis on local food - specifically with as much grown in my gardens as possible. Name and location to be announced.
While many of the details have yet to be confirmed, there a few things that are set:
1. The pizzeria will be located in the city of St. Thomas, Ontario. Sit-down, full service.
2. Wood-fired Neo Neopolitan-style pizza - thin crust (organic sourdough), seasonal, flavourful toppings baked in about 90 seconds.
3. Focus on growing as much food for the pizzeria from the gardens, located on another site. I will gladly support other local farmers (because they are producing great food, too!).
Update Mar. 1, 2018
There are no scheduled pizza or Bake Days scheduled at this time due to winter weather. Follow along on Instagram (@elgin_harvest) or Facebook (@Elgin Harvest) to stay in the loop.
2018 will bring another season of the pop-up pizzeria, using the mobile wood-fired oven. Please contact us to have Elgin Harvest at your event. More details can be found on the Pop-Up Pizza page.