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Sunnybrook Peach Fuzzfest

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Sunnybrook Winery, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, will be holding its first annual Peach Fuzzfest on August 9 and 10. The two day event has ten acres of their fruit orchard specifically set aside for peach enthusiasts to pick their very own peaches!. One of the peaches found in the orchard is a freestone (flesh separates from the stone) named Vivid, which is known to be one of the finest peaches in Ontario. Niagara is known to have some of the world’s best soils and Fuzzfest is definitely the time to really experience it!

Make sure to also check out some of the exciting vendors who will be out for the two day event.

Exotic Jelly – Karen Mitruk.  Enjoy Canada’s Finest Home Made Jelly.  From the heart of Niagara on the Lake, their passion has produced a succulent line of unique gourmet products. They grow as many of the ingredients as possible, to ensure the finest blends with enticing fragrant aromas, vibrant colours, and flavors that will stimulate all of your senses. Karen will feature a peach jalapeno jelly and a peach cherry jelly just for this event. Karen will also be doing a seminar on How To’s with James & Jellies.

Hometown Ice Cream – Linda Vandewetering.  Natural ice creams and sorbets made right here in the Niagara Region.  No preservatives or additives in sight using the freshest products available.  Just lots and lots of love added. Featured for our event Peach Schnapps sorbet and a couple of other peach related ice cream surprises.

Itty Bitty Pie Co. (Sunday Only) Pam Nicholson Tara started baking pies back in high school. Her Food & Nutrition class would make epic quantities of pies and they suspected the teacher was selling them on the black ‘pie’ market! You could say they became something of pie experts. She continued to bake pies for family and close friends and it is through their encouragement that ‘Itty Bitty Pie Company’ was born. Being a passionate foodie she loves to use her imagination in the kitchen to create experiences through the use of sauces, spices and an oven. Tara will feature Peach Pie-in-a-cup, mini pies and savoury pies.

If you are looking to become better educated, there will be some interesting seminars that include dehydrating fruits, baking and jam and jelly making. Check out the full list below!

Sat. Aug. 9th 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. All About Pectin by Leslie Edwards of The Wandeirng Locavore Everything you have ever wanted to know about the different types of pectin and their role in your home-made jams and jellies. Powder vs. liquid, low sugar, no sugar, even home- made apple pectin will all be up for discussion. Bring your questions, success stories and not so successful stories so we can chat everything pectin!
Sat. Aug. 9th Noon – 12:30 p.m. Dehydrating Niagara Fruits by Barry Kemp of Niagara Try Dry Niagara Try Dry grows, processes and retails Niagara Fruit during winter markets.  Barry will explain their process and their growth.  They process all of their products without the use of preservatives, sugars or oils and will share this information with attendees.
Sat. Aug. 9th  1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Easy to make Peach Cobbler by Nana “O” & Savannah Nana “O” and her granddaughter Savannah will show you an easy to make recipe for peach cobbler.  This will be your go- to recipe you can use with any fruit of the season.
Sat. Aug. 9th  2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Niagara… the Ideal Home for Honey Bees George Scott, apiarist will discuss current issues and future direction for the honey bee industry in Niagara.
Sun. Aug. 10th   11:30 a.m. -Noon How To’s with Jams & Jellies by Karen Mitruk of Exotic Jelly How to create fabulous meals using Jams and Jellies.  Karen will create a salad dressing using Peach Jalapeno Jelly and pass out samples and recipe cards. As well, a few more recipes for a complete meal.
Sun. Aug. 10th  1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Easy to make Peach Cobbler by Nana “O” & Savannah Nana “O” and her granddaughter Savannah will show you an easy to make recipe for peach cobbler.  This will be your go-to recipe as you can use any fruit you like. 
Sat. Aug. 10th  2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Niagara… the Ideal Home for Honey Bees George Scott, apiarist will discuss current issues and future direction for the honey bee industry in Niagara.

To book a seminar or for more info email shirley@sunnybrookwine.com or call 905-468-1122

The Author

Marc DeLisio is the Director of Marketing and Technology at Naturally in Niagara. Marc loves Niagara, and is striving to make it an even better place to Live, Work, Play, Invest and Retire!

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  1. Kay

    I can’t wait to attend the event. You don’t usually get to pick-your-own peaches in Niagara. Sounds like a fun day and can’t wait to take in a seminar.

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