By Danielle French

Flower Moon Supper

The snow has finally melted and April showers ( as promised), have brought bountiful May flowers. It is with this Full Moon Supper that we celebrate an awakening after the long winter months. It is an awakening of our forests and foliage and the beginning of a new season at South Pond. Like the botanicals we celebrate, May means new life for our business as well. We are excited for new gatherings, workshops, visitors and experiences to be shared. To kick off this new seasons we thought it only fitting to pay homage to nature’s paralleled fresh start. On May 10th, we will be celebrating the Flower Moon with our inaugural Full Moon Supper! Join us for an alfresco dining experience celebrating seasonal vegetation in this region.
 
Johnny Jump Ups: Members of the viola family have blossomed in the South Pond garden. They have a wintergreen flavour and are especially delicious with soft cheese, salads, and cocktails.
 
Johnny Jump Ups: Members of the viola family have blossomed in the South Pond garden. They have a wintergreen flavour and are especially delicious with soft cheese, salads, and cocktails.

In the Bethany Hills, there are a number of local floral breeds that are just as tasty as they are beautiful. We are lucky to have a vast selection of fresh florals that we can work with on the farm. At South Pond, our soil is sandy/loam which is especially great for growing greens! We have a variety of fresh buds to tantalize your taste buds including: clover, dandelion, chive blossoms, Johnny Jump Ups ( pictured above), apple blossoms (pictured below), and spruce tips. Expect to see a number of these making an appearance on your plate in May. Please, join us on the tenth to celebrate fresh florals and farm food!
 
Apple blossoms at South Pond Farms
 
To get you excited about 2017’s Flower Moon we have attached a delicious, Apple Blossom inspired, recipe below. This cocktail is sure to get even the most winter loving souls among us, excited for the new season!


South Pond’s Apple Blossom Cocktail

Mix 1.5 oz Brandy, 2 oz of Pommies, 1 oz Lemon Juice. Serve over ice with Apple Blossom Garnish.

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Danielle French - Ash Naylor Photography

About Danielle

Looking for a simpler way of life for her four daughters and herself, Danielle moved from Toronto to this farm in the Bethany Hills of Southern Ontario, and over time together with her family and her partner Shawn, restored the barn, the iconic heritage silo and the land.

Danielle loves to create unique settings and menus for the many events she offers at South Pond Farms, such as authentic farm-to-table gatherings, bread-making workshops, culinary classes, and weddings. Danielle’s vision is to inspire others to share her vision of a traditional life and way of cooking and to feel the sense of history on this beautiful land.  

Danielle was also the host of a television series called Taste of the Country

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