La Ferme is once again opening our doors to our customers and to food lovers of Toronto! Join us at an open house where you can meet and greet a wide variety of our suppliers, taste new products and learn about why we love what we sell!
Some of our featured suppliers attending are Rougié Foie Gras, Plaisirs Gourmets, Sheldon Creek Dairy, Brome Lake Duck, Carmen Creek Bison, Best Baa Dairy, and more!
Drop in at our warehouse near Keele and St. Clair any time between 2 and 8pm.
Since posting a blog about the release of some European Bison, I have wandered with wonderment through Rewilding Europe’s website, looking through & admiring all of their projects to bring wild animals back into their traditional ranges.
Don’t make these guys mad… They’re big!
One of the most interesting and exciting that they are involved in is that of the Aurochs. Most folks don’t know exactly what an Aurochs is, but simply put, this huge prehistoric beast is the ancestor of all of the billion or so modern cattle. It’s also where were originally get the word “ox” from. After domestication during the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution, about 12 000 years ago, wild Aurochs were slowly hunted into extinction with the last, a female, falling in the forests of central Poland in 1627.
Through genetics research and selective breeding that began in 2009, they hope to introduce a herds of these new Aurochs, tentatively called a Tauros, to places like the southern Netherlands, Italy’s central mountains, and the Eastern European steppes.