“Cultivating appreciation & the development of local food & drink in Muskoka & Parry Sound.”
SAVOUR Muskoka's mission encompasses a full SAVOUR network of Chefs, Restaurants, Farmers, Culinary & Beverage Micro-processors, Retailers, Farmers Markets, Governmental Partners, Customers, the Muskoka/Parry Sound Community. We work for our membership & community to assist in increasing fresh regional produce, meat, culinary artisan products & craft beer and wine capacity by offering a wide selection of signature events, experiences, programs, outreach & support. Our goal is to help strengthen our Local Food System Capacity nurturing our lively Culinary Tourism Sector while cultivating overall greater appreciation for the bounty offered by Muskoka/Parry Sound. Learn more - About Us
Muskoka is renowned for its restaurants, chefs & caterers who expand the local foods culinary mission with flare, passion & dedication.
These members are the drivers of this local foods culinary movement as they highlight the premium locally grown produce, meats & artisan foods on their menus, transforming them into edible works of art.
Each of these members play a key role in nurturing, promoting and delivering these foods that have meaning, a story & a local source, to visitors & local residents alike.
This essential aspect of food production is alive,well & growing and the number of new farmers in the region on a steady rise.
We honor all that they do from day to day, year to year, and it is up to us all to support them, buy from them at their farm gate and at Farmers Markets and say thanks whenever we see them!
Culinary Artisans encompass a diverse range of locally crafted food & beverage producers.
From preserves & breads, to wood-oven pizza & craft micro-brewed beers, this core member category embodies a growing list of food & beverage artisans of whom we are extremely proud!
These are our retail based businesses that carry locally produced fresh & value-added foods & beverages and show direct support to the local foods movement.
"If every household in Ontario spent just $10 of their grocery budget on local foods each week, there would be a $2.4 billion dollar influx into the provincial economy each year!"
Excerpt from The Ontario Table by author Lynn Ogryzlo