Tickets on sale now for the 13th annual TASTE community grown!

We can't wait to share the magic of our island community with you. Avoid the line - buy tickets today.

Adult tickets $30 - includes 10 sample tickets, a souvenir tasting glass and seminars throughout the day.

September 27, 2014
11am - 6pm
At the Crystal Palace, Picton

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What is TASTE community grown?

The region’s premier food & wine Market, TASTE Community Grown celebrates our culinary community from farm to table.

Join us this year and meet some of the region’s finest chefs, winemakers, craft beer producers and farmers. Sample the freshest locally-prepared food from top local chefs and artisan food producers along with locally-produced wine and beer. Take home fresh produce of the season, one-of-a-kind products from our local farmers and VQA wines grown and produced in Prince Edward County.

Saturday, September 27, 2014
11am – 6pm
Crystal Palace, Picton
Prince Edward County

Tickets on sale now!

Adult tickets $30 – includes 10 sample tickets, a souvenir tasting glass and seminars throughout the day.

A portion of the ticket sales will go to support both The Storehouse Food Bank and the Picton United Church Food Bank.

Our Partners

Grape Growers of Ontario
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Program Schedule
More Info
Events & Seminars
11am – 6pm – TASTE community grown

Sample gourmet food & wineTaste your way through the best gourmet food from our top local restaurants and wineries. Your admission includes 10 tasting tickets and additional tasting tickets are available for $1 each.  Purchase fresh produce, artisan farm products and VQA wines to take home (cash only).

farm-credit-canadaPEC Farmers sponsored by Farm Credit Canada




11:30am – So You Want to Start a Farm-based Brewery

craftbeerHosted by the MacKinnon Brother Brewing Company from Bath, Ontario, the MacKinnon Brothers will tell the story of how they successfully transitioned from a traditional farm operation to that of a craft brewery. Guests will sample some of their products.

Cheddar-Ale-logoSponsored by the Bay of Quinte Cheddar & Ale TrailBay-of-Quinte-logo




1pm – County Mixology


Hosted by Laura Borutski (The Hubb at Angeline’s) and Nicole Williams (Agrarian Speakeasy) the seminar will focus on beer and wine cocktails, using unique local County ingredients from Pyramid Farm & Ferments, Barley Days Brewery, 66 Gilead and County wine.

pyramid-farm-logoParticipants will sample The Hubb’s signature Kombucha Cocktail featuring kombucha from Pyramid Farm & Ferments.

barley-daysSponsored by Pyramid Farm & Ferments and Barley Days Brewery.



2:30pm – Foraging the County


Chef Neil Dowson (Agrarian Speakeasy) and Henry Willis (Humble Bread), will give an engaging talk on identifying edible flora and fungi.

grange-logoThe seminar will include a small sampling of a snack prepared with some of their discoveries and a sample of some locally grown wine from The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery - 2011 Estate Pinot Noir & 2012 Estate Riesling.

Sponsored by The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery


4 pm – County Chopped presented by Local Tastes

County Chopped

The concept is simple, the assignment is tough, the results are astounding. Each Chef will receive a special basket of local County ingredients curated by Local Tastes Managing Editor Cynthia Peters and a selection of County wines produced by Harwood Estate Vineyard & Winery. He will then have 30 minutes to create a dish using all the items in the basket and pairing it to one of the wines. Enjoy this exercise of culinary creativity in real time with a surprise MC and judges Cynthia Peters (Managing Editor of Local Tastes Magazine (sponsor), and owner/chef From the Farm Cooking School in Prince Edward County), and Don Chow (founder, foodiePrints), and the lucky winner of this year’s contest.


Top Prince Edward County Chefs Elliot Reynolds (The Hubb at Angeline’s)  and Scott Kapitan (East and Main) will challenge recent Chopped Canada winner Chef Neil Dowson (Agrarian Speakeasy) in this popular competition.

Sponsored by Local Tastes and Harwood Estate Vineyard & Winery



Sunday, September 28: Picton Kiwanis Cribbage Colour Ride

kiwanis1The day after TASTE community grown, experience Prince Edward County by bike! Choose a 25km, 50km, or 100km bicycle ride around lovely lake vistas, vineyards, sand dunes and great rolling scenery while enjoying the fall colours. At the finish line, you will be dealt a Cribbage hand and the best hands win prizes. Separate registration required. Visit for details.


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