Laprise farm to host mega brunch


Breakfast for 500 to 1,000 people is on the menu later this month near Pain Court.

The Laprise farm will host Breakfast on the Farm Oct. 21.

Organized by Farm & Food Care Ontario, Breakfast on the Farm takes place three times a year on farms throughout the province. It provides a unique opportunity for farmers and non-farming Ontarians to have a conversation about food and farming. It gives guests the chance to visit a working farm and the opportunity to have their questions answered by farmers.

The event in Chatham-Kent will be a brunch edition, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and has a team of more than 75 farm volunteers to help make it happen.

As well as enjoying a breakfast made from Ontario-grown products, guests will have the chance to explore the greenhouse, watch Brussels sprouts processing and learn more about food and farming through the exhibits of agricultural organizations.

Farm & Food Care’s Jessica McCann said the pandemic torpedoed face-to-face events for the organization in recent years, but this year marks the return to on-farm events. Previous renditions have been drive-by events on fairgrounds, for example.

Christa Ormiston, communications manager for Farm & Food Care Ontario, said nothing compares to letting the public set foot on a working farm for breakfast and learning.

As for the Chatham-Kent event, she looks forward to it being a bit different than what they’ve run so far this year.

“We’re pretty excited. Most of our events are focused on livestock. Whereas in Chatham-Kent, we are highlighting horticulture. We’re excited to be on a farm that grows vegetables,” she said.

This is the final Breakfast on the Farm event of the year, as previous renditions took place in Huron County at a beef farm, and at a dairy farm near Napanee.

Ormiston said for $10 (free for children under age 12), people can enjoy breakfast, ask farmers about their work, see interactive displays, and get up close to some heavy-duty farm equipment.

People do need to register for the event and can do so at

Farm & Food Care Ontario is a coalition of farmers, agriculture and food partners working together to ensure public trust and confidence in food and farming.


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