Main Dish

Farmer/Chef Ellen Laing

Join us for the amazing opportunity to have a cooking class taught by the farmer themselves!

Orchard Hill Farm is a unique and wonderful place in southwestern ontario. Ellen Laing is a second generation farmer on the land where organic vegetables are grown, sometimes with the help of draft-powered horses. Ellen’s love of food extended beyond the farm and has a rich history in cooking. Her products can be found throughout the summer at our outdoor farmers’ market alongside beautiful vegetables. You can read her bio below.

Free to attend. First Come First Serve basis the day of.
July 13th 11am-12pm

More details to come, but we wanted to make sure you had a chance to mark this on your calendar! This workshop is in conjunction with our outdoor farmers’ market. Sign up for our newsletter at to stay up to date on all farmers’ market related programming.

“Ellen grew up on the farm and developed her love of food and a table full of people among wwoofers, apprentices and lots of vegetables. She got a degree in English and History at Trent University, and met Aaron in Homer, Alaska in 2002 while working at a remote fishing lodge. She moved with him to Portland, Oregon in 2003 and they lived together there for 12 years. Ellen worked in the food service industry – first in coffee at Stumptown Coffee, and then at a few fine dining restaurants (most recently Beast) before feeling the pull back to the farm in 2015. Her last project before leaving Portland was working on the cookbook ‘Taste and Technique’ with Naomi Pomeroy.”

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Saturday July 13, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 pm
Market Kitchen