“I think this may have to become a bi-annual event,” laughed Ellen Biemond of Upper Canada Creamery, “with all the support we’ve been receiving today.”
The Creamery was the site, on Saturday, March 12, of the First Annual YogurtFest. Visitors to the site on Waddell Road enjoyed Biemond Organic Yogurt in many delicious forms, along with waffles and Jamaican patties: there were also games and rides for the children.
“The idea for a festival was kind of a collective one,” said Ellen. “Our theme was Farm to Fridge. We wanted to show all the exciting and delicious ways to use plain yogurt.”
“We thought a Yogurt Festival might be a good way to encourage people to come out here in the country to our Creamery, especially now that the weather is improving,” Ellen added.
Upper Canada Creamery, which opened in August of 2015, is a family owned and operated business in South Dundas.
At the Festival, other local products, also available at the Creamery, were featured as well.
Against the Grain, a local company operated by Shelley Spruitt, was on site, allowing guests to try porridge and granola. Visitors could also try the waffles and Jamaican Patties (served with frozen yogurt and a special dipping yogurt) from Jambel.
Kate Stevens of Jambel explained that “our aim is to work in co-operation with other producers, promoting each other’s products. We are happy to be using Biemond yogurt with our waffles and Jamaican beef patties. It’s a combination made in heaven.”
Visitors to YogurtFest were both local and from out of town.
Sue Scott of Manotick and Sylvie Jones of Ottawa first discovered Biemond Yogurt at Embrace Ontario held at Lansdowne Park.
“We met the company marketer Jennifer Biemond, at the Lansdowne event” said Jones, “and Sue loves this yogurt, so we decided to make the trip out here for the YogurtFest. The waffles and frozen yogurt are just delicious.”
“We have a distributor for our yogurt,” said Jennifer Biemond, “but I go out and do many special events. The turnout for today’s event has just been incredible.”
“Waves of people have been coming; feedback has been very positive,” said Ellen Biemond