Meet Your Farmer: Let’s Get Cooking is back!
We are excited to welcome Chef Renée Lavallée on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 to create a fun, dairy-filled dish that will be perfect for your Canada Day celebrations!
Renée was born and raised in Shawville, Que. She left home at an early age to attend George Brown College in Toronto. After more than 20 crazy years in the business, including many stints in restaurants around the world, Renée now called Nova Scotia home for 13 years.
After a brief hiatus to raise her family, Renée jumped back into the ring to open The Canteen. After fewer than three busy years The Canteen opened up a brand new full-service restaurant and takeout shop called Little C only two blocks from its original location.
Chef Renée has a long list of professional accolades and has been the spokesperson for a number of culinary brands and organizations, including Taste of Nova Scotia, Select Nova Scotia, Community Food Centres Canada and Dairy Farmers of Canada. She is also a huge supporter of local farmers, fishers and various other types of food producers. She can often be spotted at any number of local farmers’ markets with Doug, daughter Zoe and son Philippe in tow.
LIVE on Facebook or YouTube as Renée takes us through a step-by-step cook and talks with dairy farmers from Nova Scotia. Join in the fun and conversation! We are please to partner with Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia and Dairy Farmers of Canada on this event.
Save the date! Open Farm Day is happening on Sunday, September 19, 2021 all across Atlantic Canada! This years’ event will be online and in-person (with public health guidelines in place). Stay tuned for more details and participating farms!
You will find all of our Open Farm Day video tours on a new YouTube Channel- Atlantic Open Farm Day. Videos are organized into provincial playlists. You can watch all of the Nova Scotia videos on the NS playlist.