Growing up on a turkey farm in rural Niagara there were a few things I could always count on; early mornings, hard work and three square meals a day. We could set our watch by my fathers appetite, breakfast at seven, lunch at noon and dinner at five. Fresh, farm grown meals were always ready and waiting on the tabletop in my mother’s kitchen. With Farmers Daughter, I’ve tried to capture the feeling of those wholesome, homemade meals and turn them into something new for your modern family. Even though our hectic schedules don’t always allow the opportunity for consistently timed meals everyday, with Farmers Daughter you can be sure that the lunch your child picks up on break from school, or the takeout you grab quickly on the way home from work, has been prepared with the same care as the old days, with fresh ingredients and a farmers touch.
ABOUT THE FARM
Sunny Lea Farms was the name of the farm I grew up on, it was an — acre property in rural Niagara and was the first caged poultry farm in Canada. My father took great pride in his crops, his turkeys and his daughters, of which he had three. He was the fourth generation of his family to farm that acreage and he did it exceptionally well. He embodied all the qualities most synonymous with farmers; hardworking, honest, dedicated and reliable. My father trained my sisters and I to work hard on the farm and work up a hearty appetite. He inspired my lifelong love of preparing fresh, healthful food. My father and the farm are the core influences behind the Farmers Daughter Sub Shoppe and every meal that I prepare.