On July 18, 2015, the IPM 2016 Cookbook Committee proudly unveiled the cookbook “A Fresh Taste of Farming” to an audience of over 150 lovely ladies and gentlemen who made their way to Flowers to Fragrance Lavender Farm in Clifford on a lovely summer’s day.

The cookbook features over 500 recipes from kitchens all across Wellington County, generously submitted by community members. Also included are Feature Recipes from some of the best local producers that Wellington County has to offer. The committee sincerely thanks everyone who made this cookbook possible. We are proud that the cookbook contains a blend of tried-and-true classic recipes, alongside new favourites that are sure to please anyone. A very special thank-you to the hosts of the unveiling event, Flowers to Fragrance Lavender Farm, and our wonderful musical guests, The Fair Wind Celtic Quartet, for their assistance in helping the unveiling to be such a success.

The cookbooks will be on sale for $10 (includes HST) at the locations listed below until September 26, 2016. We will continue to update our list of retail locations as more become available.

Check out our Facebook page for sneak peeks of recipes every #MustMakeMonday !

Wellington County


  • Town of Minto Municipal Office (5941 Highway 89, Harriston)
  • Evergreen Variety (50 Elora Street South, Harriston)
  • Palmerston Chiropractic Office (336 Main Street West, Palmerston)

Wellington North

  • Township of Wellington North Municipal Office (7490 Sideroad 7 West, Kenilworth)
  • Arthur Chamber of Commerce (146 George St, Arthur)
  • Farmers Plus (211 Smith Street, Arthur)
  • Bank of Montreal, Mount Forest Branch (201 Main Street South, Mount Forest)

Centre Wellington

  • Wellington County Museum & Archives (0536 Wellington Road 18, Fergus)
  • Dar’s Country Market (6458 Wellington Road 7, Elora)
  • Gerrie’s Garden Centre and Farm Market (7646 Colborne Street, Elora)
  • Roxanne's Reflections (152 St. Andrew Street West, Fergus)


  • Township of Mapleton Municipal Office (7275 Sideroad 16, Drayton)
  • Blooming Dale's (28 Main Street East, Drayton)
  • Mapleton’s Organic (8548 Wellington Road, Moorefield)


  • Connect Equipment (5205 Third Line, Guelph/Eramosa)
  • Strom's Farm and Produce (5089 Wellington Road 32, Guelph)


  • Budson's Farm and Feed Erin (93 Main St, Erin)



  • Bare Necessities (3100 Patrick Street, Fordwich)
  • Fordwich Village Nursing Home (3063 Adelaide Street, Fordwich)

Cookbooks are also available from our Committee Members:

  • Callise Foerter 519-497-2502 (Harriston)
  • Faye Craig 519-848-5806 (Arthur)
  • Gail Donald 519-848-3069 (Arthur)
  • Blanche Freeman 519-327-8194 (Clifford)
  • Eleanore Gerber 519-327-8550 (Clifford)
  • Gidget Craig 519-343-3687 (Palmerston)
  • Carol Shoemaker 519-897-5702 (Harriston)
  • Marg Hall 519-846-5235 (Arthur)

If you are interested in selling the cookbook in your store, or for more information about the book, please contact Valerie Hruska at or 519-510-2016.

Cheers,  From the Cookbook Committee