Jamie Drummond on Food and Wine #37 Antony John (Soiled Reputation)

Hard at work in the Soiled Reputation dirt… with the help of a cat!

Last week we found out just what was going on in the vineyards east of Toronto with Dan Sullivan of Rosehall Run. This week we head out west to just outside of Stratford, Perth County to speak with veritable polymath Antony John of Soiled Reputation fame about the organic bounty currently erupting from the dirt of his farm.

Antony and his wife Tina VandenHeuvel have been tilling the soils of their Soiled Reputation farm since 1995, and today their 80 acre property has 40 acres that are certified organic. Soiled Reputation harvest a plethora of gourmet greens and heirloom vegetables that take pride of place on many a menu card in Ontario’s very best restaurants.

Antony and I sat down on a deck overlooking his property where a group of 11 workers (and one of the farm’s many cats) laboured in the sunshine, harvesting a crop of beautiful haricots verts bound for the dinner tables of the most discerning…

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