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Local Farmers Market Finds

One of our favourite things about summer? All the fresh, local produce available! From crisp carrots to the sweetest stawberries, our chefs have provided their top recipes that incorporate the best farmers market finds. 

Heirloom Tomato & Little Gem Lettuce Salad – Fairmont San Jose
Heirloom or vine ripe tomatoes are best enjoyed at room temperature from the farmers market. Enjoy this delectably fresh Farmer's Market Heirloom Tomato Salad from Fairmont San Jose!

Honey glazed scallops with strawberries and chef's garden herbs salad – Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Let your imagination go with this easy and colorful salad recipe created by our executive chef Baptiste Peupion using fresh herbs from his private garden! Scallops and strawberry pairing is a brilliant idea that will for sure tickle your taste buds. Bon appétit!

Mason Street Farm Salad – Fairmont Empress
This colorful salad is made from fresh local ingredients that are straight from the farm. Crisp carrots, lovely lettuce and honey sweet dressing with a hint of lavender will please anyone looking for a healthy, local, farm-fresh dish.

Mauka Harvest Salad with Lilikoi-Vanilla Vinaigrette – Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
This simple salad features the bounty of produce grown on the cool slopes of Haleakala.

Pickled Ramp, Strawberry and Green Pea Salad – Fairmont The Waterfront
There are salads and then there are salads - am I right?! Chef Alessandro's farmer's market inspired salad falls into the latter category and is sure to impress even the most discerning of your summer guests. Don't be overwhelmed by the recipe, this salad is relatively easy to make and is as delicous as it looks. We've used ingredients from our rooftop vegetable garden here in ARC, but toss on a straw hat and hit your local market for the freshest fruits and veggies you can find.  

Ramp & Mushroom White Pizza – Fairmont Banff Springs
Ramps, also known as wild leeks, are a popular ingredient among chefs in the know. They are typically found in damp, forested areas across North America and can be found in farmer's markets from April to June. This Ramp & Mushroom White Pizza recipe highlights the sharp and spicy taste of the ramp by pairing them with the assertive flavour of the Cep Mushroom.

Roasted fillet of Québec Walleye, cauliflower purée, beurre blanc sauce with Cider – Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
Walleye is one of the most sought after fish because of its thick white fillets and minimal cooking to make a delectable meal – Serve with in-season vegetables for a light and tasty summer dinner!

Summer Garden Vegetable Flatbread -  Fairmont Chateau Whistler
This is a new summer menu item that features local Pemberton heirloom tomatoes, Root Down Organics wilted rainbow chard, grilled garlic scapes, Salt Spring Island goat cheese, roof-top lavender and calendula honey. Best enjoyed on The Mallard's patio sipping a glass of bubbly in the alpenglow.

Summer Gnocchi Salad - Fairmont Pacific Rim
You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy or fake! This summer, take the time to meet your maker at local farmers markets and fill your basket with fresh and delicious locally grown produce. This vibrant summer gnocchi salad incorporates seasonal veggies such as beets, heirloom baby carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, radishes, mushrooms, and baby golden beets. Available seasonally at ORU Cuisine, please view our full menu at

Tremblant Garden SaladFairmont Tremblant
Head to your local farmer's market for the fresh ingredients found in this delicious salad. This colourful assortment is perfect with a summer barbecue.




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