CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall City Council gave its endorsement of a food truck in Legion Park at their meeting on Monday, April 9, 2018.
“Not only good for the ball park, but also good for the waterfront and the marina,” said Councillor Andre Rivette who made the motion.
“I support it too, anything we do to make our waterfront more public friendly,” said Councillor Elaine MacDonald.
Mark Currier, one of the owners and operators of the proposed food truck was at the meeting and was happy with Council’s endorsement. Currier will be the chef and is partnering with Gilles Gagnier and Nancy Kelly who he says have been incredibly supportive.
His new food truck will be a 24-foot Kitchen Trailer placed in Legion Park near the ball fields called the Farm and Forest Food Experience.
“We’re going to work with local farmers and in area forests to bring local ingredients to our ballpark,” said Currier.
Currier is a forager, and says that there are delicious, quality ingredients right in the City’s backyard if you know where to look for it.
“I believe it is important to be accountable and responsible for where your food comes from,” he said.
He explained how he plans to have a compost partnership with local farmers to create a cycle from his kitchen to the soil and back again.
Food that will be served in Legion Park includes poutine, duck confi pogo with wild mustard, pattys and buns all made from scratch.
The food truck aims to be open the second week of May, and will be open from around 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day, but Currier said that there will be a learning period at first where things might change.
He hopes to have the food truck open until the end of October.