Trent University student Christine Anderson has turned her love of cooking and her passion for local food into a full-time summer business through the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation’s Summer Company Program. Christine’s Fresh Pasta provides fresh, homemade pasta made with locally grown and organic ingredients.
While growing up in Ottawa, Christine learned to cook from her father. He always made meals with high-quality ingredients, a tradition Christine carried on when she moved to Peterborough to attend Trent. While studying environmental science and agriculture, she gained an appreciation for local food and a newfound respect for farmers. Christine explains, “Given the rising transportation costs of food products, local foods will become an increasingly important aspect of our diets…Local food is not only fresher, it also supports the local economy”.
Christine has an open-book policy when it comes to what’s in her pasta. “It’s important to know what’s in your food and where it’s coming from…some grocery store pastas contain preservatives and pesticides”. Christine’s pasta is made with organic ingredients from local farms, including Miller’s Eggs, Merrylynd Farms, and Circle Organic.
You can find Christine every Saturday at the Peterborough Farmer’s Market. She carries spinach and buckwheat fettuccine on a regular basis and boasts a variety of colourful specialty flavours, such as tomato, beet, and red fife wheat. According to Christine, fresh pasta is quick, flavourful, attractive, and allows you to be more creative in the kitchen. It cooks faster than dried pasta and has a unique texture which can be paired with many sauces.
Telephone: (705) 931-2392
Written By: Carrington Hickey Summer Company Coordinator
Business Advisory Centre
Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation
Telephone: (705) 743-0777 Ext. 2159