In honour and memory of a passionate local gardener and friend Marnie from Thyme for You just outside Wiarton. Marnie took part in the Producer Support Program last season and was so happy to be retired and turning her focus to gardening. Those passing by Marnie’s home had the pleasure of seeing her beautiful creative displays of lovingly grown, organic heirloom produce for sale at the roadside.
Thanks to James King from King Farms for sharing the sad news about his neighbor, friend and fellow farmer. Wonderful to see the positive support that two new local food producers gave each other as these two did.
Condolences go out to Marnie’s husband of 48years Bill, daughter Morag – a local food advocate like her Mom, her family and friends. We will think fondly of Marnie and miss her.
Please take a moment to remember Marnie and be inspired by her passion in this video clip at the link below:
Grey Bruce Foodlink oct. 2012 prt. 5 – YouTube (11:09 min.)
Producer Support Program. Marnie McIntosh, Thyme For You, Bruce Peninsula.
Maria Weijs – Local Food Development Coordinator – County of Bruce
Just 2 weeks to go until the holidays! We have a lots to tell you about what’s happening at the Georgian Hills Vineyards tasting room and retail store.
NEW VINTAGE RELEASES DECEMBER 13th – 14th: At last, the incredible 2012 white wines are ready for release! Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay Sur Lie. PLUS we are very excited to tell you about a new release; Georgian Hills Vineyards Select Late Harvest Vidal Blanc 2012.
TASTING BAR FEATURES: Each weekend from now through the holidays we will feature a new vintage release wine and cheese pairing at the tasting bar, please drop by to taste and discover the cheese and wine pairings recommended for entertaining over the holidays.
FOR MORE IDEAS AND EVENTS, VIEW THE COMPLETE GEORGIAN HILLS HOLIDAY NEWSLETTER.
Sorry for the long post but if any issue is worth going on about, this one is. In the spirit of solving the terrible problem of hunger in our communities it’s vital to explore underlying issues. When we see headlines like: Food costs eating up limited incomes about the annual Ontario Nutritious Food Basket survey that measures regional costs of basic healthy food, the real issues can get obscured. One could also say that “rent costs are eating up incomes” or any number of other causes; see Open meeting this Friday to discuss poverty … It’s a good opportunity to say a few important things that relate to local food.
The issue of hunger is about insufficient income to meet basic needs, not the cost of food. In fact, North America has had a “cheap food policy” for decades which has kept small farm incomes very low while costs continue to rise and most farms must have off-farm income just to keep farming. Commodity systems have not increased access to healthy food for all in spite of increases in food production. One thing that has been created is a lot of bad eating habits and the diet-related health problems that go with them. They’re really costing us in terms of quality of life and balancing health care budgets with an aging population and fewer workers to support the services needed. Although our food costs are much less than most G20 countries, the income disparity keeps growing as many are left out of the current economy where lack of good work is another major contributor to the low income problem that leaves more people, including families with children, hungry.
It’s hard to face the fact that one third of food is wasted across the food system, mostly in peoples homes, but enough bad news! The other main point is good news about how the local food economy can help solve some of our social problems. …read more »
This week’s specials at Cottenie’s are:
LEAN GROUND BEEF & GROUND PORK @ $2.99 / LB
BONE IN PORK LOIN CHOPS @ $2.99 / LB
CROSS RIB ROASTS @ $3.99 / LB
PORK TENDERLOIN @ $3.99 / LB (while supplies last)
A note regarding the fresh turkeys. We had a bit of a panic because we were informed of a shortage on turkeys from Hayters, but our wonderful sales rep was able to fill our order. That being said, although the turkeys will be fresh, they won’t all be from Hayters. Please understand that this is out of our hands, and we are doing the best we can to supply you with a fresh turkey for Christmas. Once again, sizing may be an issue due to the shortage, and I will do my very best to see you get as close to the size you ordered.
Prices in effect from December 9-14.
Donna & Tony - 519-372-2068 www.cotteniesmeats.ca