The Toronto Garlic Festival has made the quest for locally-grown garlic very easy by creating an online garlic map. After the summer harvest the map shows hundreds of locations across the province to buy Ontario grown garlic including several in Grey Bruce. The map is updated throughout the year – watch for new Grey Bruce listings to appear over the next few weeks as this year’s harvest hits the stores.
Real garlic lovers will want to come to the Toronto Garlic Festival on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Evergreen Brick Works, where they can stock up on rare heirloom varieties while tasting delicious garlic dishes prepared by local chefs.
A public meeting is planned to gauge interest in creating a community food centre in Meaford.
Possible inclusions in a CFC could be: year-round farmers’ market, community kitchen, market store, seed bank, greenhouse, community gardens, food storage, etc. The physical centre itself could be a demonstration for cutting-edge sustainable/eco-design.
The community food cooperative could be an umbrella organization for, but not limited to: The Meaford Farmers’ Market, Meaford Community Gardens, Edible Gardens Meaford, The Golden Town Outreach Food Bank, school nutrition programs, skill-building programs (cooking, preserving, gardening, farm internships, etc.), local farmers/growers, etc.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 2nd at 6pm in the Meaford Public Library. All are welcome. For more information, contact Jaden Calvert of the Meaford Farmers’ Market.
The Bighead Hops Shindig needs 5-6 craft-beer and food-loving folks who are willing to help out by working a shift at the event between 10-6 this Saturday, August 23rd. Are you interested?
Jobs may include working the ticket and t-shirt tables, grilling corn, wandering the fields collecting trash, re-stocking water and lemonade stations, helping people find their way around the farm and other duties that may arise.
If you’d like to participate (in exchange for free event entry), please send an email to organizer Rheanna Kish at email@example.com.
More info can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/bigheadshindig
The SMILE Animal Society and Meaford Farmers’ Market are hosting the First Annual Feast of Fields Banquet on September 6, 2014 at the Meaford Harbour Pavilion. Local chefs will donate their time and talent to offer a cornucopia of the finest, freshest produce at the fundraising banquet in support of SMILE and the Farmers’ Market.
The evening event will feature a quality, full-course vegetarian meal, including mouth-watering soups, main course, local breads and delicious desserts – all prepared with locally-grown produce. A number of Meaford-area musicians including Heather and Doug Brown will perform throughout the evening.
To date, several Meaford Township chefs and food specialists are donating their time and talents to the dinner including: Paul Luckett of Baked and Pickled; Sheila Lee of Sheila’s Sugar, Sticky, Sweet Stuff and Chefs Brian Kool and Micheline Zammit of the Rockford Restaurant. Organizers would like to also thank numerous vendors from the Farmers’ Market that have volunteered to provide their produce and talents.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. They can be purchased at the Meaford Farmer’s Market every Friday and at Sunrise Organics on Highway 26 or by calling 519-374-7405. For more information, contact Joyce Taylor at 519-374-7405 and/or Marion Boyd at 519-538-4368.
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