Apr 23 2014
Grey County farmer Cindy Phillips (Rob Roy Market Garden) is ready to pack up her organic produce and head to the big city. Visiting Boehmer Restaurant recently in Toronto, Cindy was scoping out the space for the Grey County Chefs’ Forum public ‘summer farmers’ market’ scheduled every Saturday morning until September from 9 am to 2 pm starting June 14 at the restaurant.
Boehmer Restaurant is located at 93 Ossington Avenue and Queen Street in downtown Toronto. The partnership between the Chefs’ Forum with their ecological and natural approach to farming and Boehmer is easy to see. The restaurant is described as ‘natural, organic and genuine’. And the menu sparkles with not just local cuisine, but wild fare and Canadian coastline favourites. The Chefs’ Forum farmers practice natural and organic methods to raise seasonal produce including hard‐to‐find heritage varieties, grass fed meats and poultry like Berkshire pork, lamb, pheasant and partridge. …read more »
Apr 23 2014
The nominees for the 2014 Tommy Cooper Award have been announced. They are: Murray Calder, a former Liberal MP; Brian Gilroy, an Ontario Apple Growers’ director, and Jacquie Hendry, the longtime head of the Blue Mountains Federation of Agriculture.
The annual award recognizes a person from Grey and Bruce counties who has made an outstanding contribution to farm and rural life in the region. The Tommy Cooper Award will be given out during an evening ceremony Friday at the Elmwood Community Centre.
For more information, see this story in the Owen Sound Sun Times: http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2014/04/22/three-people-nominated-for-tommy-cooper-award
Apr 17 2014
Looking to pick up some fresh maple syrup? Would your kids enjoy seeing some new lambs? Anita and Brian DeJong at Sweet Things from DeJong Acres welcome you to their farm on Friday April 18th for sweet things of all kinds.
For details, see the DeJong Good Friday Open House 2014 poster.
Apr 16 2014
The Toronto-based food blog Eatin’s Canada is looking to promote events outside the GTA this summer. If you have a food-related festival, wine or beer tasting, on-farm event or anything else food or drink focused that you think would attract people out of the city to beautiful Grey Bruce, you are invited to add it to the site here: http://eatinscanada.com/add-event/
Apr 16 2014
The Municipality of Meaford is partnering with volunteers to celebrate Earth Week. The overall focus is to further develop behaviours and strategies that will work towards Zero Waste in our community.
Earth Week events will start with a spring clean-up at Memorial Park on Sunday, April 20th and close with a Reuse Fair at the Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre on Saturday, April 26th, 2014. Groups will have an opportunity to showcase a recent success, present a one-time event or launch a project into the future. Would you like to be part of the celebrations?
See the Meaford Earth Week 2014 brochure.
Apr 15 2014
Guests arrive at Atelier Arboreal /Ontario Winter Camping on 10am Friday April 18, after lunch tracker Jeff Kinchen will introduce us to wildlife & tracking in Grey Bruce. Dinner & music with Kierra McArthur, Cello & Pat Dorfman, Banjo. Coffee served at your tipi or yurt Saturday morning, after breakfast we head off with Jeff on an excursion to Emmet Lake & the Georgian Shore to the upper Peninsula for a day of exploring & a hot trail side lunch. After Saturday night dinner guests can enjoy the sauna, a big bon fire & the night skies. Relax Sunday morning, coffee… breakfast… a hike to the Bruce Caves.
A wood-fired clay oven is used for bison brisquet, pizza and caramelized vegetables. Local farms & food-crafters from across Georgian Bluffs and Grey-Bruce provide Atelier with bison, elk, pork, poultry, winter vegetables, honey, jams, fresh bread, smoked fish, sausages, maple syrup, Ashanti coffee & Coffin Ridge wines…
Three day/two night package: $575.00/couple.
Located at Atelier Arboreal: Fire # 382070, Georgian Bluffs # 17.
Contact us at: www.ontariowintercamping.com
Tel: Steve @ 519 534 1987
Apr 15 2014
Georgian Dining Room Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - Noon – 1pm
Reserve your spot soon, seats go quickly for this popular event!
END OF SEMESTER BUFFET LUNCH MENU:
- Fresh Baked Breads
- Assorted Salads
- Popcorn Crusted Pickerel
- Baked Leg of Ham
- Handmade Lasagne
- Chicken Chasseur
- Seafood Terrine
- Tea or Coffee
REGULAR PRICE: $13.05 plus tax
GEORGIAN STUDENT PRICE: $10.40 plus tax
*A selection of local beer and wine is also available at our cash bar*
The Georgian Dining Room is a practical learning experience for the Culinary Management, Culinary Skills and Cook Apprenticeship students. The Culinary faculty, staff and students wish to thank you for your continued support.
Reservations: 519-376-0840 ext.2007 or Michael.Desborough@GeorgianCollege.ca
Apr 10 2014
Local Food Value-Added Bus Tour
Join other consumers and producers interested in local food for this day of visiting 3 value adding businesses NE of Listowel A tour bus will be provided from Wingham, or you can join us in your own car or carpool. This all day tour will include the Reapers of Hope vegetable dehydrating operation; a stop for lunch and a tour at the local food cafe and butcher shop, The Harvest Table; wrapping up at the on-farm ice cream and yogurt processing plant and farm education site, Mapleton’s Organic Dairy, where delicious on-farm processed ice cream will be served as part of the tour.
Bring a brown bag lunch or purchase it.
Time: Bus leaves Wingham at 9:30 am and will meet carpools at Reapers of Hope, 1 Parkview Dr., Moorefield, ON at 10:30 am. Finishes at Wingham at 4 pm.
This is a unique opportunity to visit these three operations with guided tours in one day. Tickets must be purchased well in advance- $13 per person. Go to www.5starfoodhub.ca for link for ticket purchase. For more info call Fran McQuail at 519-528-2493
Apr 10 2014
The Food Safety Regulatory Training program is a four-part course designed to help aspiring food entrepreneurs and existing business owners better understand and navigate the food safety regulatory environment. The course is being developed by Georgian College in partnership with Grey, Bruce and Simcoe Counties.
The first-of-its-kind course is being created with input from the Grey Bruce Health Unit and other food industry advisors and will be offered at the Owen Sound campus of Georgian College in late 2014 and at additional Georgian College campuses in 2015.
In order to build the best course possible, we invite you to complete this survey: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/Food_Safety_Survey/
The survey will be available online until April 22nd. The project partners thank you for your time.
Apr 09 2014
Locavore News, April 9, 2014
Editor, Elbert van Donkersgoed
Stories in Locavore News — World April 9, 2014 include:
- The Open Food Foundation: Free Software for Better Food Systems
- Homegrown idea mushrooms into prize-winning business
- Maine cookbook author defines what ‘local’ means to her
- Growing local economies through food
- Denver may OK front-yard sales of home-grown produce, eggs, honey
- Where’s the beef? ‘Buy local’ food movement takes hold
- 7 Standout News Sites for Sustainable Agriculture
- Real Food for CSU Campaign Heats up at Long Beach Trustee Meeting
- Plowed Under
- GrubHub Soars in Market Debut; Other New Listings Rise, Too