FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2013
QUEEN’S PARK PLATE SHOWCASES LOCAL FOOD & CULINARY SKILLS
Event Highlights Greenbelt’s Agricultural Value
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation along with the Honourable Dave Levac, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, hosts the fourth Queen’s Park Plate tonight. This unique event pays tribute to the local talent—and local food—grown and nurtured in Ontario’s Greenbelt.
MPP’s and mayors along with farming and environmental advocates will toast their local wine, cider or beer to the bounty of Ontario as seen through the eyes of some of the province’s leading culinary schools.
“Whether it’s honey, beef, or cheese, these culinary schools integrate local food into their dishes as smoothly as a Phil Kessel wrist shot,” says Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of the Greenbelt Foundation. “From Niagara to Nobleton, Burlington to Bradford, Queen’s Park Plate is a celebration of the good things that grow in Ontario. Our farmers, chefs, brewers, and vintners work hard to help grow our economy and make local food and drink, accessible to all.”
Providing the culinary delights are:
Plus wine, beer, and cider from:
The Foundation is dedicated to supporting farming and agriculture through its grant program; two thirds of the grants made by the Foundation support agriculture and local food. Grantees and projects include everything from environmentally friendly farm practices, to establishing new markets to improving public awareness of and access to local food.
About the Greenbelt:
Ontario’s Greenbelt is the solution for fresh air, clean water, healthy local food, and a thriving economy with good jobs. At more than 1.8 million acres, it’s the world’s largest permanently protected greenbelt, keeping our farmlands, forests, and wetlands safe and sustainable. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation works to help keep farmers successful, strengthen local economies, and protect and grow natural features. Join us! Learn more at: greenbelt.ca or find us on Twitter and Facebook.
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
Phone: (416) 960-0001, ext. 306