The Tour de Greenbelt wants you to appreciate what the Ontario Greenbelt offers! Over the course of 2 weekends (September 11th and 12th & September 25th and 26th) the cycling routes through Greenbelt Ontario will showcase local producers/farmers and wildlife conservations! As a rider you'll have the opportunity to stop and take it all in!Read more
I’m totally excited to be a guest blogger for the Tour de Greenbelt 2010!! I'll do my best to post fun, cool information about the Tour de Greenbelt on the Greenbelt’s blog @ greenbelt.posterous.com and my own blog @ rocketgirlblog.com. I’m stoked to talk to some past participants, some local producers and to do some “Touring” of my own this year too (I missed it last year due to a trip)!!Read more
It was a short week last week, even shorter for me as I headed out into the Greenbelt on Friday to Henry of Pelham – the first stop on this year’s Tour de Greenbelt.
We’ve been shooting a short promotional piece about the Tour (stay tuned!) and we were going to be interviewing Tour Director, Peter Hart. We were also going to be shooting people biking in the Greenbelt, which was why I had my bike along in the back of the Foundation’s Prius.Read more
The Niagara Good Food Far will run consecutive Sundays until October 3, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. located on 4251 King Street in Beamsville, Ontario, showcasing the best in local produce and food products. The fair will feature fresh produce, herbs, organic (and biodynamic) vegetables, farm-fresh eggs, baked goods, local honey, artisanal charcuterie and cheeses, and an opportunity to enjoy grilled fare from a BBQ chef.
This event is a new initiative spearheaded by Jan Campbell-Luxton of De La Terre Bakery in Vineland; Mario Pingue of Niagara Food Specialties in St. David’s (NOTL); and Karen LaVigne, Leader of Slow Food Niagara and one of the “worker bees” at Rosewood Estates Winery and Meadery in Beamsville. The trio collaborated to develop a farmers’ market that features Niagara produce and products with the motto, “real food from the people who make it.”Read more
On your mark… Get Set… Meander. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the Greenbelt on two wheels… or three or four as tricycles and training wheels are welcome at this family-friendly event.
Tour de Greenbelt is a cycling event for all ages and skill levels. You can choose your distance, riding as little and 1k and up to 55k. Each route allows for scenic stops at natural attractions, farms and vineyards in the Greenbelt and riders are encouraged to enjoy the ride as well as the countryside and experiences along the way. Each day concludes with a BBQ using locally grown food with live entertainment and kids activities.
Visit www.tourdegreenbelt.ca for more information and to register.Read more
A good conference results in the depletion of vitamin D, the sunlight vitamin. A fantastic conference causes you to toss your dream of attending a Detroit Tigers game. And that's what is happening to me at the US Farm To School Conference. Everyone is here from all facets of the food system in US schools and everyone has a story. After 10 years here is what we can aspire to in a short period of time: - there is a program in every State, and the Farm To School network supports 10,000 projects at the local, regional, and national level:Read more
The Grey Bruce Agriculture & Culinary Association presents a signature Field to Fork Feast on Sunday, May 30th, 2010.
Featuring at least 15 local chefs using local foods, the feastibles will be served on edible "plates" as tastings. Beverages will be served in reusable mugs and glasses. Guests pay a $20 donation to the Wiarton Salvation Army Food Bank.Read more
Green Enterprise Toronto and Local Food Plus are presenting the 3rd Annual Brewers Plate which this year will be celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Ontario's Greenbelt. The event takes place on Wednesday, May 26th at 7pm at Hart House at the University of Toronto.
A local, sustainable spring feast featuring many of Toronto's most distinguished chefs, brewers, food artisans and farmers, including:
Chefs include: Jamie Kennedy, Brad Long, Mark Cutrara, Marc Breton, Karen Vaz, Brook Kavanagh, Michel Steh, Oyster Boy, Magic Oven, Buddha Dog, Chocosol, On The Side Inc., Harmony, LPK Culinary Groove, Ninutik Maple, Ace Bakery, and Daily Apple.Read more
Contributions from over 50 artists have created the Quilt of Possibilities - a dynamic quilt that celebrates the Ontario Greenbelt's 5th Anniversary. Each square evokes a personal connection that each maker has with this important landscape.
The Quilt was unveiled to Members of Provincial Parliament at a reception hosted by the Honourable Steve Peters, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, on May 3rd. The Quilt is on display at Queen's Park until June 11th. Visitors to Queen's Park can view the Quilt on the fourth floor, where it will be hanging outside the public viewing gallery.
Highlights of the Quilt include a square made by recycling men's shirts into crop rows, and another that use the silk from Greenbelt-grown corn to make a corn maze. Materials and techniques used in the Quilt range from spinning and weaving, to needlework, beadin, screenprinting, and traditional quilting. The result is a tapestry that is as diverse as the Greenbelt itself.Read more
Green Enterprise Ontario and Local Food Plus
The 3rd Annual
Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Ontario’s Greenbelt
A local, sustainable spring feast featuring many of Toronto’s most distinguished chefs, brewers, food artisans and farmers, including: