MARCH 2014 NEWSLETTER
Owls, cake, and Durham, it's all in there.
This month's newsletter features:
- Durham Region's 2015 Greenbelt Review
- From Field to Farm-Gate: Value-Addded
- In the Greenbelt, you can have your cake and eat it, too!
- Owl Prowl-ing: Where the Wild Things Are
- Love Your Ravines
- And more... !
Tis the season of the Seedy Saturday! With spring looming on the minds of many, Seedy Saturdays are sprouting up throughout the Greenbelt. A great venue to purchase seeds, exchange ideas and knowledge, and learn from others about the craft of gardening, Seedy Saturdays grew out of a need for low-cost venues where local gardeners, seed companies, growers, and nurseries could simply learn from one another, share some of last season's well-earned seeds, and promote diversity.Read more
In light of the maple syrup season coming early for parts of Ontario, I thought I’d also get a jump start on my maple syrup activities (I looked into the implications of an early maple syrup season, as I didn’t want to be delighting over someone else’s, i.e. the maple syrup producer's, misfortune. Apparently while this isn’t the norm, an early season has happened in the past, about 20 years ago.)Read more
Have you thought about what to plant in your garden this year? These are tough decisions to make, especially with the fantastic growing conditions in the Greenbelt – almost anything goes! Taste and beauty are the two factors I employ when figuring out what I would like to grow. The best approach for achieving this is to plant a combination of both decorative and edible varieties – a feast for the mouth and the eyes!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
Taste! Explore! Enjoy! Toronto residents are invited to taste and delight in our very own Ontario-grown strawberries and other local fare during the First Fruits of Spring Festival, taking place from June 12 to June 29, 2008.
Lovingly grown and harvested by local farmers and expertly prepared to delicious perfection by the city’s top chefs and other culinary experts, our local food is both a celebration of the harvest and a reminder of the envionmental and nutritional benefits of buying local versus imported food.
Toronto residents are invited to taste and delight in our very own Ontario-grown strawberries and other local fare during the First Fruits of Spring Festival, taking place from June 12 to June 29, 2008.
See below for a full list of participating farms and restaurants or visit Edible Toronto Magazine to get your eat on.