I believe that eating local takes a bite out of the recession and energizes our local economy. Not to mention that the flavour and nutritional value of freshly picked produce far exceeds anything shipped in on a truck from thousands of kilometers away.
So the fact that we are quickly coming up on Eat Local Month in Caledon is exciting stuff in my books! I’d like to give you a heads up on a few sensational September events so you don’t miss out.
On September 10th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. the Albion Hills Community Farm is holding a Grand Opening Festival to celebrate its harvest. Tour the 10-acre community gardens and learning centre and have a piece of giant pumpkin cake. Harry Potter characters will guide you through a 5-acre corn maze. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Eat Local Caledon has an exciting month long line-up of events and challenges and you can find out more at http://www.eatlocalcaledon.org/eat_local_month.htm
On the evening of September 29th Green T Environmental Awareness teams up with Credit Valley Conservation to bring you The Local Food Evolution, a fantastic speakers night featuring renowned speaker Wayne Roberts plus a guest panel with local farmers Nick Ferri, Graham Corbett, and CVC specialists. The venue is the SGI Centre, nestled in a beautiful hidden-away spot just south of Orangeville that should be blazing with autumn colours by then. Complete details will be announced in Green T’s September newsletter. If you’re not on the email list just give me a shout and I’ll see that you are added.
And of course last, but certainly not least, Caledon is home to 2 amazing Farmers Markets. Open until October 6th you can visit the Market in Bolton, details http://www.caledon.ca/farmersmarket/ or the Market in Inglewood, details http://www.eatlocalcaledon.org/farmers_market.htm
So grab the golden food opportunities that are part of living in this wonderful place we call home! Salute! Here’s to the next marvellous meal!