La Foire Gourmande Outaouais!
Est ontarien Taste… the shores of the Ottawa River!Read more
Just Desserts: The Local Food Challenge in Action!
It’s Monday morning, and I’m eating dessert for lunch. Make that eight desserts. I’m at Bobier Villa, one of three homes, which make up Elgin County Homes, and one of six Greenbelt Fund Local Food Challenge grantees. Bobier, the “little home with a big heart,” is located in Dutton/Dunwich, a tiny municipality (population: 3,876) in Elgin County. This day, they were celebrating local food, their 16th anniversary, and the next phase of their project with a dessert bake-off.Read more
On Your Mark, Get Set, Bake!
Elgin County Economic Development is pleased to present the Local Food Challenge Bake-off.Read more
Farm to School Challenge Winners Announced!
The two winners of the Ontario Farm to School Challenge are...Read more
The Globe and Mail: "Joshna Maharaj has a cure for hospital food "
Greenbelt Fund grantee Joshna Maharaj has been recognized for her work to restructure hospital food as part of The Catalysts, The Globe and Mail's "talent search for creative Canadians."Read more
Video: A Local Food Adventure
Today’s post is a bit of a teaser. Last year, I took a group of MTCC staffers on a series of very fun and and eye-opening trips across the fields and farms of Ontario. Dr. Seuss famously titled one of his books “Oh The Places You’ll Go”, and this is a great way to describe our experience.Read more
Inaugural Ontario Pavilion was a Bona Fide Success!
While walking the aisles of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) Annual Trade Show last year, we were struck by the number of regionally-organized hubs.Read more
Excuse Me Garçon... Is This Chicken Local?
Winter might be bringing in a cold front to most of the province, but Canadian restaurants are feeling the heat.Read more
The Ontario Pavilion at the CRFA Show 2013
The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) Annual Trade Show is the leading foodservice and hospitality event in Canada. A comprehensive forum of industry products, the CRFA Show attracts 12,000 industry professionals and puts them face to face with exhibitors showcasing all their latest products. From new trends in foodservice through to the latest in energy efficient equipment, restaurant owners, operators and buyers will find everything they are looking for at this convenient, one-stop marketplace.Read more
Local Food Fair at Sick Kids Hospital
On a snowy Thursday Greenbelt Fund grantee Sick Kids Hospital, hosted a fair to sample a few of their new local food suppliers products. While the winter months aren’t exactly known for local food, it was no problem for Sick Kids to bring in suppliers of dairy, meat, breads and soy products.Read more