I have made a commitment to use my compost bin to collect my kitchen waste like vegetable and fruit peels, banana skins and tea bags. Even in the winter I have kept open the path to my outdoors compost bin and take comfort in knowing that come the warm weather my pile will start to … More Rethinking Kitchen Waste
Why not volunteer or participate in a community garden as a way to show that you support the food charter? We put this activity under “Foster residents health and well-being”. Why you ask? Participating in a community garden can foster health and well-being in multiple ways. These can include physical health (for example, you’re being … More Charter Connections: Community Gardening
By Lindsay Leduc, dietetic intern Have you checked out our Action Toolkits yet? There are lots of great, concrete suggestions on how to support a healthy and sustainable food system in your community. There are suggestions if you are an eater, a grower, a local business or institution, or a school. Today, we’re going to … More What Can You do to Support the Local Food System?
Meet Your Local Maker Speed dating took on a “local flavor” when area farmers, chefs and other food-related businesses met at Canadore College on Tuesday, Nov 24th. The Meet Your Local Maker event was organized by the Parry Sound & Area Food Collaborative, Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, and Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce. The … More Meet Your (Local) Maker
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. There is a variety of CSAs offered all over Ontario.CSA are becoming very popular among those who care for fresh, high quality, and local produce. The basis of a CSA is farmers offer weekly (or bi-weekly or monthly) farm-fresh produce boxes to those who pay membership into either farm. … More What is a CSA?
The Celery Root, also called celeriac, is a very ugly vegetable and this probably attributes to it being pretty unpopular. But we should not fear this vegetable as once you cut off the outer protective layer, it tastes great and can be grown locally. Celery root has a refreshing flavour that it tastes like a … More Thou Shall Not Fear the Celery Root
Farm Owners: Cameron & Katy Ward Tell us a little about yourselves. How did the farm start? What is your history? The Ward family purchased the property in 1964. It started as a Horse Back Riding stable and eventually transformed into a cattle farm. We (Cameron and Katy) have been raising livestock and caring for … More A Visit to a Local Farm: Interview with Katy Ward from Middle River Farm
World Food Day is coming up this Friday, October 16th. Celebrate World Food Day by endorsing and signing the Parry Sound & Area Food Charter by clicking on “Sign the Charter”. World Food Day was founded by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945, and has been observed annually, every October 16, since 1981. … More Celebrate World Food Day with the Parry Sound & Area Food Charter
Don’t just make the typical turkey, mashed potatoes and carrots this year. Celebrate Ontario’s local harvest with these delicious recipes! All of these recipes will take your Thanksgiving dinner to the next level. Sweet potato, Brussels Sprouts and Beet salad http://deliciouslyella.com/sweet-potato-sprout-beet-salad/ Butternut Squash Risotto http://deliciouslyella.com/roasted-butternut-squash-risotto-vegan-dairy-free-gluten-free/ Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Brussels http://ohsheglows.com/2012/10/08/roasted-fingerling-potatoes-and-brussels-sprouts-with-rosemary-and-garlic/ Turkey Pot Pie with … More Thanksgiving Recipes that Celebrate Ontario’s Harvest