Celebrate Local Food Week June 1-7

In honour of Ontario’s second annual Local Food Week, Farm & Food Care Ontario invites you to join Ontario farmers and food partners in the celebration. Proclaimed under the Local Food Act, the first week of June marks the annual celebration of Local Food Week in Ontario. This year, the week-long celebration is set for June 1-7, with farmers, farm organizations, agribusinesses and government partners hosting events across the province.

Local Food Week gives Ontarians a chance to put a spotlight on the wide variety of local foods and beverages available year-round.

We are fortunate to have access to a wide variety of local fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, eggs, dairy products, processed foods, honey and maple syrup that are readily available and grown or produced close to home. Whether at roadside farm stands and farm markets during the summer or at food retailers throughout the year, buying local has never been easier or more delicious.

Local Food Week is an excellent way to bring together the farmers who produce our food, the retailers who sell it, the restaurants who prepare it and those who enjoy it every day.

Here are a variety of ways you can join the Local Food Week celebrations:

  • Host your own local food feast or barbecue with friends and family, with an entirely locally-sourced menu;
  • On June 3 at 8pm ET, join the #loveONTfood Twitter party with farmers and foodies and celebrate all of Ontario’s great foods and beverages;
  • Share your love of local food on social media using the #loveONTfood hashtag;
  • Support your local farmers by choosing Ontario products all year long;
  • Tour a farm virtually or find out more about how your food is produced by visiting farmfoodcare.org;
  • Visit loveontfood.ca for great resources and ideas on how to join in on the Local Food celebrations.

EVENTS

June 3:

Local Food Week Twitter Party

Hosted By: Foodland Ontario and Food Bloggers of Canada
Event Start Time: 9pm
Event End Time: 10pm
Admission Cost: Free
foodbloggersofcanada.com/2015/05/celebrate-local-loveontfood-twitter-party/

June 5:

Feast ON: Ontario Tourism Day

Hosted By: Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance
Event Start Time: 11am
Event End Time: 7pm
Admission Cost: $2 food tickets, $5 drinks tickets (19+ only)
Location: Toronto

June 6:

Stratford Farmer’s Market

Hosted By: Stratford & District Agricultural Society
Event Start Time: 7am
Event End Time: 12pm
Admission Cost: Free
Location: Stratford

Asparaganza celebration – Cambridge Farmers’ Market

Hosted By: Cambridge Farmers’ Market
Event Start Time: All day
Admission Cost: Free
Location: Cambridge

June 20:

Hamilton Food Tours – June 20th Tour

Hosted By: Hamilton Food Tours
Event Start Time: 10:30am
Event End Time: 2pm
Admission Cost: 70.00
Location: Hamilton

June 21:

10th Annual Taste Real Guelph Wellington Local Food Fest

Hosted By: Taste Real Guelph Wellington Local Food
Event Start Time: All day event
Admission Cost: Free
Location: Guelph

Guelph Wellington Local Food Fest

Hosted By: Taste Real
Event Start Time: 11am
Event End Time: 5pm
Admission Cost: $2.50 per person, $5.00 per family
Location: 5420 Highway 6

June 27:

Open Farms Day – Caledon

Hosted By: Dairy Farmers of Ontario
Event Start Time: 10am
Event End Time: 2:00 am
Admission Cost: Free
Location: Caledon

 

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