K2 Milling Tour – September 17th, 2016


*** Please note: this event is now taking place on Saturday, September 17th from 2 – 4 pm. Hope to see you there!

Have you ever wondered how your pasta is made or where the flour comes from to make your favourite pastries and bread? Or what the life of a miller is like? If so, this event is just for you! Join us for a tour of K2 Milling, one of Canada’s first certified organic flour mills, on Saturday, September 17th from 2 – 4 pm. Mark Hayhoe, the owner and a third generation Ontario miller has an array of knowledge about local grains (barley, rye, buckwheat, different kinds of wheat and more), and he’ll lead us on a tour through his unique mill to tell the story of how grains are milled and turned into flours before they are sent off to be processed into so many products we all consider staples. K2 Milling is focused on ensuring that Ontario’s local grain market flourishes — it is surely not your run-of-the-mill enterprise. This informative, fun afternoon is meant for anyone interested in learning more about the food they eat, about our local food system and for (aspiring) home bakers/ foodies who’d like to discover how flours are made. All ages are welcome. We will also be serving a light meal consisting of heritage grain organic bread made from K2 Milling flour.

In addition, we will also sample Toronto Distillery Co. spirits made with grains milled at K2 Milling.

Tickets: $30 for Slow Food Toronto members/ $35 for non-members.

Note: K2 Milling is about an hour outside of Toronto. We are coordinating carpooling options for those who need it. If you’d like to be involved (if you have a spot or need a ride, email [email protected]).

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Your Food, Your Choice: The Value of Organic

January 19, 2012

Hosted by: Canadian Organic Growers – Toronto Chapter

For consumers and growers with an interest in healthy food that nourishes people and the environment. Keynote speaker is Kristin Kimball, author of The Dirty Life, recounting her journey from high-heeled urbanite to hoe-wielding farmer. Topics include: Is Organic Too Extreme? Something Fishy Here, – GE Salmon, Your Food – Your Health, Our Organic Neighbors, Is Organic for Everyone, Growing Desserts, Organic for Schools, Deconstructing Organic Pricing and more. Join us for practical answers to serious questions that won’t be green washed. It’s not about the money; it’s about your health and the future.

When: February 18, 2912 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: U of T Conference Centre – 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON – MAP
Cost: $65 (after February 5, $85)

For further info or to purchase tickets click here.

Contact: Elizabeth – [email protected]

Introduction to Organic Gardening + Permaculture Workshop

Permaculture gardening is the conscious design of garden ecosystems that mimic the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. We ask and observe, what would nature do? This hands-on workshop introduces permaculture theory and ways to apply it in your home or community garden.

Topics: organic gardening basics; permaculture design and practices; working with water; plant guilds (plants that grow well together, help soil tilth and support the larger ecosystem); dynamic accumulators (plants that accumulate nutrients & feed the soil); plants and plant selection; starting new gardens and soil building; cover crops & mulches; composting; humans and other animals; working less for more; diversity gardening.

In partnership with York Region Food Network and Transition York Region.

When: Saturday April 30, 2011 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: York Region Community Gardens (Newmarket).
Cost: $60-$90 sliding scale, includes resources. Pre-registration required.

Event Info: [email protected]
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Other Info:
This is a family-friendly event
Nature of Event – Taste, Education, Sustainability, Conviviality

Brood in the Barn

March 17, 2011

brood-in-the-barn-slow-food-torontoThe New Farm is hosting another great event in support of Grow for The Stop featuring all-country rockers Elliott Brood.

When: Saturday June 11, 2011 – 8:00pm (doors open 6:30pm)
Where: The New Farm – 9784 Nottawasaga 6/7 Sideroad, Creemore, ON
Tickets: $45 (dinner & concert) / $25 (concert only) – www.ticketscene.ca

The night will include an organic BBQ prepared on site by chefs from The Stop, Marben Restaurant (recently awarded best burger AND best brunch in the city by Toronto Life) and others, and will feature slow-roasted organic New Farm pork, fresh-picked vegetables, Haisai bread and Mapletons organic ice cream, and a cash bar with ice-cold Creemore Springs on tap.

Elliott Brood has a devoted following, so this event will sell out! As always, 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to The Stop for the purchase of local, organic food for their many great programs.

Canadian Organic Growers Conference

January 9, 2011

COG-conference-slow-food-torontoCanadian Organic Growers would like to invite you to its 5th annual conference Your Food, Your Choice: The Promise of Organic. Organic makes a difference to our tables, to our health, and to our environment.  Hear how one country is going entirely organic, and learn what is happening in organic agriculture and our food system in Canada.  This conference is important and timely. Below is an announcement about it.

Your Food, Your Choice:  The Promise of Organics
Presented by Canadian Organic Growers in association with The Big Carrot

When: Saturday, February 19, 2011 – 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Where: University of Toronto Conference Centre – 89 Chestnut St., Toronto
Tickets: $65 ($85 after Feb. 5); COG members $55 ($65 after Feb. 5)

Rates for seniors, students and unwaged

Organic lunch included!

Info and registration: www.cogtoronto.org or (416) 466-4420

Imagine a country choosing to prioritize its citizens’ happiness over traditional economic measures.  Bhutan is doing just that.  This remote South Asian country is choosing to value “Gross National Happiness” above conventional economics as it deals with the modern world.  This philosophy will be their guiding principle over their nation’s development, which includes certifying the entire country’s agricultural system organic.  Vandana Shiva says “Bhutan, which looks idealistic, is actually being realistic about what you need for a sustainable society.”  Join Canadian Organic Growers and learn how organic makes a difference in how we live and eat.  This conference will stir you with inspiring stories, the difficult challenges and the proven visions that are bringing healthy organic food from the field to the table.

Keynote speaker is Silver Donald Cameron, one of the few observers to Bhutan’s transition to an entirely organic agricultural system.  Panels include Moms Against GMOs, Natural vs Organic, Whistleblowers, EnviroPig, Is Walmart Compatible with Organic?, Hidden GMOs, Make Heritage Seeds Work for You, The Wonder Years: Bread and Beer, Sludge on our Farms, The Future of Agriculture, Organic Beauty Products, and more