Yearly Archives: 2016

2016 Environmental Scan

The Council released its 2016 Environmental Scan of the stakeholders, programmes, and services related to food in Halton. The scan includes a short version of the database at the end of the report. The full version is available at 2016 Scan Database.

Celebrating around the dinner table: Introducing two of our board members

With the holiday season fast approaching, I thought I’d share some thoughts about the dinner table… a forgotten fundamental object that makes eating together possible and brings us closer by sharing a meal. It’s no surprise that the Halton Food Council chose a round table for its logo, and it’s around the family table that…

Culinary local delights at Harvest Halton

This October, Harvest Halton Oakville highlighted the flavours of fall with a spectacular culinary event, pairing nine of downtown Oakville’s restaurants with seven of the Region’s finest farms. Chefs prepared exclusive dishes using local ingredients and served up samples to each taster as they followed the maps on their Harvest Halton passports. There was so…

Sprouting Fresh Greens in the Winter

As gardeners, it is easy to miss the enjoyment of eating fresh-from-the-garden food throughout the winter. The anticipation and hope for a distant spring lingers during the cold and long winter nights. But eating fresh, home-grown and nutritious foods isn’t an impossibility during Ontario winters. Sprouts can satisfy the gardener’s love of seeing and guiding…

Celebrate the holidays with cranberry-orange sauce

Get ready for that big holiday dinner by making a batch of cranberry-orange sauce. Fresh and citrusy this sauce is naturally thickened without pectin or gelatin. It smells wonderfully fragrant while on the stove top. This recipe is from my mother’s treasure of recipes. She has been making it for years and it is always…

Join us at “Assembling the Ingredients”

The Council will be presenting its agri-food environmental scan of Halton at an upcoming free event. Click HERE to register. We encourage anyone interested in food-related issues in our community to attend. This event will also provide attendees with the opportunity to participate in the initial visioning for a community-wide consultation in support of a food strategy for the region. Date:…

Savour local at Harvest Halton Oakville – Oct. 16

Prepare your taste buds for Harvest Halton Oakville on Sunday, October 16th! Between 1pm and 4pm, you will taste exquisite fare prepared by some of Oakville’s best chefs using fresh ingredients from local farms. At each of the nine participating restaurants, you can meet the chef behind the culinary creation as they prepare their exclusive…

E-newsletter survey – Enter to win!

The Halton Food Council would like to hear from your feedback on our monthly e-newsletter to better serve the interests of our community. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and will not impact your access to the e-newsletter. Your responses will be kept confidential and will only be shared with the Halton Food Council…

Minimizing our food waste this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, October is the time to be grateful for the farmers and the cooks who bring food to our table every single day. And what better way to celebrate the local bounty than sharing a feast with our family and friends? But Thanksgiving is also a time to reflect on…

On the Pumpkins to Pastries Trail

Hop on the Pumpkin to Pastries Trail – it’s time to savour the local fall flavours, colours, and adventures in Halton! Not sure where to start? Halton Region’s P2P Trail website breaks the event up into six categories: Fall Events & Attractions, Farms, Farmers’ Markets, Bakeries & Cafes, Restaurants, and Retail. Before you go anywhere,…