Monthly Archives: June 2016

Job Opening: Community Food Network Manager

The Council has an immediate opening for a Community Food Network Manager. Application deadline: June 30, 2016.  

Celebrate Local with your Garden Photos

Share photos of your favourite fruits and veggies, including those imperfect ones with character, from your backyard or balcony garden or your community garden. Submission deadline: Extended to Monday, August 15, 2016. To participate, simply send your name, email address, and municipality or postal code to Contest with your photo(s). You will automatically be entered…

Ugly Fruits and Veggies … Beauty is Only Skin Deep

As you start to harvest fruits and veggies from your home or community garden, it is very likely that you will come across an “imperfect” one. Perhaps it is a misshapen radish, a deformed strawberry, or a cracked tomato. More commonly known as ugly fruits and veggies, they are cosmetically not quite the same as…

Controlling Pests: An Organic and Holistic Approach

Knowing your garden and the food you produce is free of harmful pesticides is one of the main motivations for gardeners. But what if you have pests? There are natural, organic, and non-intensive ways to control unwanted organisms from your garden. In fact, you don’t even do any of the controlling, the garden itself does.…

Spring into your Local Farmers’ Market in Halton

Spring produce is in season and Halton’s farmers’ markets are open for business! I had one goal in mind for my trip to the opening day of the Milton Farmers’ Market: Asparagus. This vegetable is one of the first signs that Ontario’s local food season is underway, and the superior taste of fresh, local produce…

Sweet, Simple Strawberry Jam

Have you ever wanted homemade strawberry jam but been too intimidated by canning? Then no-cook (also known as “freezer jam”) is for you! I have to admit I also felt the same way before making jam: the thought of standing over the stove for jam for hours just wasn’t for me. So I decided to…

Oakville’s Surprisingly Sweet History

Imagine the Town of Oakville almost 150 years ago. There were no subdivisions, no QEW and no train access to the Town. You might think of Oakville as quite a small and unknown little Town. However, it has a surprising bright and sweet past, a past that allowed the Town to survive huge economic downturns…

Summer Student Job – Food Waste Researcher

Interested in food waste research and developing educational materials, read more. Application deadline: June 13, 2016.