Monthly Archives: September 2016

Pick-Your-Own Fall Fun in Halton

Summer is winding down, and while most of us will miss the long sunny days, there is so much to love about the fall season. My favourite thing this time of year is that everything is crisp and crunchy! I’m thinking of the cooler air, fallen leaves underfoot, and apples freshly picked from the tree.…

Oakville – Healthy Living Show

Drop in at our booth (#110) at the Healthy Living Show from Sept. 9-11 at the Glen Abbey Community Centre in Oakville. For times, see "calendar".  

Peachy Fruit Crisp

Recipe of the month: Fruit crisp This is a basic fruit crisp recipe that can be used with any type of seasonal fruit. It has a generous crisp to fruit ratio. I used local peaches as a base for my fruit crisp, and added in a couple of plums and an apple for some texture.…

End of season garden maintenance

The end of summer is a time of celebration with an abundant harvest of fresh produce. It is also a critical time for gardeners. Throughout the spring and summer, organic matter has been accumulating in your garden. Whether it’s the stems and leaves of tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, or bolted lettuce and spinach plants - all…

Gleaning: UnWasted Food

The topic of food waste has been on our radar at the Halton Food Council, and we are not the only ones! While some countries, such as Italy, have developed policies, Canadian Bill C-231 Fight Against Food Waste Act passed through its first reading in February 2016. The bill aims to develop a national strategy…

Upcoming Fall Events in Halton

Check out these events that showcase our local producers, places to eat and shop, and much more … Pumpkins to Pastries Tour Farm Women of Halton - Open Farm Day Harvest Halton      

In celebration of fall in Halton

To win a pair of tickets to Harvest Halton, send an e-mail with the subject "Newsletter Contest" to haltonfoodcouncil@gmail.com  with the answer to the  question below. Please include your name, email address, and municipality or postal code. You will automatically be entered into our draw for tickets. The contest is open only to Halton Region residents. Winners’…