Monthly Archives: January 2017

Celebrate local food this winter in Halton

This past summer and fall we featured the tastiest local foods from across the Halton Region. With farmers’ markets and pick-your own farms, the freshest produce is never far during the warmer seasons. While there may be fewer options for local foods as we head into February, there are still farm stores, food events, and…

What you need to know about the new Healthy Eating Strategy in Canada and Menu Labelling in Ontario

Last fall, Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott announced a Healthy Eating Strategy that aims to support Canadians in choosing healthy diets. The strategy includes six key action areas, including nutrition recommendations and improving labelling regulations. In addition to these federal government initiatives, you may also notice changes at your favourite restaurant, thanks to our province’s…

We assembled the ingredients for a busy 2017

The Halton Food Council hosted its Fall food forum, Assembling the Ingredients, on November 22, 2016 in Milton. The event gathered 56 community partners with different backgrounds, interests, and expertise about food systems in Halton. The goal was to set the stage – or assemble the ingredients – for future community conversations leading to the…

Get a head start to your Garden with Seedy Saturdays

It’s never too early to start thinking about your garden. Late January is the time to think about which kind of seeds you’ll plant and where to get them. A Seedy Saturday is a great opportunity for gardeners to get their hands on a diverse selection of seeds and get excited about the next gardening…

Cozy up with this healthier version of butternut squash bisque

This simple butternut squash bisque is made lighter by using milk instead of cream. Roasting the squash really helps to bring out the flavour. It is great to make on cold winter nights. Serve with thick toast or crusty, whole grain bread. Ready in: 1 hour 45 minutes total Makes: 4 servings   Ingredients: 3…

Learn about our Charter for a Chance to Win a Year of Family Fun!

The Halton Food Charter is the cornerstone of the Halton Food Council and serves to guide the work that we do. In appreciation for endorsing our Charter, you will automatically be entered in a draw to win a one year Halton Parks Family Membership courtesy of Conservation Halton. It offers boundless opportunities for family fun…

Assembling the Ingredients

On Nov. 22, 2016, the Council held a forum to launch its 2016 environmental scan and begin discussions on developing a food strategy in Halton. To learn more, read the event summary.