Monthly Archives: August 2018

Summery Mango Salsa

I started making this tomato-salsa alternative years ago when I began my career in children's garden education. That summer (and it seems every summer since) the kids were obsessed with mangos, so at their request I found an easy recipe you can make in the garden, at a picnic and especially at home. Kids love the…

Garden Salsa

Nothing beats fresh ripe tomatoes off the vine from the garden you've lovingly tended to all summer long. This easy recipe is a great way to use up any extras you have when you just cannot seem to find enough friends to share them with. Sweet, a little tangy with a hint of spice. I…

Working in Community Gardens

Halton Food Council has been active in many community gardens, running workshops with kids of all ages. Two of our staff members, Andrea and Helen, visited Kerr St. Mission as guest speakers to teach a workshop entitled “Life Lessons from the Garden” - all about caring for the garden and each other. Kids of all…

Why We Love Farmers’ Markets

By Megan Haley, 2018 HFC Summer Student Everyday is a great day to visit your local farmers’ market, pick up some fruits and vegetables, maybe even a butter tart.  But what are the benefits of these gatherings, and why do we love them so much? The sense of community created at farmers’ markets is one…

Cherry Tomato and String Bean Pasta Salad with Feta and Fresh Herbs

Submitted by Michelle Bohanec *Note* The ingredient amounts reflect the fact that this salad was prepared for a large amount of people. Serves approximately 20-25 people. Ingredients: 750 grams bite sized pasta of your choice 1.5 lbs cherry tomatoes, halves (growing in the garden!) 1.5 cups string beans, cut into 1 inch pieces (growing in…

Helen’s Rad Radish Dip

It’s Farmers Market season! Here are some great recipes you can make with the fresh food from your trip to the market! Helen’s Rad Radish Dip Ingredients: 1 bunch radishes 8-oz package cream cheese 1/4 c (or more) plain Greek yogurt 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning 2 tsp minced garlic (or 2 cloves, minced) 1/2-1 tsp…