Category Archives: Food Strategy

Easy Vegetable Broth

This easy vegetable broth is made entirely of leftovers from holiday meal prep! So, grab those celery leaves, those carrot tops, that kale no one eats before they go to the compost and extract all the nutrients you can. What We Use In Our Vegetable Broth: any veggies that may have gotten a bit sad…

How to Make the Most of Holiday Leftovers

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And that means spending valuable time with friends and family, enjoying delicious food at holiday parties, and celebrating! With leftovers and “food waste” often high, and so many diversions and parties to go to, we sometimes forget to take only what we can finish, especially when buffets, and potlucks taunt us at…

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…

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…

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.

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:…