Category Archives: Food waste

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…

Winter is Coming … Prepping Your Garden for Winter

Prepping Your Garden for Winter – Cover Cropping and Sheet Mulching Winter is coming … and it’s a great time to start prep for the coming year, whether that means planting crops that improve the soil, or readying the garden for a fallow season, here are some easy ways to get your garden ready. Cover…

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…

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…

Policies, Practices & Partnerships: Reducing Food Waste Symposium

On May 30, the Halton Food Council hosted Wasteless 2017. Read about the event at Reducing Wasted Food.

Policies, Practices, & Partnerships: Reducing Food Waste Symposium – May 30

FoodThinkers - You are invited to attend the Policies, Practices, & Partnerships: Reducing Food Waste Symposium on May 30th. We will be hosting this full day event in partnership with Sustain Ontario, the Ontario Food Collaborative and Country Heritage Park and supported by Riverstone Branding, the Ontario Produce Marketing Association, and The Printing House at Country Heritage Park…

Save May 30 – Policies, Practices, and Partnerships: Reducing Food Waste Symposium

FoodThinkers - You are invited to attend this full day event hosted by the Halton Food Council in partnership with Sustain Ontario, the Ontario Food Collaborative, and Country Heritage Park. The symposium will kick off with keynote speaker, Dr. Martin Gooch, CEO/Partner of VCM International. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the Waste-Free Ontario…

Save May 30th for our upcoming Food Waste Symposium

In partnership with Sustain Ontario, the Ontario Food Collaborative and Country Heritage Park and supported by Riverstone Branding, we will be hosting a full day event at Country Heritage Park in Milton. Our symposium will explore policies and practices to reduce food waste in the food chain. Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for…