Category Archives: Halton Region

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…

2016 Environmental Scan

The Council released its 2016 Environmental Scan of the stakeholders, programmes, and services related to food in Halton. The scan includes a short version of the database at the end of the report. The full version is available at 2016 Scan Database.

Culinary local delights at Harvest Halton

This October, Harvest Halton Oakville highlighted the flavours of fall with a spectacular culinary event, pairing nine of downtown Oakville’s restaurants with seven of the Region’s finest farms. Chefs prepared exclusive dishes using local ingredients and served up samples to each taster as they followed the maps on their Harvest Halton passports. There was so…

Savour local at Harvest Halton Oakville – Oct. 16

Prepare your taste buds for Harvest Halton Oakville on Sunday, October 16th! Between 1pm and 4pm, you will taste exquisite fare prepared by some of Oakville’s best chefs using fresh ingredients from local farms. At each of the nine participating restaurants, you can meet the chef behind the culinary creation as they prepare their exclusive…

On the Pumpkins to Pastries Trail

Hop on the Pumpkin to Pastries Trail – it’s time to savour the local fall flavours, colours, and adventures in Halton! Not sure where to start? Halton Region’s P2P Trail website breaks the event up into six categories: Fall Events & Attractions, Farms, Farmers’ Markets, Bakeries & Cafes, Restaurants, and Retail. Before you go anywhere,…

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.…

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’…

Two of the Sweetest Producers in Halton

You could say that honeybees are some of the hardest working producers in our food system. To make just one pound of honey, 556 worker bees need to fly over 55,000 miles to tap nectar from two million flowers![1] These super-producers work from spring into the fall, creating the liquid gold that Canadians love to…