Savour Local

This month’s Savour Local takes us a year into the future when a new community kitchen comes to Halton! Opening in Spring 2018, the kitchen will be located at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville. The Town of Oakville was awarded a grant from the Ontario150 Community Capital Program to help fund the project. If you’re intrigued by the idea of renting space in a commercial kitchen, and you can’t wait until 2018 (we know we can hardly wait), then you need to know about In Good Company Kitchen. READ MORE ...

Last month I introduced you to Halton Region’s bountiful farmers’ markets -- have you been yet? They are open for the season! (Click here for my list of market locations and opening hours.) The markets are a great place to do your weekly shop and plan meals around the freshest local produce from a variety of farms … but this month, let’s go straight to the source: the farm! (or farm stand)! Halton Region offers residents and tourists amazing access to on farm entertainment, fresh produce, and locally produced goods. READ MORE ...

Normally I'd be reporting to you directly from a market venue, but this year, I wanted to make sure you know where to get the best food Halton has to offer as soon as those markets open! So, as I eagerly await my first taste of fresh Ontario spring produce , I am combing the internet for the most up-to-date information on when and where you can fill those reusable bags at the farmers’ market near you. READ MORE ...

Standing in their greenhouse, munching on garlic shoots and lemon balm leaves that were growing around us, David Beyers shared the story of Beyers & Jacks Organics with us – from their aim of always more sustainability, to their love/hate relationship with challenges. READ MORE ...

March is a great month for some sweet local food adventures. It's the time of year where spring is in sight, sap is moving in our maple trees, and rich maple syrup is flowing straight into my belly! As far as I'm concerned, there are only two seasons in Halton: maple, and not maple. This most wonderful time of the year doesn't last long though, so hurry up and get yourself to a sugar bush! READ MORE ...

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 even a winter market where we can savour the best of Halton! READ MORE ...

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. READ MORE ...

Prepare your taste buds for Harvest Halton Oakville on Sunday, October 16th! READ MORE ...

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. READ MORE ...

Pick-your-own fall fun in Halton . READ MORE ...

You could say that honeybees are some of the hardest working producers in our food system. Read about two of the sweetest producers in our food system.

Spring into your local farmers' market in Halton. READ MORE ...