A quick post for a rainy friday! It’s officially a week before Hallowe’en eve! What are you wearing? Where are you going? Does sending your kids out into the neighbourhood for candy freak you out (hey, most of us survived it, i know!). If it does, or if you’re just looking for something DIFFERENT to do this year…our friends at Kawartha Ecological Growers are having a whole day/evening/into the night of Hallowe’en activities at Grassroot Organics’ Farm! It’s a great opportunity for the kids (and adults!) to spend the day at a working farm…participate in all kinds of activities and chow down on some great local food prepared by talented people.
KEG is a group of more than 20 small family farms/growers….with the idea that strength is in numbers, they work together to provide “good, clean, fair food” in an environmentally sustainable manner. You may have run into them at the Brickworks Farmer’s Market, The Slow Food Picnic, or if you’ve had dinner at one of the many Toronto restaurants that feature local producers (The Gladstone, Drake, Gilead…..just to name a few).
They’re working on raising money to expand their facilities, so rather than spending your cash on piles of hallowe’en candy to give out, wouldn’t it be great to contribute to their dream:
“KEG’s dream includes an eco-friendly building with cold and dry storage areas, a certified kitchen and butchery, cheese making facilities, office and meeting space, and maybe even a little restaurant! With this on-site facility growers, consumers and chefs could meet on common ground; growers could process their goods into value added items, chefs and community leaders could hold workshops and special events, CSA members could learn to preserve and prepare their food, and KEG could move forward in their mandate to bridge the gaps between urban and rural, and increase public awareness about the issues surrounding Ontario’s farms, farmers, and food through community education and good eating!”
Joel and I will be there. We wouln’t miss the burning piano…and think that KEG is fantastic! (feel the love and find out more in this previous post). There’s lots more details about the Hallowe’en party on the KEG website (click the image to head over there)…or you can email Shannon to RSVP and get details on the shuttle bus to and from Toronto. firstname.lastname@example.org
(*Eleven Design was super happy to design the invites!)