Local CSA, Locally Germinated, will be tilling under 900 ft of Kale, Chard and, Collards, as well as Hot Peppers next week.
Before this happens, guests are invited to pick green for the winter. These greens can be frozen as is and used all winter long.
The Hot Pepper plants can be pulled right up and hung as is to dry.
The farm will be open for this Friday and Saturday. It’s free!
No appointment necessary. Just come by 284 County Rd 34 (between Inman and Division) outside the town of Cottam.
Saturday, October 6 is the last day of the 2012 season for the Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market. Stop in to stock up on goodies for your Thanksgiving table including turkey alternatives like local beef and fresh fish. We have great fruits and vegetables for your side dishes and mouthwatering pies and baked goods.
** We will offer free family portraits from 8 to 12:30 and we will celebrate with free cake at 11 a.m. **
Entertainment: 9 – Matt Romain the Laughtertainer, 10 – Clinton Hammond, 11 – Bronik Myskow, 12 – Hometown Band
You can find the market at 44 University Avenue East and there’s free 1-hour parking across the road in the Goyeau/Chatham parking garage.
Check out the Windsor Star story on MotorBurger’s latest brew that uses some unique local ingredients:
Windsor’s Blueberry beer heals what ales you.
This came in today:
St. Andrew’s Lakeshore Garden of Hope has harvested over 33,000 lbs of food so far this year. WOW!
This food goes to local food banks to ensure that those who need it most can have access to fresh produce. ST. ANDREW’S NEEDS YOUR HELP – They are in need of volunteers who have a few hours a week to help them harvest this much needed food. They usually harvest on Mondays but sometimes meet other night during the week. Please contact Glen Hart at 519-969-8082 if you can help.
The Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market holds one special event each month and this month’s event is Healthy Lifestyles Day. Local food not only tastes better, but the nutritional value is higher since the fruits and vegetables are picked at their peak of freshness and come to market within 24 hours. The market also offers natural and organic food as well as gluten-free and sugar-free baked goods.
Saturday’s activities include:
8 a.m. to 1p.m.
- FREE bike tune-ups from One Good Earth Cycles
- FREE dental hygiene check-ups by Tracy Holgate RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) of Windsor Mobile Dental
- Information from Bike Friendly Windsor Essex including local trail maps
- Information from Windsor Youth Centre – donate for the chance to win free cookies!
9 a.m. Matt Romain the Laughtertainer
10 a.m. Karen Morand
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Doug Romanek from Nana’s Bakery will be cooking up some tasty, smart-calorie treats prepared with fresh ingredients hand-picked from market vendors.
10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. Zumba demonstration by Michelle Lam from Absolute Fitness
11 a.m. Livi
12 a.m. Fiddle & Friends
The Twisted Apron in Walkerville now has a local food store next door. Check out this article from the Windsor Star. They make it sounds like she is carrying local milk too but I don’t think that’s correct…will have to check it out.
Epic Lavender Festival to be held Sunday
by JONATHON LIEDTKE
The first-ever lavender festival in Essex County will be held at Serenity Lavender Farm this weekend. On July 8, artists, musicians, writers and artisans will gather at the farm to celebrate a “fun-filled sensory experience to remember”, while guests experience the colours, the aromas and flavours of lavender.
Local musicians will provide entertainment while patrons are able to view the artists and artisan alley, and participate in art and crafting demostrations, harvest demonstrations, and lavender picking.
Read more at OurWindsor.ca: http://www.ourwindsor.ca/2012/07/epic-lavender-festival-to-be-held-sunday/
Rino’s first blog post as the Locavore for the Windsor Star:
What do you think about the ban?
The LaSalle Strawberry Festival kicked off last night and this year they have local strawberries!
There will be lots of music, entertainment, rides and vendors so take the drive with the family.
The Kent Federation of Agriculture (KFA) is again offering two scholarship opportunities. Realizing the importance of post secondary education in the agriculture business the KFA is pleased to offer two scholarship opportunities.
Each scholarship will be for $1,000 and each recipient must be from the family of an Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) member in Chatham-Kent – which equates to a KFA member. There are approximately 2,000 KFA members in Chatham-Kent. Students must be enrolled in an agriculture related program. Students may be entering their 1, 2, 3 or 4th year of any agriculture related program.
Application forms are available from the KFA office. Deadline for application form remittance is August 31, 2012. The KFA scholarship selection committee will evaluate all applications. For more information or for an application form please contact any KFA board member or the KFA office at 519-674-1500 ext 63595 or email email@example.com Application forms may also be found at www.ofa.on.ca/kent under events.