The Lakeside Locavore Lunch happens this Sunday, July 12th (12-2:30pm) at John R. Park Homestead. $20 gets you a plate and utensils and tickets to trade for tastes of local foods.
This event highlights Locavore opportunities in Essex County. You can learn more about this ‘green’ movement as you savour an afternoon by the Lake enjoying live music, tasting locally grown foods, a fine array of local wines and more. Also featured will be ‘food for thought’ sessions ? wherein local farmers and food producers share their specific knowledge about their products and the delicious bounty that our region offers and the benefits of buying local.
I went last year and it was a good start for this kind of event but there were a few issues that I hope they have fixed (including boring speeches that you could barely hear but did not really have to do with local food anyway). Still, if the weather’s nice it is a good event to attend. Check our their PDF for more information.
The WindsorEats.com next Wine Trail Ride takes place on Saturday, July 18th but do not wait to get your tickets as they are almost sold out! $25 gets you tastings and tours at 2-3 wineries plus a meal at the end of the trip.
And do not forget that the Downtown Farmers Market runs every Saturday starting at 8am! Rain or shine, head out and support your local food producers.