This Meetup is for locavores, foodies, food lovers, vegans, vegetarians, nutritarians, meatatarians, agrarians, environmentalists and everything in between!
Our focus is attending social events relating to foods grown or raised within 250km of Burlington, Ontario.
Gathering friends old and new to visit farmer's markets, attend farm tours and festivals, dine at restaurants featuring local products are just some events we can do. Plan educational and fun excursions as a group. Share knowledge and the fruits of our labour with one another. Trade seeds, plants and recipes. Discuss relevant books. Share meals from each others gardens from the simple to the sublime. Seek out and find as many local organic sources for our food as possible. Encourage store owners to carry more local organic products. Root-cellaring, bee-keeping, year-round gardening, sprouting, preserving and where to find free range local organic beef and chicken...these are just some areas to explore!
...see you in the fields, on the farms, at the markets, in the restaurants and in your neighbours yards:)
The 38th Annual Guelph Organic Conference & Trade Show is a four day event where farmers & consumers meet! Over 40 Workshops from Jan 24-27 on topics such as layer flock production, greenhouse structures and women in organics. The FREE Trade Show is Saturday Jan 26 to Sunday Jan 27. Parking $12.
On Friday Jan 25th there is an organic food and wine dinner for $55 (vegetarian and vegan options available). I'll be going Saturday for the trade show and some workshops...there are so many to choose from!
It is a busy event but we could meet for for a coffee at the start and again later in the afternoon for a bite to eat and discuss the amazing things we have discovered. The energy and innovation at this conference is very inspiring. Bring a backpack and refillable coffee/water container.
If you are going on a different day feel free to post when and where to meet up with other Eat Local Burlington Locavores:). If you're a farmer please post what workshop you are presenting on.
$2 Eat Local Burlington (optional) donation would be appreciated to offset website expense.