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4th Annual Pork Party in Market Square hosted by Slow Food Perth CountyOn Sunday August 17th, Slow Food Perth County will be hosting its 4th annual Pork Party in Market Square at the Slow Food Sunday Market. Roasted local pork on a homemade bun with gourmet condiments and slaw along with a glass of apple cider will be available from 11am to 2pm. FREE for current Slow Food Perth County members and $8 for non-members. People can enjoy their all-local lunch while listening to some live music.
The Slow Food Youth group will be cooking the pork overnight in Market Square using ‘Big Red’ – the Stratford Chefs School’s wood fired oven! While they’re camping out Saturday night they will also be selling barbequed sausage on a bun to late night revellers. Slow Food Youth have been operating a booth at the Slow Food Sunday Market all summer to raise funds for ‘10,000 Gardens in Africa’, an initiative by Slow Food International to create school gardens throughout the African continent.
We’d appreciate your help spreading the word through your channels. Download poster.
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Slow Food Perth County Youth & Executive

invite you to

Celebrate Summer Solstice with Slow Food Perth County Youth

Learn how to make fire from scratch!

Sunday June 22, 2014, 4:00pm

Potluck at Wawatasse Cottage

The Cottage name is Ojibway for ‘firefly’ which will be abundant very soon.

Please bring a summer dish plus drinks, plates/bowls, cups, cutlery and napkins for the meal, as well as blankets and/or lawn chairs for each member of your group.

Bonfire to follow!

DIRECTIONS

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From Stratford:

Take Hwy 7 toward St. Marys
Turn onto Line 15
At Perth-Oxford line, turn left.
Follow the cottage road to the T and turn left.
The celebration is at Cottage #20!
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Paul Finkelstein, 2014 Slow Food Canada Food Hero

Food Hero Paul Finkelstein
Photo Source: Best Health Magazine

Slow Food in Canada, representing all the Slow Food convivia across the country, recognized the contribution of six Canadian ambassadors of good, clean and fair food during its annual meeting held in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia May 1-4, 2014.

The Canadian Food Hero recognition is given each year by Slow Food in Canada to individuals who protect, defend and promote sustainable, good, clean and fair food by actively and positively contributing to a healthy food system, preserving the rich culinary history of their region, whether they are growers, harvesters, writers, entrepreneurs or activists.

The 2014 Canadian Food Heroes are:

Steve Stacey accepts Food Hero award from Voula Halliday on behalf of Paul Finkelstein

Steve Stacey accepts Food Hero award from Voula Halliday
Photo Credit: Michael Stack & Jens Gerbitz

  • Ghislain Trudel (Québec)
  • Chef Robert Clark (British Columbia)
  • Josh Oulton and Patricia Bishop (Nova Scotia)
  • Really Local Harvest (New Brunswick)
  • Tony and Penny Marshall (Prairies)
  • Paul Finklestein (Ontario)

Steve Stacey, SFPC Co-Chair, was in Tatamagouche for the Slow Food Canada National Conference and accepted the Food Hero award on behalf of Paul Finkelstein from the lovely Voula Halliday.

Congrats, Paul! Much deserved.

PRESS RELEASE Food Heroes 2014

 

 

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Our first week was sun-filled, making both vendors (“producers”) and consumers (“co-producers”) happy (especially since the forecast called for rain). The market will remain outdoors right through the planting, growing, and harvest seasons, until mid-October.

 

Slow Food Perth County Sunday Market outdoor season 2014

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On Thursday, March 20th, a small group of young foodies gathered at the Falstaff Family Centre in Stratford to talk and prepare FOOD.

Liz Mountain, Slow Food Perth County’s Youth Chair, coordinated this gathering so that a core group of young, engaged individuals could talk about all the great opportunities that exist for youth to take control of their food system and affect positive change. After discussing favourite homemade meals and reviewing some information contained in the handout, the kids made pasta from scratch and enjoyed it with homemade tomato sauce and sunflower sprouts.

Below are a few pictures from the event. The group will continue to expand, as more youth get involved. If your child(ren) would be interested in joining this fun group, a group that will make a lasting impact on our community and the way we think about and consumer food, please contact Liz Mountain for more information. For more information about the Slow Food Youth Network, visit our Youth Group page.

 

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Slow Food Perth County now taking orders for organic Florida grapefruit, oranges, and tangerinesWe are excited to announce that we will be taking orders on Sunday, December 29th for organic Florida citrus. Delivery will be on January 12th.

Please note, pre-payment is required to secure your order. No orders will be accepted by email. Please visit the Sunday Market between 10am and 2pm to place your order.

We will continue to place monthly citrus orders until the end of the Florida citrus season in March. It is our hope that this initiative will help us create a garden in Africa as part of Slow Food’s 1000 Garden’s in Africa project.

The following is a list of available fruits available this month, and pricing for each.

Organic Ruby Red Grapefruit

Medium to large in size, usually flattened at each end. Smooth yellow peel with areas of pink to red blush. Segments have a characteristic pink to reddish tinge. Few seeds. Great for eating or juice!

Available in 3 sizes:

10 lb    Member price: $15     Non-Member Price: $20

20 lb    Member price: $25     Non-Member Price: $30

40 lb    Member price: $50     Non-Member Price: $60

Organic Hamlin Oranges

Round to oval in shape, dark yellow to orange in color, with a thin and smooth peel. Medium sized and seedless. Great for juicing!

Available in 3 sizes:

10 lb    Member price: $12.50     Non-Member Price: $15

20 lb    Member price: $25            Non-Member Price: $30

40 lb    Member price: $50            Non-Member Price: $60

Organic Orlando Tangelos

Orlando Tangelos are a hybrid between a tangerine and a grapefruit. Slightly smaller than a navel orange, they have a tangerine taste and are very juicy. They generally have loose skin, are easy to peel and have few seed. Great for lunches!

Available in 2 sizes:

10 lb    Member price: $20     Non-Member Price: $25

20 lb    Member price: $35     Non-Member Price: $40

Thanks in advance for your support. We look forward to seeing you at the market!

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Thumbnail image | Message from Carlo PetriniPope Francis’s message to Carlo Petrini and indeed, all Slow Food members:

“Slow Food and Terra Madre’s activities, aimed at promoting methods of food production in harmony with nature, inspire feelings of sincere appreciation in my heart. I therefore encourage you to continue with this meaningful work. There is much need for people and organizations that encourage the cultivation and protection of Creation. Cultivating and protecting Creation is an instruction from God given not just at the start of history (see Genesis 2:15), but to each of us, in order to responsibly make the world grow, transforming it into a place habitable for everyone.”

Click image above for Carlo Petrini’s full message.

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Slow Food Perth County now taking orders for organic Florida grapefruit, oranges, and tangerinesWe are excited to announce that we will be taking orders on Sunday, November 10th and 17th for organic Florida citrus. Delivery will be on December 8th.

Please note, pre-payment is required to secure your order. No orders will be accepted by email. Please visit the Sunday Market between 10am and 2pm to place your order.

We plan to place monthly citrus orders beginning now until the end of the Florida citrus season in March. It is our hope that this initiative will help us create a garden in Africa as part of Slow Food’s 1000 Garden’s in Africa project.

The following is a list of available fruits and pricing for each.

Organic Ruby Red Grapefruit

Medium to large in size, usually flattened at each end. Smooth yellow peel with areas of pink to red blush. Segments have a characteristic pink to reddish tinge. Few seeds. Great for eating or juice!

PLEASE NOTE: There is a slight possibility that the grapefruits will not be ready in time for our shipment. If they are not available, you will be entitled to a FULL REFUND. We apologize for this uncertainty!

Available in 2 sizes:

20 lb case    Member price: $25     Non-Member Price: $30

40 lb case    Member price: $50     Non-Member Price: $60

Organic Navel Oranges

Large to extra-large fruit, round to oval, deep yellow to orange colour. Pebbly, medium thick peel. Usually seedless. Peels and sections very easily. Great for eating!

Available in 2 sizes:

20 lb case    Member price: $25     Non-Member Price: $30

40 lb case    Member price: $45     Non-Member Price: $55

Organic Hamlin Oranges

Round to oval in shape, dark yellow to orange in color, with a thin and smooth peel. Medium sized and seedless. Great for juicing!

Available in 2 sizes:

20 lb case    Member price: $20     Non-Member Price: $25

40 lb case    Member price: $40     Non-Member Price: $50

Organic Sunburst Tangerines

Sunburst tangerines have a loose thin skin that peels and segments easily. Rich in flavor, they are incredibly sweet and juicy. Vivid orange colour. Great for eating!

20 lb case    Member price: $35     Non-Member Price: $40

 

Thanks in advance for your support. We look forward to seeing you at the market!

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Come check out the indoor market at The Local Community Food Centre, 612 Erie Street, Stratford, ON.

Slow Food Perth County Sunday Market Indoor Winter Location The Local Community Food Centre in Stratford, Ontario

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From summer to winter in one week flat, today’s market was a shock to the system but people still came! Hope all of our Slow Food friends had a wonderful Mother’s Day.

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