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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Received the following from MPP Randy Pettapiece this morning: Friends, Local food is so important to our local economy. I believe we need to do more to promote local food, and I need your input. That’s why I want to invite you to a special roundtable meeting I am holding on Tuesday May 21st. The Ontario government recently introduced Bill 36, the Local Food Act. I

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Thank you to all of the vendors and visitors (what Slow Food calls “Producers” and “Co-Producers”) who participated in today’s first outdoor market in Market Square. What a beautiful day! “Sir Antony John” (aka The Manic Organic of Soiled Reputation) entertained with live music and found some new fans:   Also, check out Mike Beitz’s article in The Stratford Beacon Herald.      

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We apologize for the last-minute invitation but wanted to make you aware of the upcoming potluck dinner we’re hosting at the Local Community Food Centre (612 Erie Street, Stratford) on Thursday, December 13th at 6pm. During the potluck, Steve Stacey and Shawn Hartwell, this year’s Slow Food Perth County delegates who attended Terra Madre in Italy, will share their experiences and photos from the trip.

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Every year, thousands of people celebrate Terra Madre (“Mother Earth”) Day by preparing a meal that includes, or attending an event that promotes the use of, GOOD, CLEAN, FAIR food. Although the official date of this celebration is December 10th, we have a couple opportunities locally to celebrate TMD over the course of about a week. 1. “MADE FROM SCRATCH” – coordinated by Slow Food

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Sustain Ontario is presenting a Farmer’s Market Voucher Webinar. While implementing a voucher program for a farmers market may increase access to good, clean, fair food for lower-income families, there are still many wrinkles in the concept to be ironed out. Does discounting the food add to the confusion about the true value of food? Would this program really generate MORE support for hard-working farmers?

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You are invited to join staff and volunteers at The Local Community Food Centre on November 22 for their Grand Opening! At 5:15 pm City of Stratford Mayor Dan Mathieson will present a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a special Thursday community meal at 6:00 pm. Information on The Local Community Food Centre and its programs will be presented alongside the meal. At 7:00 pm

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Hi Slow Food friends! About a month and a half ago, we confirmed and started to promote our indoor market location for the 2012-2013 season. We were thrilled, not only to be partnering with The Falstaff Family Centre ownership and staff to bring you the indoor market in a fantastic new location, but also because we were set to go with plenty of time to

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Generally, no news is good news. But sometimes, you get some feedback that serves no other purpose than just to say ‘thanks’. We recently received a lovely letter from one of our summer market vendors, Dean Trentowsky, and we are so tickled to be the recipients of such a kind gesture, that we just had to share. Please click on the thumbnail image to the

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