By: Mary Carver, P.H.Ec.
‘For 10 Days Agriculture Comes to the City.’ What an appropriate annual tag-line used by The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF).
Since 1922, Agriculture has brought international attention to Toronto in November, as farmers, producers, commodity groups, and homesteaders arrive, to exhibit their very best agricultural products and livestock.
Competition is steep, but food education is a primary focus at RAWF. Many features meld seamlessly into Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum.
This year, Royal planners invited Professional Home Economists, Registered Dietitians, Food Educators, Researchers, Farmers, Authors and Consumers to discuss food perspectives on Nov. 7th. The invigorating event was promoted as The Royal Food & Nutrition Forum and held on-site.
By: Wendi Hiebert, P.H.Ec.
Another great speaker has just been added to the agenda for the Food and Nutrition Forum at The Royal! Just one of many reasons why you should register for this event.
Pat Crocker has released a timely cookbook - Healing Cannabis Edibles: Exploring the Synergy of Power Herbs. She will present and answer questions about cooking and healing with cannabis. Her cookbook will be available for sale. This pertinent presentation is one more good reason to sign up for the Food and Nutrition Forum on Nov. 7th.
Read below for seven more reasons for why you should attend the Forum at The Royal.
You are invited to the annual Food and Nutrition Forum held at the 2018 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair at Exhibition Place in Toronto.
By: Andrea Gaudet of the Half-Assed Hobbyist
Originally posted on September 19, 2016 on the Half-Assed Hobbyist.
This whole gardening year I have had high hopes that I would have enough tomatoes to make this savoury tomato jam. With the devastating falling over of my giant tomato plants, I thought for sure I would be waiting till next year to achieve this dream. But. My plants had other ideas.
I managed to collect enough for two batches of a savoury tomato jam that was an office favourite at the test kitchen I worked for back in AB. Essentially its the most fancy ketchup analog you'll ever eat. I love it on toast, warmed up on sandwiches, or even by the spoonful. Haha. ;)
By: Erin MacGregor, RD., P.H.Ec. of Howtoeat
Here at How to Eat, 2018 has been a fruitful year of hands-on learning about where our food comes from. Over the past several months, Dara and I have had opportunities to meet farmers, plant scientists and agriculture experts in a number of different settings, and we’ve learned a lot about what is and isn’t true when it comes to our food system.
Last month, the folks at Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan invited us out to Saskatoon where we hobnobbed with real-life Canadian farmers and producers who hosted us in touring their farms and production facilities and fielded some of the most common questions we hear from our friends, family and followers.
Farm and Food Care’s mission is to provide credible information on food and farming to non-farmers. They are supported by most of the major agricultural groups in Saskatchewan, along with food processors, agri-business, government and individuals who support their vision of connecting consumers to food and farming.
By: Sue Soderman, P.H.Ec.
Strawberries are the most popular of all the berries. This sweet juicy treat is easy to pop in your mouth. Their season is short and is dependent on how the Spring has progressed. They are best eaten just after being washed but they can be made into desserts, jams, jellies , muffins, sauces or sliced on top of cereal or a salad. Because of their bright red colour and intense sweet flavour, they are a natural for eye and taste appeal when added to foods.
The Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) is proud to show support for the Fresh From the Farm Healthy Fundraising for Ontario Schools. This fundraising initiative provides schools the opportunity to raise funds by selling Ontario fruit and vegetables to the community, while promoting healthy eating and supporting Ontario farmers. Launched in 2013, Fresh From the Farm is entering in its sixth year and 1165 schools have raised over $1.1 million for school initiatives selling 2.7 million pounds of Ontario produce.
A copy of OHEA's cookbook 'Homegrown' sold for $200 on March 15th at a live charity auction held at the 91st annual Ottawa Valley Farm Show.
The sale raised $15,000 for CHEO's Neonatal Unit in one short hour.
Mary Carver, P.H.Ec. of the OHEA Board presents the buyer Mark Groen of Monsanto Canada with his copy of the book which celebrates foods that we grow, raise or produce in Canada.
Bravo to the Ottawa Valley Farm Show, all auction donors and buyers. Bravo to homegrown Canadian food and the farmers that produce it.
Raising the Salad Bar: Together bringing more healthy, local foods into British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador Schools.
Originally posted HERE on Farm to Cafeteria Canada
Farm to Cafeteria Canada is pleased to announce that we are partnering with the Whole Kids Foundation, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Public Health Association of BC, Sustain Ontario, Equiterre, Food First NL, and Quebec En Forme to deliver Farm to School Canada Grants to Schools in 4 provinces – BC, ON, QC, and NL. The grants valued at up to $10,000 are designed to establish or enhance efforts to bring more of the local harvest into schools where it is featured in a salad bar meal service. We want to see more students and school communities engaged in growing, purchasing, harvesting, cooking, serving, learning about, and eating healthy local foods at school.
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) recently released the final report of its Food Literacy Attitude and Awareness Research Project, with support from the Government of Ontario in partnership with the Greenbelt Fund.
OHEA is proud to have been a part of the advisory committee along with the Nutrition Resource Centre, AgScape & Farm and Food Care Ontario.
The Ontario Home Economics Association, a self-regulating body of professional Home Economists, promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.