The Field to Table Schools educators run hands-on, interactive Food Literacy workshops in classrooms across the city.
We visited the Grade 5 students from Driftwood Public School to talk all about community, nutrition and the importance of sharing good healhty food - or in this case, delicious vegetable soup!
Here's what one student had to say...
“A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible." - Welsh proverb
Winter’s end is around the corner, and for gardeners, it means a new growing season is dawning. As a culturally diverse city, there’s a wealth of opportunities for urban growers in Toronto to learn other cultures’ agricultural practices and seed saving traditions. Among gardeners is a budding interest to learn about traditions from Indigenous groups in Canada.
Every day, 250,000 Torontonians drive past an industrial bulding located at the Queensway and Park Lawn Road, unaware of the flurry of activity inside. Beyond the grey exterior, 5.3 million pounds of fresh vegetables and fruit pass daily through this 40-acre Etobicoke warehouse, Ontario's produce "stock exchange." On May 25 for one day only, the Ontario Food Terminal will open its doors to the public for the second time ever for Taste of the Food Terminal, a family-friendly event in support of FoodShare.
As spring and summer approach and FoodShare's seasonal Good Food Markets get going, there are more ways than ever to get fresh, delicious vegetables and fruits!
Students have started over 2,000 plants for our school based market gardens and are excited to announce we will be selling school grown produce Thursdays at East Lynn Park Farmer's Market this season.
FoodShare is deeply saddened to share that Stuart Boyer Coles, who played such a pivotal role in the formation of FoodShare, passed away on March 23, 2013.
A huge thank you goes out to all the chefs, beverage partners, sponsors, staff, volunteers, and guests who made this year's Recipe for Change a great success!
Called "wickedly delicious" by View the Vibe, the event raised $43,000 to support FoodShare's Recipe for Change Initiative, which works to make healthy food and Food Literacy a vital part of all schools.
UN Special Rapporteur Reports Back on Right to Food Mission to Canada - March 4th Public Meeting at FoodShare
The much-anticipated final report from UN Special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter on his Right to Food Mission to Canada last May 2012 was formally presented to the United Nations Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland on March 4, 2013. Following his statement, Mr. De Schutter addressed more than 50 meetings across Canada via live streaming from Geneva, coordinated by Food Secure Canada with technical support provided by the University of Ottawa. People from as far west as Nanaimo, British Columbia, across to St. John's, Newfoundland in the east, and Pangnirtung on Baffin Island, Nunavut in Canada's Far North, gathered to listen to Mr. De Schutter's recommendations for Canada.
Shelagh Gordon touched many lives, through simple acts of everyday kindness. Her humour, generosity, and care knit together rich and meaningful relationships. Shelagh passed away suddenly at the age of 55 last year, but her ability to affect others lived on through a portrait of her so-called "ordinary life" in the Toronto Star.
Apples! Colourful carrots! Crunchy fruits and vegetables! On March 7th, 2013, we
celebrated Nutrition Month with more than 65,000 participants across Ontario and the world as we hosted our sixth annual Great Big Crunch. Children, youth and adults from classrooms, gymnasiums, offices and homes from as far as Australia, Brazil and Russia bit into crunchy vegetables and fruits to not only promote, celebrate and enjoy healthy snacking, but to also highlight the availability of local produce all year round. By the time we finish collecting reports from all who joined in, that number of participants in expected to top 150,000!