On November 28, 2013, 50 community members and school food leaders gathered at FoodShare to ‘Say Yes to Good Healthy Food in Schools’ for an evening of dialogue and action planning on the future of School Food Programs. The event was moderated by FoodShare Board Member and author of the ‘No Nonsense Guide to World Food’ Dr. Wayne Roberts, with opening presentations from Executive Director of FoodShare Debbie Field, Mena Paternostro from the Toronto District School Board, Coordinator of the breakfast program at Gledhill Public School Karen Ingham, MPP Jonah Schein, and David Letra from the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Wayne provided the summary of the evening including 12 key points for how we can create a Culture of Yes in defining this movement.
Freekeh, Frikeh, Fereek. Any way you spell it, any way you cook it, this green wheat wonder is a unique and nutritious addition to any meal.
Yesterday, FoodShare Toronto was grateful to receive a donation of 1200 boxes of Freekeh from our partner, Hain Celestial Canada. Eager to experiment with this smoky, Middle-Eastern grain, our chef Leonard Abel simmered up a massive batch of Freekeh for the lunches of over 80 people in the FoodShare community.
FoodShare will be closed from 12pm noon on Tuesday December 24 until Thursday January 2, 9am.
Last Delivery of 2013: December 16 - 20, 2013
First Delivery of 2014: January 6 - 10, 2014
Orders for January 6-10, 2014 can be sent by fax, email or phone anytime between Dec. 2, 2013 until Jan. 2, 2014 at 12pm noon.
We CAN receive orders during the time that we are closed. Please send at your convenience.
Please check with the coordinator at your Good Food Box stop for the deadline to place your order for January 2014.
Have a safe, happy and healthy holiday season!
For more information, please contact Delsie Hyatt
Phone: 416-363-6441 ext. 234
Apples tower and shine along the window’s edge. Local potatoes bump up against imported cassava and mango. Rows of kale, celery, and zucchini burst with the same tint and glimmer of the newly decorated bus walls. A crowd gathers to behold this coming together of a market. A community comes together to eat and to celebrate. On October 31, FoodShare was proud to launch its Mobile Good Food Market bus at Ryerson University.
The CAMH Sunshine Garden and Market celebrated another successful year by hosting their Harvest Celebration during the last week of October! And the garden has much to celebrate - 2013 proved to be their most abundant year yet, yielding over 537 pounds of fresh vegetables and fruits! This is the highest amount of produce harvested at Sunshine Garden in the five years that Liz Kirk has been the garden’s Onsite Coordinator.
What goes into your Good Food Box every week? Squash, peppers, apples, potatoes…and so much care! Without the tireless dedication of our Good Food volunteers, we simply wouldn’t be able to share with you in these ways.
So many of us want to engage with each other as we explore our personal and collective roles in food security, food systems, and food issues. FoodShare Talks is a book club and discussion series that promotes open dialogue to sink our teeth into some of the leading ideas driving our food movement. Meetings are held seasonally following a book club inspired discussion group format to share questions, reflections, and comments. This winter, we’re going back to where it all started with Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé.
On October 30, Carolynne, from our Field to Table Schools team, conducted our popular Stone Soup workshop for three kindergarten classes from neighbouring Brock Public School.
Improving Food Access tells the story of the Mobile Good Food Market and some of the profound impacts in improving food access for the communities served. You will also read about the experiences of program Coordinator Afua Asantewaa, as well as stories from customers at the Mobile Good Food Market facilitated by storytelling researcher and photographer Arlene Moscovitch.
In late 2011, FoodShare’s Field to Table Schools program was approached about an exciting opportunity: they were invited to tour an underutilized 16,000 square foot school rooftop. And so began the designing and dreaming of what would become an urban garden and education centre, the largest school-based project of its kind in the city. On October 17, 2013, we gathered with many partners and supporters to celebrate the new space!