Hamilton Eat Local's Harvest Breakfast

On October 16th, 2007 Hamilton Eat Local hosted a Harvest Breakfast to mark World Food Day. Hosted at the Bread & Roses Cafe in downtown Hamilton, the breakfast included delicious fare from local producers including: Dearsley's Meats, Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery, Plan B Organic Farm, Carluke Orchards, and Speakeasy Fair-Trade Organic Coffee Roastery.

Hamilton Eat Local's dear friend, Julian Radlein of the Hamilton Tiger Cats attended the breakfast and enjoyed his share of the delicious food.

We collected non-perishable food items for Hamilton Food Share. Thanks to everyone who attended!

Coverage in The Specator on Centre Mall Farmers' Market

Here is the link to an article in The Spectator on the Centre Mall Farmers' Market relocation:


Centre Mall Farmers' Market Petition

If you are interested in signing the petition to retain the Farmers' Market within the redeveloped Centre Mall property it is available online:


Upcoming Events

Frootogo Orchards' Hayrides
Pumpkin Field, Corn Maze, Petting Zoo
Every Weekend from the end of September to end of October.
Cancer Society Fundraiser, October 28th, 10-3pm
573 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
Contact: (905) 689.1652
Email: bhekman@cogeco.ca

Parkside Farms
Pumpkin Fest: Wagon Tours, Storeybook forest trail, pick your own pumpkins
Month of October
519 Parkside Drive,Waterdown
Contact: (905) 689.4829
Website: www.parksidefarms.com
Email: bendikkeboom@sympatico.ca

Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery
Halloween Ho-down, October 20,21 & 27,28
1468 #8 Highway, Winona
Contact: (905) 643.1015
Website: www.puddicombefarms.com
Email: info@puddicombefarms.com

National Farmers Union's "Food Down the Road Summit"
November 2-4
St. Lawrence College, Kingston

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
November 2 -11
Exhibition Place, Toronto
Contact: (416) 263.3400
Email: info@royalfair.org
Website: www.royalfair.org

A long overdue post: KAIROS Conference

On October 12th, Beatrice and I headed to the KAIROS Conference at the Mount Mary Retreat Centre in Ancaster. Beatrice had received an invitation to have a display on the Climate Challenge project and extended the invitation to me. The retreat centre is on a gorgeous property of 200 acres, unfortunately we had to stay indoors with our display.

The weekend included workshops on topics such as: Living off the Grid, Alternative Transportation, and Greening Sacred Spaces. We only attended on Friday night but one of our volunteers provided us with a review of the workshops. For more information check out the Climate Challenge blog at: http://www.hamiltonclimatechallenge.blogspot.com/