Locke Street Holdiay Market - THIS Saturday is their last day!

Locke Street is having their LAST Holiday Market THIS Saturday Dec 17th.
10am-5pm 211 Locke Street S (Fenian Films)
FEATURING: local arts and crafts, holiday music, food and beverages PLUS! vendors from the Locke Street Farmers' Market.
Jerry's Berries will be selling frozen raspberries - while supplies last!
Richardsons Farm will be there selling their preserves, baked goodies, honey, maple syrup, sweet potatoes and apples!

Tool Drive at Parkview School

The Hamilton Community Garden Network (HCGN) is holding a tool drive!

Wednesday, December 14th from 6:00-9:00pm
Parkview Secondary School, located at 60 Balsam Avenue North in Hamilton.

The Network will be collecting new or gently used tools for community garden projects throughout Hamilton, including Oliver’s Garden Project and a Community Garden Tool Trailer.

The evening also will include a student talent show (starting at 6:30pm), light refreshments for sale and the sale of herbs and house plants to support the Growing Parkview Project. This project will be growing vegetable seedlings in the spring for distribution to community gardens.

An almost-winter recipe!

This recipe comes from Foodland Ontario's great recipe database where you can find great ideas to make lots of great Ontario based meals!

Sweet Potato Apple Pancakes

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) packed brown sugar

  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking powder

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla

  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) mashed cooked Ontario Sweet Potatoes

  • 1 Ontario Apple, cored and chopped

  • Shortening, for cooking

  • Ontario Maple Syrup


In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl, beat together milk, eggs and vanilla; stir in sweet potato. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Stir in apple.
Using 1/4 cup (50 mL) batter for each pancake, spoon into lightly greased skillet over medium heat; cook until tops are bubbly and edges cooked. Turn and cook until golden. Serve immediately with maple syrup.

You are invited to....

Environment Hamilton's "Festive Local Food and Frills Fair!"

Local farmers and producers are coming to our office building (22 Wilson St - Sonic Unyon Records) on Friday Dec 9th
7pm-9pm to sell their locally produced goodies.

Vendors include:
Cake and Loaf Bakery
Gathering Bliss
Homegrown Hamilton
Morden's Organic Farm
Parkside Highschool
VG Meats
Weir's Lane Lavender

As part of Environment Hamilton's Open House and James Street North Art Crawl.

Buy Local for the holidays!