"If every household in Ontario spent $10 a week on local food, we’d have an additional $2.4 billion in our local economy at the end of the year. Keeping our money circulating grows those dollars to $3.6 billion and creates 10,000 new jobs" according to "numbers... compiled by Dr. Kevin Stolerick of The Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto, and Doug Vallery of Experience Renewal Solutions, Toronto" for Lynn Ogryzlo, author of The Ontario Table.
Ogryzlo is a passionate locavore and she has challenged us all to take the $10 Challenge. In her recipe book, The Ontario Table, she makes it easy to go well beyond $10 worth of local ingredients by providing countless mouth watering recipes made strictly from produce available in Ontario. She also has an monthly $10 Challenge magazine full of recipes and interviews and information about local food. Here is July's issue:
Ogryzlo will be attending the Dundas Farmers' Market this Thursday from 3-7 to sell and sign recipe books. Many of the market vendors will be participating and will explain what the $10 Challenge could mean for their business and our community. Keep an eye out for givaways provided by the amazing market organizer with help from the market's generous vendors. The Dundas Farmers' Market is conveniently located in Municipal Parking Lot 7D at Hatt Street and Miller's Lane.