Fifth Annual Picnic at the Brick Works
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Noon – 4pm
Join us in celebrating the season’s bounty! For the fifth year in a row, we’re putting the spotlight on local growers, ranchers, fishers and artisans so gather your friends and family and prepare for the tastiest day of the year.
The Picnic will once again provide a virtual tour of the culinary regions of Southern Ontario—so taste the terroir of our foodshed and eat your way through the province.
Over the past four years, the Picnic at the Brick Works has delighted more than 1,500 guests in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. Slow Food Toronto chefs, and Ontario vintners and brewers, stand in solidarity with the farmers who support us all.
For Evergreen, proceeds will fund children’s food gardens and cooking workshops. For Slow Food Toronto, the funds support learning gardens, and connect consumers to local, sustainable food producers.
Full participant list coming soon!
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Highlights from last year’s picnic:
– Delicacies from 72 Ontario producers and 72 chefs, including Splendido’s Victor Barry with his McCutcheon’s Maple Brined Pork Belly, and Brad Long’s Beans with Chanterelles from Forbes Wild Foods.
– Dishes representing twelve regions in Ontario that make up our province’s diverse agricultural landscape.
– Twelve community partners working on environmental and food issues shared their ideas and strategies with 1,500 guests.
– More than 150 on-site volunteers, representing approximately 1,000 hours, helped make the event happen.
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