In 2009 the very first Terra Madre Day was organized by Slow Food and saw more than 1,000 events take place across 120 countries in one of the largest collective occasions celebrating food diversity and the right to good, clean and fair food ever achieved on a global scale.
In 2011, please stop by our vendor’s market and connect with a community of conscious eaters. Engage with Ontario’s local food communities and sample delicious local food from a myriad of producers in a family-friendly afternoon. Celebrate a local perspective on food through storytelling, music and hands-on activities. Meet farmers, fishers, cooks and food artisans. Buy ingredients and prepare food for the holiday season. Learn to make informed food choices. All events listed below are from 2:00-6:00pm unless otherwise stated.
Terra Madre Day 2011 Programming:
Room: Brigantine Room and Marilyn Brewer Community Space
Stop by our vendor’s market and connect with a community of conscious eaters. Engage with Ontario’s local food communities and sample delicious local food from a myriad of producers in a family-friendly afternoon. Buy ingredients and prepare food for the holiday season. Learn to make informed food choices.
Pfenning’s Organic Farm
Chocosol Chocolate Traders
Dolece Lucano Inc.
100km Foods Inc.
The New Farm
Akiwenzie Fish and More
Local Dairy Foods
Pristine Gourmet c/o and Persall Fine Foods
Mycosource Inc./Fun Guy Farms
Matchbox Garden and Seed Co and Jason Inniss Catering
Room: West Arcade, York Quay Centre
The sensory workshop is designed to help participants explore and identify how our senses influence our experience with food. It examines how we use our hearing, sight, touch and smell as well as taste when we eat different food. It is an interactive workshop which is very popular with all ages. Of course age does change the experience but it is for everyone. Participants will move through a series of stations that focus on one particular sense.
Room: Lakeside Terrace, York Quay Centre / Time: 2:30-5:30pm
Join Slow Food Toronto for a variety of fun, child-friendly food workshops with Toronto chefs and Ontario farmers to help celebrate Terra Madre Day! Children will have a chance to participate in some hands-on activities involving creating their very own culinary treats beginning with raw ingredients and leave with a delicious final product!
For example, children will have a chance to grind Ontario corn using a pedal-powered bicycle grinder and make authentic and delicious corn tortillas with Toronto’s own Chocosol!