This was my magazine – or better put ezine. I wrote it for all those who thought eating local was a seasonal activity because – IT’S NOT. Local food is the food that supports Ontario agriculture so that could be anything from honey to beans and from chicken to popcorn.
I realized there was a need for a tool that would both educate consumers on what is local, when it’s available and also give them some quick and easy recipes to eat local year-round. It needs to be both fun and surprising.
The Ontario Table $10 Challenge: A Year of Eating Local ezine has become bigger than I could have imagined. We have over 32 agricultural commodity groups working with us to bring consumers real facts about Ontario’s food.
Inside each ezine you’ll be equipped with a comprehensive listing of available local food in that month. You’ll learn more details about local food through the agricultural groups as they offer you facts and interesting information about their industry. There will be timely information to keep you current with the seasons such as when to start looking for a CSA or when farmers’ markets open. You’ll meet more farmers and independent grocers who offer food grown around them. There is a new kind of recipe that visually highlights the local food on your plate and on the back page is a listing of events so you can become as engaged with local food as you want.
Here are the issues, click on each one and enjoy!