Tastebuds Hamilton – student nutrition collaborative is a partnership program that strives to provide children in our community with access to healthy food. Tastebuds is an amazing organization that supports 168 student nutrition programs in 142 locations across Hamilton. In the 2014-2015 school year, the staff and 1,269 volunteers helped service an average of 30,082 students per day!
Tastebuds hosts an annual celebration every year to support their programs and to celebrate the start of the growing season. This year on Thursday, May 26th Feast on the Farm will be taking place…on the farm! That is the Earth to Table Farm which is only 12 minutes from downtown; don’t you love living in an urban-rural community? You’ve most likely experienced this farm already if you’ve eaten at ETT: Bread Bar or at Ancaster Mill, and yes, you can expect the food at this event to be just as awesome. Feast on the Farm is the perfect opportunity to dive into local cuisine, meet the farmers, and see where your favourite food comes from, all while supporting Tastebuds and 3Acres (Tastebuds’ Local Harvest Program)!
Last year the event was held at Ancaster Mill and the food was outstanding . Here is a little sample of last year’s event to get you excited for this year:
Don’t wait any longer! You can get your tickets for $75 online at
If you’re looking to get a head start on your vegetable garden this spring you must go to The Mustard Seed Co-op’s seedling sale on May 7th and 8th! This year there are 20 different farms offering organic, heirloom and local seedlings.
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This spring isn’t feeling very spring-ish, but I’m still craving fresh green veggies and lighter meals while still wanting to be warm. This calls for soup!
One of our favourite spots for soup is the Burnt Tongue, but it was closed on Sunday and I wasn’t wanting to go out in the storm anyway. So, what would the guys at the Burnt Tongue do? I was inspired by their creative and delicious soups that they serve, so I put together this “cream” of mushroom soup with a few things I picked up at the market. I wasn’t so sure about the fennel at first, but it turned out to be amazing in the soup.
This is a great combination to keep you warm, while filling your bowl full of light and healthy vegetables.
If you are looking for a unique experience this Family Day weekend or need a special gift for your sweetheart, we have just the tour for you!
Join us Saturday, February 13 for a special culinary experience tailored for anyone with a sweet tooth. The Sweet Treat Valentine Food Tour starts at 11 am and takes you to the sweetest spots in Hamilton, just in time for Valentine’s Day!