For Christmas I was given a copy of The Ontario Table, by Lynn Ogryzlo featuring the best food from around the province. Featuring over 100 farmers and food producers, Lynn introduces the reader to local growers, culinary regions, and delicious recipes that uses the local produce of Ontario.
Author Lynn Ogryzlo not only produced a beautifully photographed culinary journey of Ontario that anyone with an appreciation for good food would love to own, but she has an interesting challenge that I wanted to share here: ‘The Ontario Table $10 Challenge’ .
From her website/book:
If every household in Ontario spends $10 of their weekly grocery budget on local food, there would be a $2.4 billion influx into the province’s economy each year.
$10 a week isn’t a lot, and quite achievable considering all of that Ontario has to offer. Aside from the local fruits, vegetables and herbs, one could include Ontario meat products, eggs, cheese, wine, honey, maple syrup, cider, and baked goods (just to name a few) to meet this challenge!
If you are up for the challenge, and would like to support the local farmers and food producers here are a few links to get started:
- Grown in Peel: Guide to local farm locations all within a 45 drive of Peel Region and a local what’s-in-season guide
- Eat Local Caledon: Great guide to eating, buying, growing and selling local in the Caledon area. Find local events supporting our local food producers, including the Eat Local Dinner Series.
- Foodland Ontario: Good things do grow in Ontario!
For more information about The Ontario Table and the $10 Challenge please visit Lynn’s website at http://ontariotable.com.
If you have a site you would like to share supporting Ontario farmers and food producers, and/or your own comments and tips on buying, growing, eating local please share below!