This is by no means a complete listing of Food Revolution Day Events across the country. Only events open to the public have been listed. If you know of other events happening or are directly involved in any, please feel free to leave mention of them in the comments.
Organic Fair Food Revolution Day (Cobble Hill)
Come to the farm to learn and explore where your food comes from. We will have workshops showing how to make some delicious, quick and healthy dishes. Or learn about growing your own food. We will have healthy organic treats and dark chocolate tastings too! Come for a fun day on the farm! http://foodrevolutionday.com/public-event/520/Organic-Fair-Food-Revolution-Day.html
OYW Eat Fresh Eat Local (Richmond)
An event designed to help children, youth and families explore the farmer’s market and learn about the different fresh foods they can buy there. The event will include a tour of the Richmond Country Farm , face painting, games, and activities for children and youth of all ages. There will also be information about Healthy Eating and ways to keep fit and healthy in the summer. http://www.foodrevolutionday.com/public-event/59/FR-
Haney Farmers’ Market Taste and Try (Maple Ridge)
“Try It, You’ll Like It” is the theme for this event. Join volunteers from Golden Ears FEAST and Dishing in the Kitchen at a booth at the Haney Farmer’s Market on May 19-2012. Samples of seasonal and local food, cooking tips and tours of the market. http://www.foodrevolutionday.com/public-event/331/Haney-Farmers-Market-Taste-and-Try.html
Urban Ag Book Launch Garden Tour (Naramata)
Jennifer Cockrall-King enthusiastically joins The Food Revolution movement with the launch of her new book, Food and the City, in the middle of a beautiful permaculture and home veggie garden at the Maurer Art Studio and residence in Naramata, British Columbia. This is a free event to attend on May 19 from 11-5: http://t.co/MrRJD9Zt
Food Revolution Day in Moose Jaw
Franki Arnold will be hosting Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day at Moose Jaw’s YMCA Strong Start Centre on May 19th, 2012 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Kids, parents, grandparents, families are welcome to come out and celebrate real, healthy food with us! There will be games highlighting healthy foods to get everyone (especially the little ones!) excited about eating healthy, wholesome foods. Children and their parents will also have the chance to create their own salads with a lesson in making homemade salad dressing with simple ingredients (taught by David Arnold).https://gidsy.com/activities/7707/food-revolution-day-in-moose-jaw-2012
Regina Food Revolution
Come and meet some key players in our local food revolution on May 19, 2012 from 1-5 p.m! Local organizations will be available to discuss ways that you can become involved in promoting and consuming local and sustainable food. http://foodrevolutionday.com/public-event/552/FR-
Local Foods Grocery Store Tour, (London)
Take a tour of locally grown Ontario foods and Canadian selections in the grocery store with in-store dietitian Melissa Briones, MHSc. RD. Learn about the history of home grown foods, their nutritional benefits and how to use them in deliciously nutritious meals! Take a stroll to the garden centre to learn about foods you can grow this summer and tips on how to create your own edible garden! https://gidsy.com/activities/london/8045/local-foods-grocery-store-tour
Food Revolution Day in London at Covent Garden Market
An exciting day of free events in London Ontario Canada where we will be hosted at the beautiful Covent Garden Market!
- Growing Chefs teaching kids 3-12 valuable nutrition information
- Parents learning about nutrition for children from a nutritionist and how to read the labels on processed foods in the grocery store! Also: great ideas for organizing a busy life in the kitchen and staying healthy!
- Take a walk through the market with Dietican Melissa Briones, MHSc. RD.
- Come and and listen to Dr. Kresimir Jug talk about Life By Design - an essential part of transforming the world’s health. It is based on powerful principles that are scientific, logical and easy to follow.
- A session targeted at young adults starting out or anyone struggling to make ends meet who still wants to eat healthy – will have tips and suggestions for planning your meals. We will also teach you how to organize a kitchen to make cooking easy and convenient.
Food Revolution Day events in the Greater Toronto Area on May 19th:
Christine Tizzard will host a “Chefs’ Table” at the Stop’s Farmers Market at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, featuring Emily Richards, P.H.Ec. Come and shop the Stop’s Farmer’s Market to create your own personal real food picnic while meeting farmers and enjoying a locally grown feast (free, open to public).
Mardi Michels will host a free parent-child cooking class at The Kitchen Studio/ The Cookbook Store (free, open to the public, requires registration) from 10.30 – 12.30.
Denise Livotti will host a day of hands-on cooking classes and food education workshops at the Petits Chefs Academy in Vaughan (free, open to public requires registration) at either 10am or 1pm.
Kids’ potting at La Tasse Gamine (Montreal)
Celebrate Food Revolution Day as a family with this fun plant potting activity for children ages 2+. La Tasse Gamine is graciously hosting this event where children can plant their very own pea plants. The activity will be led by the folks at Urban Seedling. http://www.foodrevolutionday.com/public-event/340/Kids-Potting-at-La-Tasse-Gamine.html
Real Food Market (Montreal)
Celebrate Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and come and meet some of Montreal’s Real Food promoters at this first ever indoor market. Taste the culinary delights of vendors including:
- Osteria Venti
- Ryu Tapas
- Appetite for Books
- The Monkland Taverne
- Kalikori Olive Oil
The Real Food Market will be held at Espace Reunion, 6600 Hutchison Rd., Outremont, H2V 4E1, Sunday May 20th from 4pm to 8pm. Open to the public, for a nominal entrance fee of $5, which will be donated to Jamie Oliver’s Food Foundation. A raffle of food-related items, with all proceeds also benefiting the Foundation. First You Get the Sugar will make a special appearance at the market at 7pm, performing songs from their new album.
Other events taking place in Montreal include a Jamie Oliver inspired boxed lunch on May 18th at Appetite for Books.
BananaBoy will be hosting a taste testing/ demo event at Sobeys 00756 – Vaughan Harvey in Moncton, New Brunswick. A banana will be sampling food, handing out recipes and introducing you to a new and local children’s book superhero who is also the Food Revolution Atlantic mascot! http://foodrevolutionday.com/public-event/504/FR-