Beautiful fresh carrots from Local Kitchener from the FBC Flickr Group

FBC2014 Update

If you missed it last week, we announced the ticket sale date for FBC2014 as well as our first batch of speakers.  We hope to be announcing more speakers and sponsors this week.  For all the conference details you should check out the FBC2014 page. If you don't want to miss an update, be sure to look over to your right of this page and subscribe via email to our update feed! -->

Seedy Saturdays (and Sundays)

Spring is on its way (in theory anyway) and that means Seedy Saturdays and Sundays will start popping up across the country.  If you have ever wanted to grow your own food in your backyard or on your patio or in a pot on your windowsill, this is a great way to get started!

Toronto's annual Seedy Saturday and Sunday at the Evergreen Brick Works this weekend and they'll be helping to equip local food lovers with enough material and know-how to stock their homes with home-grown veggies and herbs and local Ontario food. Independent gardeners will trade seeds native to Ontario while local vendors sell equipment and host workshops on the origins of plants and how to grow them. The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair will be there to teach everything there is to know about supporting Ontario growers and producers and investing in personal deliveries of seasonal and local foods (vegetables, meat and dairy will all be covered). Visitors will be ready to support the local food economy and savour delicious seasonal foods, all in one weekend.

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Award Winners

Last week we asked you to drop a vote for some of our members up for awards.  Well, congrats are in order this week!

Congratulations to Jane from Hungry Janey for winning her category at the Saltys.

And congrats to Oh She Glows for winning the Best Health & Diet Cooking Blog and to Well Preserved for winning the Best Food Blog From Abroad at The Kitchn's Homie awards!

New Members

A big welcome to our latest group of new members and it's another big one this week!  We're happy to have you joining us.

And remember, if you have anything you’d like to share with your fellow members in the news, please let us know about it.  To have your submission appear in a Monday news post, the deadline is Friday at 5pm Pacific time.  You can send your 3-4 sentence submissions directly to Melissa and include any relevant links.

As always,

Melissa and Ethan

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