March 23, 2012 by
This year, a fun youth initiative has been added to the event roster for the “Taste of Woolwich” annual event. Several student groups have signed up and are scheming to come up with the yummiest recipe using locally sourced ingredients.
So if you know a teacher or youth group leader who may want to engage their class in learning about the social, economic, and environmental benefits of buying, cooking and eating locally, this initiative is as easy as 1,2,3…
The Local Youth Recipe Challenge invites Woolwich-based youth groups to
- ~ Decide on a Recipe
- ~ List recipe ingredients along with the local farm or food business source
- ~ Send it in by noon on March 29th
Here’s the hint – youth just need to check out the www.foodlink.ca web page, “Find Local Food” navigator to find out where the ingredients for their recipe can be found.
Chef Ryan Terry of Flow Catering will demonstrate one of the yummy recipes at the “Taste of Woolwich” event on April 16th, and the group whose recipe is chosen will be invited to Flow Catering to prepare samples of their dish to hand out to participants on the night of the event! Plus, all recipes submitted will be featured in our first ever “Taste of Woolwich Youth Cookbooklet”!
“A Taste of Woolwich”
Monday, April 16, 5-8 pm, Breslau Mennonite Church
Meet local farmers & restaurateurs, see cooking demonstrations by chefs & local youth,
sample & buy savory foods, and learn about the benefits of buying local!
Sponsored by Region of Waterloo Public Health, Foodlink and Woolwich Healthy Communities, a non-profit volunteer organization committed to making Woolwich an even better place to live, socially, economically, and environmentally. Details about the delicious workshops are at: http://www.healthywoolwich.org/WHC/HC_Month/hc_month%202012.htm
Laurie Malleau does project work for Foodlink. She likes to spend her leisure time in the company of foodie farming friends, sharing and learning about living sustainably with a focus on local food.