HAYville is a new food and farming entrepreneurship program for 12-19 year olds in Caledon.

June 30, 2011 | | Blogs | Eat Local Caledon | Food

HAYville – Harvesting Agricultural Youth – A NEW PROGRAM!

HAYville is a new food and farming entrepreneurship program for 12-19 year olds in Caledon. You will learn how to start and run a food and farming business through hands on farm experience (planting, harvesting and marketing), workshops (farming, marketing, business, leaderships, value-adding, cooking, preserving and more), overnight camps (July 4-8 and fall) and ag-venture competition. No cost, except for overnight camps (July – $75).

How it works and what it involves from July to October:

1. Field work (planting, weeding harvesting), Farmers’ Market (marketing and selling), value-adding – work 5 hours per week for 8 weeks for a total of 40 hours credit

2. Skill Building Workshops – complete 5 of 8 workshops for a total of 20 hours credit

3. Attend Boot Camp (July 4-8th or 2 day fall camp) – total of 40 hours credit

Participants will receive:

1. Community Service Hours (40 hours) for program completion (grade 9 and up)

2. Skills training to set up food or farming summer job in 2012

3. Workshop completion certificate for each workshop

4. Graduation Certificate for successful completion of program

5. T-shirt, hat and water bottle

6. Prizes, gift certificates and opportunity to win grand prize for ag-venture competition.

Run by Caledon Countryside Alliance in partnership Albion Hills Community Farm at the farm (16555 Humber Station Road – north of Old Church in Albion Hills Conservation Area). For more information: check out Albion Hills Community Farm on Facebook, email: [email protected] or call 905-584-6221

Eat Local Dinner Series – Caledon Inn

Thursday, June 30th, 16626 Airport Rd., Caledon East, (905) 584-0033

The Inn’s Executive Chef will be preparing a 3-course meal, featuring an array of local ingredients. The cost is $30 per person, and vegetarian options are also available. Reservations are available for any time between 5 & 9pm and can be made directly with the restaurant at (905) 584-0033. www.thecaledoninn.ca

Caledon Farmers’ Market

Thursday, June 30th, 3:00-7:00pm, at Albion-Bolton Community Centre, 150 Queen St. South, Bolton,

-Celebrating the arrival of summer fruit

– Face painting and activities for the Market Sprouts Club

-Make-Your-Own Strawberry Salsa at the Eat Local Caledon booth

Cuisine Art at Alton Mill

Friday, June 15th-Sunday, June 17th,

Eat Local Caledon is excited to be involved in this unique event at the Alton Mill.  Now into its 3rd year, Cuisine Art celebrates local food, art and wine.  The event will include a farmers’ market, wine and art pairings, and performances by Humber River Shakespeare Company.  It will also include cooking demos and tastings by several local chefs, including Chef Giles Roche of Gourmandissimo, Chef Lena Valiquette of Tea Boutique, Chef Jill St-Amour of Millcroft Inn, Chef Shannon Fitzgerald of Shaw’s Creek Cafe, Chef Phil Dewar of Soulyve Caribbean Foods and Chef Jason Perkins of Ray’s 3rd Generation Bistro Bakery.

Schedule of the event’s activities, including the Chef demos.

2011 Farm to Table Directory

If you have not yet done so, please check out our 2011 Farm to Table Directory.  This directory is divided into several categories (fruit & veg, meat, baked goods, honey & maple syrup, beverages, etc.) and lists farmers/producers from throughout Caledon, as well as the larger Peel and Headwaters Regions.  The Directory was initially intended for restaurants and other culinary buyers, although is a great resource for anyone looking for local foods.  Please let us know if you know of any producers that should be included in our 2012 version.

Strawberries & Food In The Hills

Strawberry season has indeed arrived, and for many, this means that summer has too! For some information about strawberries, check out this Fraise Fever article in the recently released Food In The Hills Magazine (and while you’re there, check out all the other great foodie articles too). For further inspiration, a few Foodland Ontario recipes are also included below. Enjoy!

Brown Rice & Strawberry Salad

Peppered Beef with Strawberry Relish

Strawberry Mint Dacquiri

All strawberry recipes!

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