Eat Local this Holiday!
Resources to commit to a 100-mile Christmas dinner in Caledon and holiday recipes.
Happy Holidays from the ELC/CCA team!
Good food and drink are highlights of this festive season, and there are many opportunities to include local choices. It could involve entertaining with Ontario wine and cheeses, pre-ordering an Ontario free-range turkey from a local shop, using local honey or maple syrup instead of sugar in your holiday baking; giving gifts of homemade preserves; using farm-fresh eggs to make your own eggnog, committing to a 100-mile Christmas dinner… the list goes on and on. This blog post includes some information to help you on your quest to include local food in your holiday activities.
Eat Local Caledon Holiday Directory
The 2011 Eat Local Caledon Holiday Directory is here to help you locate local foods and ingredients and to support our local farmers and small businesses throughout the holiday season. It lists the farms and small shops that have sweet apple cider, holiday baking, local fruits & vegetables, homemade jams & preserves, honey & maple syrup, Ontario cheeses, free-range turkeys, other holiday meats, and wine and hard cider.
Cut-Your-Own Christmas Trees at Albion Orchards
For the first year ever, Albion Orchards is offering cut-your-own Christmas Trees. Head over there to pick out a perfect locally-grown tree! Located at 14800 Innis Lake Road in Caledon East. Hours of Operation are: 10am to 6pm Mon-Fri, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm, and Closing Day is December 23rd. Phone: (905) 584-0354.
This is a great recipe for Honey-Ginger Snaps, which uses honey instead of sugar.
Stay tuned for more Holiday recipe ideas!