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QUEEN’S PARK PLATE SHOWCASES LOCAL FOOD & CULINARY SKILLS- The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation along with the Honourable Dave Levac, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, hosted the fourth Queen’s Park Plate Tues, November 4th. This unique event pays tribute to the local talent—and local food—grown and nurtured in Ontario’s Greenbelt.
MPP’s and mayors along with farming and environmental advocates toasted their local wine, cider or beer to the bounty of Ontario as seen through the eyes of some of the province’s leading culinary schools.
“Whether it’s honey, beef, or cheese, these culinary schools integrate local food into their dishes as smoothly as a Phil Kessel wrist shot,” says Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of the Greenbelt Foundation. “From Niagara to Nobleton, Burlington to Bradford, Queen’s Park Plate is a celebration of the good things that grow in Ontario. Our farmers, chefs, brewers, and vintners work hard to help grow our economy and make local food and drink, accessible to all.”
Providing the culinary delights were:
– Paul DeCampo, George Brown College
– Samuel Glass, Centennial College
– Joshna Maharaj, Ryerson University
– Tracy Winkworth, Liaison College South Coast and Belworth House https://www.thesilo.ca/?s=Tracy+Winkworth&x=0&y=0
– Aurelio Petraglia, Compass-Canada
– Andrew Vergalito, Italian Ice Cream
Plus wine, beer, and cider from:
– Reif Estate Winery
– Southbrook Vineyards
– King Brewery
– Steam Whistle Brewing
– Nickel Brook Beer, Better Bitters Brewing Company
– Geissberger Farmhouse Cider
The Foundation is dedicated to supporting farming and agriculture through its grant program; two thirds of the grants made by the Foundation support agriculture and local food. Grantees and projects include everything from environmentally friendly farm practices, to establishing new markets to improving public awareness of and access to local food.
*About the Greenbelt:*
Ontario’s Greenbelt is the solution for fresh air, clean water, healthy local food, and a thriving economy with good jobs. At more than 1.8 million acres, it’s the world’s largest permanently protected greenbelt, keeping our farmlands, forests, and wetlands safe and sustainable. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation works to help keep farmers successful, strengthen local economies, and protect and grow natural features. Join us! Learn more at: