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FOODSTOCK: Save the Land that Feeds Us

  • Date: Sunday, October 16, 2011
  • Time: 11am - 5pm
  • Location: Honeywood Ontario
  • Address: French's farm just west of Highway 124 at Conover, Ontario,north of the 20th Sideroad. (Google Maps)
  • Phone: 416 537 9977

80 of Canada's best chefs cook up a storm to help Stop The MegaQuarry.

On Sunday, October 16th 80 chefs from Nunavut to Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia will descend on a small Ontario farming community south of Collingwood, ON to help put a stop to a proposed mega quarry project that would obliterate thousands of acres of high yield,Class 1 farmland.

The prospect of turning so much prime cropland close tothe GTA into stone has got food safety, sustainability and sovereigntyadvocates on the rocks.

The event, known as FOODSTOCK, promises to live up to its '60s era inspiration, with an anticipated crowd of 20,000 people in attendance. Celebrated chef Michael Stadtländer-whose nearby Eigensinn Farm andHaisai Restaurant have become internationally celebrated gourmet destinations-is heading up the event together with the Canadian Chef'sCongress.

FOODSTOCK is a pay-what-you-can event featuring gourmet dishes dprepared by 80 of Canada's top chefs, including Jamie Kennedy and Canoe Restaurant's Andrew Walsh. There will also be music by the likes of Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy, Sarah Harmer and a host of others, as well as scientist headliners speaking in opposition to the proposed mega quarry.

The mega quarry proposal in question was put forward this spring by TheHighland Companies, a Canadian corporation created by Boston-basedhedge fund the Baupost Group.

The proposed quarry would: · Be Canada's largest open pit quarry at 2,316 acres · Require extraction of 600 million litres of water per day FOREVER,affecting the watersheds of southern Ontario rivers
· Obliterate thousands of acres of high yield, Class 1 farmland madeup of Honeywood Silt Loam-a specialty soil now producing many kinds of vegetables in addition to approximately 50% of the GTA market for potatoes.

See nomegaquarry.ca or NDACT.com for more details.

For complete details or to learn more about Michael Stadtländer, please visit canadianchefscongress.com.

Admission: Pay what you can to support the cost of fighting the Quarry! PLEASE PURCHASE ONE TICKET PER PERSON, THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT, THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

Download a copy of the poster/directions by clicking here (OR COPY INTO YOUR BROWSER): http://tinyurl.com/18r

http://canadianchefscongress.com/2011/07/07/foodstock-in-melancthon-township-october-16-2011/

Posted by Redmama

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By Hamilton Foodstock (anonymous) | Posted October 04, 2011 at 15:41:17

Sign up for a spot on the free Foodstock bus from Hamilton by writing to hamiltonfoodstockbus@ecologyfund.net!

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