Recent blog posts
by Megan Hunter's blog on Jan-18-2011
Contrary to popular belief, many fresh local Ontario products are available to enjoy all year round.
by Megan Hunter's blog on Dec-22-2010
Entertaining friends and family over the holiday season can sometimes seem like a daunting task, but there are simple solutions that don’t break the bank and ensure your guests leave impressed. All you have to do is look to the Greenbelt to find some of the best cheese, wine, nuts and fruit available in the world.&
by Allison Decker's blog on Dec-09-2010
The following information has been provided to Greenbeltfresh.ca by the Ontario Outstanding Young Farmers Program.
Here's your chance to recognize someone with the title of the 2011 Ontario Outstanding Young Farmer. This award will be presented at the Regional Conference to be held next march 10-12 in Ajax, Ontario.
by Megan Hunter's blog on Nov-18-2010
This summer, as my friends and I were enjoying the warm evening weather and a glass of vino in my backyard terrace and garden, we realized that it would be a great idea to indulge in this activity on a regular basis. Hence, we started a wine tasting club and promised to take our new hobby seriously, with a scheduled gathering every couple of weeks.
by Carla B's blog on Oct-12-2010
As members of a foundation that supports organizations promoting local food, a few of us decided to put together an office food share containing the most Greenbelt and Ontario grown food as possible. One great thing about it is the more people involved in the share, the less you have to cook during the week!
by Allison Decker's blog on Sep-13-2010
Greenbeltfresh.ca was recently featured on DailyWebTV.com! You can view the video, where chef, writer and activist Joshna Maharaj talks about the importance of local food by clicking here: http://www.dailywebtv.com/York/video/19227/Greenbelt-Fresh-
by Aviva Friedman's blog on Aug-06-2010
They are not just pesky lawn weeds – dandelion greens are actually a delicious and nutritious vegetable that can be used in summer salads, boiled and used in a stir-fry, or picked from the root and roasted as a coffee substitute.
by Aviva Friedman's blog on Jul-30-2010
There’s nothing quite like picking your own farm-fresh food, skimming the rows of growing produce as if you were in a grocery store, looking for the juiciest fruits on the plant. One of the best Greenbelt summer-time activities is a pick-your-own adventure.
by Aviva Friedman's blog on Jun-30-2010
I have the sweetest tooth in the world. I'd be okay eating chocolate covered strawberries for the rest of my life. Fill my plate with jelly beans and I'm in heaven. Load a cupcake with icing and watch me drool. Topping the list of my favourite desserts is cheesecake! It's one of those desserts that seems to separate audiences - more people in my household are opposed to it than are in favour. But my friends and I made cheesecake last week, and this cheesecake was different; this one brought my family together in agreement and brought people back for days on end raving about it. Seriously. It’s life altering, sure to bring you buckets of praise, and it's made with the Greenbelt berries of your choice!
by Aviva Friedman's blog on Jun-26-2010
When I was a child, I was unjustifiably jealous of my best friend. When she had a real tamagotchi, I had a “pet”agochi fake. When she had a black lab to play with, I had my older sister. But what made me most jealous was the fruit tree growing in her backyard; she had a cherry tree, and I had a half-rotten apple tree. Her tree stretched up into the sky, lending fruit daily. Mine, bent over towards the ground, had misshapen arms and insect-ridden apples. Summer and cherries go hand in hand – wouldn’t you agree? And though they don’t grow from a tree in my backyard, they grow close enough for me to dig in and stain my lips red this season!