#loveONTfood Twitter Party June 3rd-8PM ET

#loveONTfood

With the summer here, one of my favourite things to do is visit the local farmers markets. When you shop locally you are supporting your community. I love the fact that I live in a farming community. Often my neighbours share with us their potatoes, onions, maple syrup and other yummy fresh foods. I am so excited to share with you all this fabulous twitter party.

Did you know? The United Nations has declared 2014 the Year of Farming Families. In Ontario, 37,000 farm families work 365 days per year to produce a bounty of local products.

From the farmers’ market or your grocery cart to the dinner table, Ontarians can enjoy the province’s bounty of Ontario dairy, eggs, flowers, meats, fruits and vegetables all year long. Here are three great reasons to buy local Ontario food:

* Great food and choices. The abundance of local food choices is incredible with something for every taste, budget and occasion.

* Choosing local provides a personal connection with what you eat. There is a story behind every basket of produce, cut of meat, loaf of bread and glass of milk.

* Caring for the environment — Ontario farmers are committed to growing crops and raising livestock in an environmentally sustainable manner which leaves our farms in better shape for generations to come.

Wondering how you can celebrate local food?

Here are six tips:

* Host your own local food celebration feast or barbecue with friends and family, each menu item has a story to be shared;

* Join the #loveONTfood Twitter party with farmers and foodies celebrating all things food and farming in Ontario June 3 at 8pm ET;

* Share your love of local food on social media using the #loveONTfood hashtag;

* Support your local farmers by choosing Ontario products all year long.

* Tour a farm virtually or find out more about how your food is produced here at home by visiting www.farmfoodcare.org and celebrate Local Food Week in Ontario

* Visit www.loveONTfood.ca for a full list of great resources on Ontario food and farming and more ideas on how to join in on the Local Food celebrations.

Ask all of your questions, celebrate farm families and help us tell the stories of the farmers who work hard to grow the fresh Ontario food that we enjoy so much. Tell your friends and get your questions ready for the #loveONTfood Twitter Party.

Make sure you follow on Twitter @FarmFoodCare for daily updates. 
Date: Tuesday June 3, 2014
Time: 8:00pm EST
Host: @FoodFarmCare and @loveONTfood 
Hashtag: #loveontfood
RSVP main page : http://bit.ly/1k58KQB
Twubs: http://twubs.com/loveONTfood
Prizes 

  • One (1) #BlendandExtend Prize Package valued at $75:loveONTfood Prize GraphicMushrooms Canada Apron, an Ontario Beef Apron, a T-Fal Frying Pan, a Cutting Board, and our Blend & Extend Recipe Book & Spice Pack.
  • Two (2): Pepper Mills, value $25/ea.
  • One (1): Ag More Than Ever apron, value $10.
  • Ten (10): OFVGA notebook & pen, value $8/ea
  • Ten (10): Apple Slicers, value $5/ea.
  • Two (2): Sets of mittens, value $15/ea.
  • One (1): Apron, value $15/ea.
  • Two (10): Mmm bacon tshirts, value$8/ea
  • Three (3): Pairs of socks & pen, value $12/ea.
  • Two (2): Sets of oven mitts, value $12/ea

I hope to see you there!

Comments

  1. Christine says

    Looking forward to party!

  2. Love home grown food! Tastes so much better! I'll be there for sure!
    My recent post Food Friday ~ Citrus infused Carrot Soup by Kathy Smart

  3. I am looking forward to the twitter party! I love visiting farmers markets with my boys, we just don't make it out often
    My recent post The Jennefit

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