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Feast on the Farm

Tastebuds & Pearle Hospitality present:

FEAST ON THE FARM

IN SUPPORT OF TASTEBUDS’ STUDENT NUTRITION PROGRAMS

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Join us for our third annual dinner to celebrate the beginning of the growing season in southern Ontario. Previously hosted at the historic Ancaster Mill, this year’s event will be out on the farm, at Pearle Hospitality’s Earth to Table Farm. Gather your friends and family to sample plates of beautifully prepared local cuisine. Through the feast there will be live local music, a silent auction and a chance to interact with local farmers and chefs. Proceeds from this event will support Tastebuds, Hamilton’s Student Nutrition Collaborative and 3Acres, Tastebuds’ Local Harvest Program.

 Click here to download the flyer!

Thursday, May 26, 2016
5:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
The Earth to Table Farm
250 4th Concession Road W
(12 minutes from downtown Hamilton!)

BUY TICKETS ONLINE AT:

THEFARMFEAST.EVENTBRITE.COM
Cash & Cheque accepted at 350 King Street East, Suite 104
(First Place Building)

 TICKETS
All tickets include one complimentary beverage
$5 cash bar for wine and beer

General Admission – $ 75.00
Tastebuds’ Volunteer – $ 65.00
Group Special – $ 675.00
(10 tickets for the price of 9 + own table)

AGENDA

 5:30 P.M. – Cocktail hour –Let the music begin!
 6:30 P.M. – Welcome + food stations open, hosted by chefs and farmers
 7:30 P.M. – Tastebuds’ Feature Presentation
 8:00 P.M. – Food stations and live music continue
 9:00 P.M. – Silent auction closes
 9:30 P.M. – Food stations close – Silent auction and raffle announced
 10:00 P.M. – Safe travels home!

For more information, please contact Grace Evans at gevans@tastebudshamilton.ca or (905) 522-1148, Ext. 106

Harlem Globetrotter visits Hamilton school to talk student nutrition

Harlem Globetrotter, Buckets Blakes, will be joining FirstOntario’s cheque presentation of $250,000 for regional student nutrition programs on April 11. Tastebuds, Hamilton’s Student Nutrition Collaborative will be co-hosting the event at St. Joseph’s Elementary School and will also be a recipient of the new funding.

Anthony _Buckets_ Blakes poseThe Harlem Globetrotters are making their way to the FirstOntario Centre on April 15, in advance of their 90th Anniversary World Tour stop. FirstOntario Credit Union will bring Globetrotters star Buckets Blakes to visit St. Joseph’s Elementary School. Blakes will be speaking with the students about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

 In addition to the cash contribution, student nutrition programs also receive volunteers through FirstOntario’s Blue Wave employee volunteer team who work across several regions to deliver healthy breakfast and snacks ensuring students get a nutritious meal to fuel a day of learning.

Over the past two years, FirstOntario’s investment of $500,000 to the Student Nutrition Program has helped support over 78,000 students by providing access to healthy food and snacks. That number will continue to grow with the mo

st recent donation of $250,000 for a combination of $750,000 in total.

FirstOntario at St. Joe's

Blakes will also be stopping by FirstOntario’s Centre on Barton branch in the afternoon, from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. on April 11 to sign autographs and meet with fans.

Tickets for the Harlem Globetrotters at FirstOntario Centre start at $20 and are now available at www.CoreEntertainment.ca, the Dan Lawrie Box Office at FirstOntario Centre, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at www.CoreEntertainment.ca.During the Globetrotter tour, the team will visit over 400 schools and community centres to talk to youth about education and physical fitness.

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Join us at the Feast on the Farm!

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Join us for our third annual dinner to celebrate the beginning of the growing season in southern Ontario. Previously hosted at the historic Ancaster Mill, this year’s event will be out on the farm, at Pearle Hospitality’s Earth to Table Farm. Gather your friends and family to sample plates of beautifully prepared local cuisine. Through the feast there will be live local music, a silent auction and a chance to interact with local farmers and chefs. Proceeds from this event will support Tastebuds, Hamilton’s Student Nutrition Collaborative and 3Acres, Tastebuds’ Local Harvest Program.

 Please click here for more information!

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Tastebuds’ Great Big Crunch!

On March 10, Hamilton schools participated in an exciting, city-wide event called the Great Big Crunch. It was a special day of good food education, including a massive, synchronized bite into a crunchy apple to celebrate local food and healthy eating!

This year, Tastebuds’ Great Big Crunch had 17,394 crunches across the city!

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St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary School crunched together in the gymnasium. Check out all 550 staff and students holding their apples here.

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650 staff and students at Templemead Elementary School crunched all over the school!

 Canadian Martyrs

At Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School, 200 students bit into juicy crunchy apples throughout their day!

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At Bennetto 550 students crunched down together!

 Sir Wilfrid

At Sir Wilfrid Laurier School 500 students crunched together in their apple orchard! 

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The grade 12 students made the crunch happen for 725 students at Nora Frances Henderson Secondary! And student Colin’s masterpiece commemorated the day for the school – check out his craftsmanship!

 Strathcona

200 students at Strathcona crunched apples for the Great Big Crunch – and one lost a tooth in the process! Tooth fairy, get ready!

 Whether Hamilton programs or schools participated in a day’s worth of activities or just one BIG CRUNCH, we hope your students got excited about local food and healthy eating! 

Menu Planning & Budgeting Workshop

Menu Planning & Budgeting Workshop

Click to download flyer

Click to download flyer

Suzanne Giovannetti, Student Nutrition Program Assistant/Centralized Food Purchasing Coordinator, and Donna Weldon, Health Promotion Specialist with the City of Hamilton, will be presenting menu planning options utilized in actual student nutrition programs and how to budget for them! Snacks and refreshments will be served. Limited Seating, Register Early!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nora Frances Henderson Secondary School
75 Palmer Drive, Hamilton

OR

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dr. John M. Perkins Centre
1429 Main Street East, Hamilton

Click here to register online!

For additional information:
Call (905) 522-1148, Ext. 0 or email info@tastebudshamilton.ca

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