DECA Learns DECA Eats

My five-year-old son should be employed by Foodland Ontario.  “Mummy, I like Ontario food the best.”  “Mummy Ontario strawberries are my favourite.  Let’s always eat food from Ontario o.k. Mummy?”

DECA Learns – Canning Workshops

If you’re like him, you’ll want to bottle up that sweet local flavour and eat it all year long.  And DECA is here to help you do just that.  Our canning workshops are up and running again this year so mark your calendars.  Register early (melaniej.thompson(at) because the workshops sometimes fill up.  The workshops start at 7 p.m. and run about 90 minutes.

Wednesday, June 29th – Strawberries

Tuesday, July 26th – Plums

Wednesday, August 17th – Peaches & Pears

Wednesday, September 14th – Tomatoes & Salsa

Wednesday, October 5th – Cranberries, Thanksgiving, Gift giving for the holidays

Workshops will take place in the basement of the Mennonite Church (north side of Danforth, just east of Woodbine).  Cost is $10/session to cover our costs.  Again, space is limited so register in advance if you can and please please let Melanie know if you can’t make it because she’ll keep a waiting list.

DECA Learns – Foraging For Salad Greens

Did you know there is free, delicious, nutritious leaves can be harvested from the plant lamb’s quarters?  Did you know that lamb’s quarters grow wild right here in our neighbourhood?  For tasty greens to supplement your salad or soup, take a local foraging trip with Susan and Melanie.  On this half-hour walk and pick, you will learn to identify lamb’s quarters, harvest it and get tips on how to use it.

Thursday, June 23rd at 7 p.m. – Meet at the DECA table at the East Lynn Farmers’ Market

For more information, call 416-686-9676

East Lynn Farmers’ Market is a website about…yes local food.  They recently wrote about our market.  The writer loved it, but was concerned there weren’t enough shoppers to keep the market viable.  Let’s make sure we put our money where our mouth is and support the farmers’ market that we’ve come to love.

Are you on Twitter?  Follow the East Lynn Market at @eastlynnmarket

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