Hamilton’s food calender for July *Updated*

June 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Get involved with Hamilton’s Community Gardens at the City of Hamilton or the Hamilton Community Garden Network.

Check out the Hamilton Fruit Tree Project, pick fruit for Hamilton Food Share and get a portion of the pickings for yourself.

July 4
Mediterranean Flare with Sandy Pomeroy
Never boring, Mediterranean food is very healthy and extremely delicious. Join Sandy for her favourite style of cooking. The class will feature recipes from appetizer right through to a light and lovely dessert. Tempt your palate and become very popular among your guests!
Date: July 4, 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Burlington Goodness Me
Cost: $38.00

July 5
Small but Mighty Cooking Class: Toaster Oven Treats
Put your small appliance to work. Chef Wayne Baker will demonstrate how to make quick wholesome meals using the microwave, crock pot, food processor, toaster oven and electric grill. Participants will receive recipes and sample each of the foods demonstrated. This week: Toaster Oven Treats. Use a toaster oven to prepare dishes like meatloaf, pizzas, baked potatoes, hot sandwiches, desserts and muffins.Wayne Baker is a personal chef who specializes in preparing gourmet, quick and healthy meals on a budget.
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Ages: 18 years and older.
Cost: $30.00 per person.

July 6
Spectacular Salads with Sandy Pomeroy
Always one of our most popular classes! Sandy will teach you how to make mouth-watering, simple and nutritious salads out of fresh ingredients. All salads will feature a healthy dressing. These salads will be perfect for that hot summer weather.
Date: July 6, 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Waterdown Goodness Me
Cost: $32.00

July 8
Assault By Salt Cooking Demonstration: Low Salt Cooking
This free lunch and learn will feature information hidden salts in our foods as well as a demonstration of how to make your own salt less salad dressings and soups at home. Demonstration brought to you by the Hamilton Family Health Team. To register, please call 905-667-4862 ext. 337.
Date: Friday, July 8, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ages: 18 years and older.
Cost: Free Pre-registration required.

July 9
Market Fresh Cooking Demonstration: Marvelous Mushrooms
Learn how to make yummy finger foods with mushrooms. Local Organic Farmer and Amateur Mycologist, Daniel Morreale will demonstrate how to make mushroom Pate or paste to spread on bread or use in Pasta. Join us every week as chefs, stall holders, dieticians, farmers and food experts turn market fresh ingredients, into quick, easy, nutritious and affordable recipes. All ages welcome. No registration is required, but space is limited so arrive early.
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free

July 9
Rural Routes at Murphy’s Country Produce
On the day of the trip, meet at the Hamilton GO Centre (36 Hunter Street East) at 10 a.m., where we’ll board a chartered HSR bus and head to the farm. The farm visit will offer an opportunity to hear from the farmers, shop at the on-farm market and, in some cases, participate in an activity. Expect to arrive back at the GO Centre by 1:30 p.m.
Date: July 9, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Cost: Adults $7, child/seniors $5 (Tickets on sale at the Bread and Roses Café (27 King William Street, off James Street North).

July 12
Simple Summer Foods with Sandy Pomery
Summer is the perfect time for eating simple. Food is available and local but how should we prepare it? Join Sandy for this exciting new class. Dishes will feature local summer fare that is nutritious, appetizing and best of all easy to prepare!
Date: July 12, 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Gage Goodness Me
Cost: $38.00

July 13
Caring for the Garden, The Edible Landscape
So, you’ve chosen your vegetable plants and put them in the ground — that’s all there is, right? Nancy Lee-Colibaba shows you that there is much more to learn about vegetable gardening. Participants mulch, stake, vertical-train plants, weed, water and much more out in our Veggie Village plots. You also learn how to deal with insect and disease problems.
Date: Wed, 13 Jul, 2011 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: RBG Centre
Cost: Members $22, Non-members  $25, Pre-register by July 4. 

July 14
Summer Fresh Indian Vegetarian with Preena Chauhan
Discover spices and important techniques used in Indian cuisine with mother-and-daughter duo Arvinda and Preena Chauhan of Arvinda’s Healthy Gourmet Indian Cooking who teach home-style Indian cooking for the last 17 years and are makers of artisanal Indian spice blends, Arvinda’s. In this class we’ll show you how to make an authentic, healthy curry from scratch using local, seasonal and fresh market vegetables and an array of aromatic spices.
Date: July 14, 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Waterdown Goodness Me
Cost: $38.00

July 14
Little Sous Chef Demo – Free Workshop and Snack every Thursday
Register for this free workshop and snack every Thursday brought to you by Wesley Urban Ministries. Cooking in the kitchen is a great way for children to learn new words and have early math and science experiences. You will have fun making a simple lunch with your child. This one time demo is for children 3 – 6 years and their parents or caregivers. Program funded by the United Way’s From Here to the Bay Fund. Register today at 905-524-4884.
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages: 3 to 6 years.
Cost: Free Pre-registration required.

July 14
Newcomer Youth Cooking Club
Learn about healthy food preparation; create nutritious delicious recipes, bake and cook. 13-24 year old newcomers welcome. This Newcomer Youth Centre (NYC) program is funded by the YMCA and Citizen and Immigration Canada. Call Paula to register at 905-537-4268
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 13 to 24 years.
Cost: Free Pre-registration required.

July 16
Kids in the Kitchen: Strawberry Jammin’ with Karen Burson’s Eklectic Kitchen
I’ll give you a hint: the secret ingredient is strawberry jam. Join us every Saturday at 10am for Kids in the Kitchen. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required, but space is limited so arrive early.
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: Regular admission hours apply.
Ages: All
Cost: Free

July 16
Market Fresh Cooking Demonstration: Strawberry Jammin’ with Karen Burson’s Eklectic Kitchen
Succulent Strawberry Chevre Salad with Peppercorn Balsamic Dressing and Refreshing Strawberry-Watermelon Slushies with guest chef Karen Burson. Join us every week as chefs, stall holders, dieticians, farmers and food experts turn market fresh ingredients, into quick, easy, nutritious and affordable recipes. All ages welcome. No registration is required, but space is limited so arrive early.
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Ages:
Cost: Free

July 18-22
Kid’s Kitchen with Marlee Macleod
Want something fun, AND healthy for your kids this summer? Sign them up for Goodness Me!’s KIDS KITCHEN! A 5 session cooking program, which teaches your kids the value of healthy fats, proteins, and fibre! We will be making Lifewatcher friendly and kid approved recipes, as we teach them the value of healthy eating, whole foods, and home cooked meals. Help get your child on the path to a healthy lifestyle with this exciting new program! For Kids ages 6-10.
Location: Waterdown Goodness Me
Cost: $120.00
3 different time slots: 9:30-11:00 AM OR 12:00-1:30 PM OR 2:30-4:00 PM 

July 19
Kids in the Kitchen: Summer Iced-Tea Party
Use fresh herbs and fruit to create a refreshing beverage at our Summer Iced-Tea Party with guests Kelly and David of Sprout Camp. Join us every Saturday at 10am for Kids in the Kitchen. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required, but space is limited so arrive early.
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free

July 20
Becoming a Vegan the Healthy Way with Kathy Maraz
Want to know how you can go vegan and stay healthy? Join Kathy Maraz to learn the potential health benefits to going vegan! She will discuss how to transition, and the importance of vitamins, proteins and healthy fats. Kathy will examine the benefits to juicing and raw foods, as well as various dehydrating methods. You don’t want to miss this informative class!
Date: July 20, 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Locke Goodness Me
Cost: Free 

July 21
Summer Fresh Vegetarian with Preena Chauhan
Discover spices and important techniques used in Indian cuisine with mother-and-daughter duo Arvinda and Preena Chauhan of Arvinda’s Healthy Gourmet Indian Cooking who teach home-style Indian cooking for the last 17 years and are makers of artisanal Indian spice blends, Arvinda’s. In this class we’ll show you how to make an authentic, healthy curry from scratch using local, seasonal and fresh market vegetables and an array of aromatic spices.
Date: July 21, 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Burlington Goodness Me
Cost: $38.00 

July 21
Little Sous Chef Demo – Free Workshop and Snack every Thursday
Register for this free workshop and snack every Thursday brought to you by Wesley Urban Ministries. Cooking in the kitchen is a great way for children to learn new words and have early math and science experiences. You will have fun making a simple lunch with your child. This one time demo is for children 3 – 6 years and their parents or caregivers. Program funded by the United Way’s From Here to the Bay Fund. Register today at 905-524-4884.
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages: 3 to 6 years.
Cost: Free Pre-registration required.

July 21
Newcomer Youth Cooking Club
Learn about healthy food preparation; create nutritious delicious recipes, bake and cook. 13-24 year old newcomers welcome. This Newcomer Youth Centre (NYC) program is funded by the YMCA and Citizen and Immigration Canada. Call Paula to register at 905-537-4268
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 13 to 24 years.
Cost: Free Pre-registration required.

July 22
Heart Smart Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Healthy Fats
Come learn about the types of fats in our foods and the ways you can improve your meals to make them heart healthy. Dishes featured will include low fat chocolate muffins and while bean ad garlic dip. Demonstration brought to you by the Hamilton Family Health Team. To register, please call 905-667-4862 ext. 337.
Date: Friday, July 22, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ages: 18 years and older.
Cost: Free Pre-registration required.

July 23
Kids in the Kitchen: Too-good Tomato Sauce
Use fresh herbs and veggies to create your very own Too-Good Tomato Sauce with Chef John Marques. Join us every Saturday at 10am for Kids in the Kitchen. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required, but space is limited so arrive early.
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free

July 23
Market Fresh Cooking Demonstration: Home made Tomato Sauce
Learn how to make home made pasta sauce using simple seasonal market ingredients with Chef John Marques. Join us every week as chefs, stall holders, dieticians, farmers and food experts turn market fresh ingredients, into quick, easy, nutritious and affordable recipes. All ages welcome. No registration is required, but space is limited so arrive early
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free

July 23
Cooking Class: International Cusine with Chef John Marques
Chef John Marques will demonstrate how you can prepare a four course meal with signature recipes from the Middle East (Green Salad), Goa/South India (Vindaloo served with Pulao rice, Cream Caramel), and the Philippines (Beef Tapa with friend egg and rice). Sample each dish and discuss flavor combinations. Chef John Marques has over 25 years of experience working in kitchens around the world.
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ages: 18 years and older.
Cost: $30.00 per person. Pre-registration required. Registration is limited, so please book early.

July 25-29
Kid’s Kitchen with Marlee Macleod
Want something fun, AND healthy for your kids this summer? Sign them up for Goodness Me!’s KIDS KITCHEN! A 5 session cooking program, which teaches your kids the value of healthy fats, proteins, and fibre! We will be making Lifewatcher friendly and kid approved recipes, as we teach them the value of healthy eating, whole foods, and home cooked meals. Help get your child on the path to a healthy lifestyle with this exciting new program! Kids ages 6-10.
Location:  Burlington Goodness Me
Cost: $120.00
3 different time slots: 9:30-11:00 AM OR 12:00-1:30 PM OR 2:30-4:00 PM 

July 28
Little Sous Chef Demo – Free Workshop and Snack every Thursday
Register for this free workshop and snack every Thursday brought to you by Wesley Urban Ministries. Cooking in the kitchen is a great way for children to learn new words and have early math and science experiences. You will have fun making a simple lunch with your child. This one time demo is for children 3 – 6 years and their parents or caregivers. Program funded by the United Way’s From Here to the Bay Fund. Register today at 905-524-4884.
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages: 3 to 6 years.
Cost: Free Pre-registration required.

July 28
Newcomer Youth Cooking Club
Learn about healthy food preparation; create nutritious delicious recipes, bake and cook. 13-24 year old newcomers welcome. This Newcomer Youth Centre (NYC) program is funded by the YMCA and Citizen and Immigration Canada. Call Paula to register at 905-537-4268
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 13 to 24 years.
Cost: Free Pre-registration required.

July 30
Kids in the Kitchen: Strawberry Jammin’ with Karen Burson’s Eklectic Kitchen
Easy-breezy strawberry shortcake with guest chef Karen Burson. Join us every Saturday at 10am for Kids in the Kitchen. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required, but space is limited so arrive early.
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free

July 30
Kids in the Kitchen: Strawberry Jammin’ with Karen Burson’s Eklectic Kitchen
Easy-breezy strawberry shortcake with guest chef Karen Burson. Join us every Saturday at 10am for Kids in the Kitchen. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required, but space is limited so arrive early.
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free

July 30
Cooking Class and Information Session: Latino-American Food Festival
Learn to cook delicious Latino-American dishes guided by experts in their own countries food. The cooking demonstration and taste test will feature Chilean cuisine. You will have the opportunity to learn about interesting topics and plan your family’s wellness while the food is being prepared. Enjoy the delicious dish cooked by our special guest and take the recipe home with you! This program is open to all members of the Spanish speaking Latino-American community. Please register by calling Ricardo Cespedes, Sun Life Financial, 905.577.3367 or 905.528.8691 Ext. 2234. Seating is limited.
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2011
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free Pre-registration required.

July 31
Westfield Ice Cream Festival
Experience the fun and nostalgia of ice cream in pioneer and Victorian times. Live music, horse and wagon rides, magic show, games and living history make the perfect topping for the perfect family outing. Runs from
Date: July 31, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Westfield Heritage Village

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