Hamilton Food Calendar for August! *Updated*

August 2, 2011 § 1 Comment

Posted by Grace

*Updated*

Now that I’m back from NYC, I can attend these excellent food events! My pick for this month is the Kombucha Workshop (I just started making Kombucha, My first batch will be ready in a week, I’ll post about it soon).

Exciting Hamilton food truck news: Gorilla Cheese is open for business! So for Hamilton Mobile Food options, we now have the Cupcake Diner, Gorilla Cheese and a mobile Sweetness Bakery unit

What else can you do this summer? You can get involved with Hamilton’s Community Gardens at the City of Hamilton or the Hamilton Community Garden Network.

And check out the Hamilton Fruit Tree Project, pick fruit for Hamilton Food Share and get a portion of the pickings for yourself!

 August 5
Healthy Breakfast Cooking Demonstration: Tips for a Healthy Breakfast
Come learn about the importance of eating breakfast and learn some great recipes that you can try at home. Free samples for everyone and a chance to speak with a registered dietitian. Demonstration brought to you by the Hamilton Family Health Team. To register, please call 905-667-4862 x337.
Date: Friday, August 5, 2011, 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Ages: 18 years and older.
Cost: Free Pre-registration required. 

August 6
Rural Routes at Shearlea Acres Farm Market
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: August 6, 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). 

August 11
Mid-Summer Cooking, The Edible Landscape
In the mid-summer garden, tomatoes and other vegetables are in great supply. Chef Michelle Gatien takes you to the garden to harvest tomatoes, other vegetables and herbs. With your help, she creates salsas and other no-cook recipes with lots of fresh produce to help beat the heat. MAXIMUM 15. PRE-REGISTER BY AUGUST 2.
Date: Thu, 11 Aug, 2011 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Royak Botanical Gardens
Cost: Members: $30, Non-members: $35 

August 6-20
Cooking Class: Spices 101 with Chef Marg Ann
Through this three-part series, learn how to create and use your own customized spice blends with Chef Marg Ann. Participants sample recipes and take home their very own starter spice kit (spice blend samples and a resource binder with lessons from each class). Classes will Includes vegetarian and meat dishes. Class #1 will be a demonstration & lesson while classes 2 & 3 will be interactive and hands-on cooking with spices Chef Marg Ann has turned her passion for local organic food and over 10 years of kitchen experience into her own catering service, Cloud 9 Cookery.
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2011 to Saturday, August 20, 2011, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Ages: 18 years and older.
Cost: $70.00 per person. $120.00 per couple. Pre-registration required. Registration is limited, so please book early.  

August 18
7 Medicinal Herbs Found in Your Garden
Join Elizabeth Boyd to learn about the medicinal value of seven very common plants. These plants can easily be found in most gardens or lawns, and can be used to address health concerns right at home!
Date: Thursday August 18, 7:00 PM
Location: Burlington Goodness Me!
Cost: Free! 

August 18
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, August 18, 2011 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Ages: 3 to 6 years.
Cost: Free Pre-registration required.

August 18
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, August 18, 2011 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Ages: 13 to 24 years.
Cost: Free Pre-registration required.

August 18
Organizing for Food Security in the Hammer on Thursday
Hamilton city leaders decided this 2011 season to support Food Security Initiatives by planting vegetables in the front gardens at City Hall. Please join us, as we organize to encourage such Food Security Initiatives Hamilton. Come out to take a group photo of everyone who supports this food security initiative (photo will be taken at 7:00 pm). The plan is to send the photo with the word Thank-you super imposed on it, with an accompanying letter of praise and encouragement to the Mayor, Councilors and City Manager.
Date: Thursday August 18th at 6:30 pm
Location: In front of City Hall
Contact: Theresa Theresa.Phair@hamilton.ca

August 20
Kids in the Kitchen: Tropical wrap and fruit salsa with guest chef John Marques
Join us every Saturday at 10 am 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, August 20, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Ages: All
Cost: Free

August 20
Market Fresh Cooking Demonstration: Roasted Red Pepper Quesadilla’s with Tangy Guacamole
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, August 20, 2011, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Ages: All
Cost: Free

August 22
How to Make Your Own Kombucha! With Vicky J. Hachey, RHN, RhA
Kombucha is a refreshing fermented drink. This class will cover the history and the many health benefits of this wonder drink. There will be a demonstration on how to make your own refreshing Kombucha, as well as sampling. This fermented drink is a great alternative to soft drinks!
Date: August 22, 6:30-7:30 PM
Location: Waterdown Goodness Me!
Cost: Free! 

August 23
Eating Local with Sandy Pomeroy
We are so fortunate to live in the greenbelt area. Eating local foods is not only so fresh and scrumptious to the palate but is also nutritious for us and supports our local farmers. Sandy is going to use some organic produce that will be coming available this summer to create a fantastic meal for all to enjoy. All of the other ingredients used in the class will be from this area. The class features appetizer through dessert, including zucchini cakes for an appetizer, a stuffed chicken entree and a fresh light dessert made with maple syrup!! Recipes that are included in this class will be enjoyed by your family and friends for years to come. Don’t miss this exciting class!!
Date: August 23, 6:30 – 8 PM
Location: Waterdown Goodness Me!
Cost: $38.00 

August 24
Vegetarian 101 with Cathy Fleischmann
It does not have to be difficult or complicated to make the switch to a plant based way of eating. If you are trying to reduce animal foods from your diet, completely eliminate them or want to be able to cook for a vegetarian/vegan member of your family, this class is for you. We will explore vegetarian sources of protein and work with quinoa, legumes and tempeh. Dairy and Gluten Free
Date: August 24, 6-8:00 PM
Location: Burlington Goodness Me!
Cost: $38.00 

August 25
Is a Raw Food Diet, the Best Diet? With Alexi Bracey
Join Alexi Bracey, as she discusses the pros and cons of a Raw Food diet. She will address the “protein myth”, whether you should supplement or nor, and much, much more!
Date: August 25, 6:30-8 PM
Location Burlington Goodness Me!
Cost: Free! 

August 25
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, August 25, 2011 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Ages: 3 to 6 years.
Cost: Free Pre-registration required.

August 25
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, August 25, 2011 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Ages: 13 to 24 years.
Cost: Free Pre-registration required.

August 26
Diabetes Friendly Cooking Demonstration with Kate Park
Come join our registered dietician and certified diabetes educator to learn some diabetes friendly recipes you can make easily at home. Today’s recipes are Rainbow Lettuce Wraps, Butternut Squash Fries and Zesty Lentil Salad. Samples of dishes will be provided and there will be an opportunity to ask questions during the presentation. Seats are limited to sign up today! Demonstration brought to you by the Hamilton Family Health Team. To register, please call 905-667-4862 x337.
Date: Friday, August 26, 2011 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Ages: 18 to years.
Cost: Free Pre-registration required.

August 26-28
Winona Peach Festival
The Festival provides something for all ages. We have a children’s stage, the ED Smith Fun Factory, which provides family entertainment daily. Our Arts Camp; Craft section caters to young and old who take the time to stroll through looking and buying the crafts. The Winona Peach Festival promotes good community spirit and provides much needed fund raising opportunities for the area organizations.

Food info from the festival site: “Every year more than 150,000 people visit the Winona Peach Festival Food Court to satisfy their taste for various peach-themed products. The Food Court offers 92 different foods and 28 different beverages, including an Alternative Food Booth that serves gluten-free, dairy free products. Every booth in the Food Court is operated by one of our 20 member organizations.”
Date: August 26-28, Friday, 5pm to 11pm; Saturday, 9am to 11pm; Sunday, 10am to 6pm
Cost: Free!

August 27
Harvest Picnic
Hamilton Conservation Authority and September Seventh Entertainment Limited are proud to present Daniel Lanois and Friends featuring Ray Lamontagne, Emmylou Harris, Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles, Serena Pryne and the Mandevilles and Rocco DeLuca and more live at the 2011 Harvest Picnic on Saturday August 27th at Christie Lake Conservation Area in Dundas, Ontario. Gates open at 11AM and show starts at 1PM.

Food attractions: Farmers Market, Horticultural Workshops, Food & Beverage Tents
Date: August 27, 11 AM
Location: Christie Lake, Dundas
Cost: Adults $59.50
Youth (10-16) $19.50, plus $10 parking

August 27
Kids in the Kitchen: Tiny peach tarts with real pie crust and fresh fruit
Join us every Saturday at 10 am 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, August 27, 2011 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Ages: All
Cost: Free

August 27
Market Fresh Cooking Demonstration: Just picked peach pie
Learn how to roll out pie pastry and make peach pie filling with guest personal chef Wayne Baker. 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, August 27, 2011 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Ages: All
Cost: Free

August 27
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, August 27, 2011 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Ages: All
Cost: Free Pre-registration required.

August 27
Late SummerThe Edible Landscape
At this time of year the garden is in full swing and Janet features tomatoes and other late harvest fruits and vegetables. Visit Veggie Village and harvest the produce then join in the cleaning, chopping and stirring as you assist in making fabulous preserves.
You get to take some home. MAXIMUM 20. PRE-REGISTER BY AUGUST 17.
Date: Sat, 27 Aug, 2011 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: RBG Centre
Cost: Members $35, Non-members $40

August 31
Summer Harvest with Sandy Pomeroy
Join Sandy and learn some fresh new cooking ideas using local foods and garden-fresh vegetables. Tantalize your taste buds with fresh, organic, local whole foods. Your body will love you! You won’t want to miss this motivational class.
Date: August 31, 6:30-8 PM
Location: Gage Goodness Me!
Cost: $38.00 

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§ One Response to Hamilton Food Calendar for August! *Updated*

  • Terry Watson says:

    You know, I have to tell you, I really enjoy this blog and the insight from everyone who participates. I find it to be refreshing and very informative. I wish there were more blogs like it. Anyway, I felt it was about time I posted, Ive spent most of my time here just lurking and reading, but today for some reason I just felt compelled to say this.

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