Locavore dinner shares the harvest
Southwestern Ontario is one of the most agriculturally-rich areas in the country and we often take it for granted. Other regions long for the months of sun, extended growing season, and vine-friendly soils that Windsor & Essex County are known for.
To celebrate agriculture, local food, and to introduce citizens to some of the work that they do, Windsor Essex Community Supporting Agriculture will be holding a locally-sourced dinner on Sunday, November 20.
The three-course meal will use local and seasonal ingredients, many of which will come straight from the WECSA farm where volunteers grow their own vegetables and raise chickens on a small plot of land in McGregor. The work is mostly done by hand with tools carted in a trusty wagon that has served the farm well for its first three years but needs to be replaced.
“We’ve just about killed my little wooden wagon,” said Steve Green of WECSA. The dinner is being held as a fundraiser to buy a “high-quality farm wagon for the co-op farm.”
Along with great food and great company (only 25 tickets are available), local butcher Jamie Waldron will be speaking to the group sharing some of his background and discussing protein products available in the region, particularly the quality meats that he works with.
WECSA’s fundraiser dinner will be held on Sunday, November 20 at New Song Church (999 Drouillard Road, Windsor). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the meal will be served at 6 p.m. The menu will be announced when all the details are finalized, but a vegetarian option will be available. Advanced tickets are $25 and there are only 25 seats available so you must reserve your spot by contacting Steve Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.