BY KELLY ROCHE
Halton’s finest foodies are teaming up for a farm-to-chef festival on Sunday.
“Halton has deep agricultural roots, and harvest time provides us with wonderful opportunities to showcase our local farmers, retailers, restaurants and attractions,” said Halton Regional chairman Gary Carr.
Harvest Halton is taking place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Oakville.
Unique dishes are being created by award-winning chefs, who’ll be paired with a local farmer to provide fresh ingredients.
Participating restaurants include: Black Forest Pastry Shop, Corks Restaurant, Coriander Green, The Crepe Kitchen, Just an Olde Fashioned Butchery, Noble Bistro, Paradiso, Piazza Bistro and Seasons Restaurant.
Halton farmers include: Andrews’ Scenic Acres, Busy Liz’s Farm Shop, Cody’s Cows, Stonehaven Farms, Mabel May Farms, Wheelbarrow Orchards/Harvest Goodies and Cristan Farms.
The outdoor festival begins at Towne Square, stretching along Lakeshore Rd. in front of participating restaurants, and is running, rain or shine.
Live music and horse-drawn wagon rides are also on tap.
“Bringing family and friends together to enjoy locally grown food and fun activities helps us support our local agricultural community and our regional economy,” said Carr.
Harvest Halton passports cost $20 and can be purchased online and picked up in the Square on the day of the event.
Space is limited to 300 participants.
Harvest Halton is part of the Region’s annual Pumpkins to Pastries Trail, running from Sept. 12 to Oct. 31.