Halton Region hosts Harvest Halton, an authentic farm-to-chef experience, in downtown Oakville Oct 16

OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Harvest Halton, the region's culinary event bringing Halton's finest restaurants and local farmers together for an unforgettable farm-to-chef experience, takes place Sunday, October 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. in downtown Oakville. Tantalize your taste buds and sample unique dishes created by award-winning chefs from Halton region's renowned restaurants. Each chef is paired with a local farmer who will provide ingredients fresh from the harvest.

"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 Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. "Halton has deep agricultural roots, and harvest time provides us with wonderful opportunities to showcase our local farmers, retailers, restaurants and attractions."

Halton Region, in partnership with the Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Association and the Town of Oakville, will showcase Oakville's finest food establishments, including: Black Forest Pastry Shop, Corks Restaurant, Coriander Green, The Crepe Kitchen, Just an Olde Fashioned Butchery, Noble Bistro, Paradiso, Piazza Bistro and Seasons Restaurant. Each restaurant will be paired with Halton farmers, including: Andrews' Scenic Acres, Busy Liz's Farm Shop, Cody's Cows, Stonehaven Farms, Mabel May Farms, Wheelbarrow Orchards/Harvest Goodies and Cristan Farms. This local food festival of sampling, beginning in Downtown Oakville's Towne Square and stretching along Lakeshore Road in front of participating restaurants, is an outdoor event that will run rain or shine.

In addition to the sampling on the day of the event, downtown Oakville's Towne Square will come alive with the high energy, foot stomping rhythms of the BelleRegards, a Simply Local farmers' market, stories about the history of local agriculture and horse drawn wagon rides.

Harvest Halton passports can be purchased online (cost $20.00 including HST) and can be picked up in the Towne Square on the day of the event. Passports will guide event attendees to participating restaurant locations and the chefs who will be preparing delicious tastings for guests. Space is limited to 300 participants. Passports will be available online as quantities last. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets online prior to the event, as tickets will sell out fast. Roasted corn and fresh apple cider will also be available for purchase ($1 each) on the day of the event for everyone to enjoy.

Visit halton.ca/harvest for more event details.

Harvest Halton is part of the Region's annual Pumpkins to Pastries Trail, running from September 12 to October 31, 2016. The Region invites Halton residents and visitors to follow the Trail, which highlights all the best local cuisine, on-farm markets, specialty shops, events and attractions in Halton. To learn more, visit halton.ca/p2ptrail.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children's and seniors' services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Region's website at halton.ca.


SOURCE The Regional Municipality of Halton

Image with caption: "Come to Harvest Halton and tantalize your taste buds and sample unique dishes created by award-winning chefs from Halton region's renowned restaurants. Each chef is paired with a local farmer who will provide ingredients fresh from the harvest. (CNW Group/The Regional Municipality of Halton)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161011_C4021_PHOTO_EN_793215.jpg

Image with caption: "Harvest Halton, the region’s culinary event bringing Halton's finest restaurants and local farmers together for an unforgettable farm-to-chef experience, takes place Sunday, October 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. in downtown Oakville. (CNW Group/The Regional Municipality of Halton)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161011_C4021_PHOTO_EN_793219.jpg

Image with caption: "The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca. (CNW Group/The Regional Municipality of Halton)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161011_C4021_PHOTO_EN_793217.jpg

For further information: Media Contact: Jessica Sims, Communications Specialist, Halton Region, O: 905-825-6000, ext. 7955, Jessica.Sims@halton.ca

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