TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - Combine 10 premier chefs from across Toronto, add generous amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables from a bountiful local harvest, blend in live music, twinkling lights and mix with a pinch of al fresco dining and what do you have? The delicious recipe for a one-of-a-kind fundraiser for Black Creek Community Farm. This special event, featuring sumptuous meals made from fresh, locally grown produce is entitled "Dinner at the Farm – A Night of Culinary Enchantment" and takes place Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Black Creek Community Farm, 4929 Jane Street.
In celebration of the City of Toronto's Urban Agriculture Day, the second annual event features prominent chefs who know their way around a kitchen, including Joshna Maharaj Food Activist, Bashir Munye Nomadic Supper Series, Jason Hill Kortright Centre for Conservation, Guy Rawlings of Montgomery's Restaurant, Horace Spence CEE Kitchen Master's Program and Jesus Gomez Foodshare Toronto. As you stroll from one station to the next, your taste buds will tingle as you sample the dishes made from local produce grown on site.
Black Creek Community Farm has been operating for four years and while its popularity has grown, there is great demand to expand programming on site and offer increased subsidies for low income community members who struggle with food insecurity and limited access to fresh produce every day. That's the goal of this fundraiser and one its organizers are passionate about.
"Jane and Finch is a vibrant community but faces systemic barriers in accessing fresh, affordable food," Leticia Boahen, Director, Black Creek Community Farm said. "Our goal is to ensure the produce grown at the farm is affordable and can aid people to live healthily and thrive. There's a real spirit here at the farm and we are excited to be located right in the heart of the Jane and Finch neighborhood. This fundraiser draws attention to the issue of food insecurity and aims to help make a difference right here in people's backyards."
Dinner at the Farm – A Night of Culinary Enchantment will be emceed by Emma Waverman, writer, blogger and food columnist for Here and Now, the extremely popular drive-home show on CBC Radio One. Single tickets are $100 each and $90 each for a group of five people. You can also buy a ticket for a community member to attend the event for $100 and receive a charitable tax receipt. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.blackcreekfarm.ca
SOURCE Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
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