by Dawn Cattapan, Green Venture
Although green eggs and ham are not on the menu, Hamilton’s first social food market will be turning green this fall.
UpRoot Hamilton, a fundraiser celebrating Green Venture’s 20th anniversary will feature local chefs, local ingredients, and information about the impact on the environment of eating local. Attendees at the 3 October event will sample locally sourced and inspired dishes from equally unique vendors, many of whom do not yet have a storefront location in the city.
“The reputation of Hamilton’s food scene is really taking off,” says Green Venture Executive Director Kathryn Enders.
“We’re excited to celebrate rising chefs with this event, and to showcase just how easy and delicious it can be to eat locally and reduce your environmental footprint in the process.”
The venue for UpRoot Hamilton, Green Venture’s EcoHouse, is as unique as the food that will be served. The property, an 1850s stone farmhouse, has been converted by Green Venture into a sustainable living education and demonstration centre that attracts more than 10,000 visitors annually. As part of UpRoot Hamilton, Green Venture will open its gates for attendees to tour the two-acre property and farmhouse as they sample the evening’s culinary delights.
Green Venture, Hamilton’s premiere environmental education not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to finding long-lasting, positive and practical ways to make Hamilton and the Golden Horseshoe region the most environmentally-friendly place to be, every single day.
UpRoot Hamilton, the organization’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, will be held 3 October from 5-10:30 p.m. at EcoHouse (22 Veevers Drive). For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.greenventure.ca.