Thursday September 27th (Organic Week!), 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Carrot Green Roof
348 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 1N7
Dinner and event will be held in the stunning gardens of the Carrot Green Roof in a cocktail party format. You’ll forget that you’re in downtown Toronto in this beautiful garden setting as steel drums are played by the talented Kenn Lewis. Gillian and Brent of The New Farm and Ted Soudant of Fieldgate Organics will be attending the event to answer your questions on organic farming and inspire you with their stories of what led them to organic farming. Southbrook Winery will also be attending to serve you pairings of their certified organic and biodynamic wines and talk to you about what it means to be certified biodynamic. Watch Chef John Robertson as he and his staff from the Big Carrot prepare your dinner before you. Share your views on organic agriculture with the Organic Council’s Executive Director and Board. What better way to celebrate organic week!
The creation of the Carrot Green Roof has been a unique collaboration of professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, academics, community members and workers, who have come together to create a beautiful space – to serve and protect the environment and sustain members of the community in both body and spirit. One of their goals is to apply the principles of biodiversity in all practices and procedures through the planning, building, and reinventing of the garden space. The Carrot Green Roof space is among the first of its kind to be open to the public in the city of Toronto, and containing such a wide range of vegetation and innovative practices within its intensive and extensive gardens.
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John Robertson is a classically trained French chef with over 20 years in the Toronto restaurant scene. John grew up on a farm in Grey Bruce County where most of the food eaten was harvested from his family’s garden. John spends his spare time in the Algonquin region harvesting and wild crafting Native American plants and mushrooms for teas and culinary adventures. John’s desire for truly sustainable foods like the ones he grew up on lead him to The Big Carrot where he has been the Executive chef/ co-operative member for the past two years. “The Big Carrot is an amazing market where I can pick certified organic produce right off the shelf, or speak directly with the farmers when I’m looking for something specific, it’s the next best thing to living on a farm.” VIEW MENU HERE
Register Your Seat
Registration is $75 for OCO members and $85 for non-members. Prices include HST.
Price includes a gourmet 3-course organic meal, live music, complimentary organic wine, organic beer and non-alcoholic options including water, tea, coffee and a selection of organic juices. We ask you to please drink responsibly.
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With your event registration, you may opt-in for a Co-farmer membership and when you do, $25 will go towards our advocacy for Ontario organics. Co-farmers are Ontario’s organic enthusiasts – those that want to help us leverage the power of organic for people, the environment and for sustaining food systems.Any additional proceeds from the event will help us fund the production of a GMO video to help inform the Ontario and Canadian public on the dangers of genetically modified foods. To learn more about Co-farmer membership, click here.
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