The Neighbourhood Food Hub is enormously grateful to Paula Fletcher's office, the Director's Guild team of volunteers, and Frank Iacobucci of NABET 700 who were responsible for the recent renovation of the Hall and Stage of the Food Hub space. Previously a church basement that hadn't been updated in over 20 years, the volunteers transformed the Hall into a welcoming, bright space that is shared by the Glen Rhodes Food Bank and the many programs of the Neighbourhood Food Hub.
The Neighbourhood Food Hub has featured over 10 new programs since June that focus on increasing food skills, access to fresh food, and celebrating community coming together around food. In the fall months more programs will be added and announced on our Events page and in our Newsletter.
The Neighbourhood Food Hub Good Food Market
July - October
The Good Food Market at the Neighbourhood Food Hub is every Thursday from 3-6pm on the lawn outside Glen Rhodes Church at 1470 Gerrard St. E., run by a team of dedicated volunteers and our Good Food Market coordinator Hannah. The Good Food Market has distributed over 1000lbs of fresh produce to the Coxwell-Gerrard neighbourhood - Come say hi!
Intergenerational Cooking Classes
July - August
The Intergenerational Cooking Classes run by Applegrove Community Complex at the Food Hub kitchen brought together Seniors and kids up to age 5 from the community to share, develop, and cook recipes together.
Growing Together: A Gardening Workshop
June - August
A 4-part workshop, the Growing Together workshop hosted by the Leslieville Farmers' Market and supported by Applegrove CC invited participants to learn how to plan, plant and care for a vegetable and herb garden, utilizing the Pyramid Planter at the Food Hub. Participants have successfully grown over 40lb of fresh produce, and the garden is still producing. (Hot tip: Join the second part of this workshop series: Eating Together to learn about preserving, pickling, and more)
Eating Together: Pickling, Preserving, and More
August - October
The second instalment of the Leslieville Farmers' Market Workshop series comes another 4-part workshop set, teaching participants to learn how to pickle, ferment, preserve and cook fresh vegetables. Participants learn to properly harvest from our Community Garden (Pyramid Planter) and utilize the fresh produce for meals, while also learning how to reduce food waste with special guests Bruized Co. (October 3).
Summer Salad Workshop
Hosted by East End Community Health Centre, the Summer Salad Workshop taught how to put together a balanced, budget-friendly meal. Participants enjoyed a nutritious salad.