Category Community Festivals & Events

An Organic Feast Like No Other: Feast of Fields 2014

I’m Italian and have spent the better part of the last 30 years of my life feasting. I never turn down the opportunity or invitation to feast. So when the opportunity came to attend the Ontario Organic Feast of Fields for the 3rd year in a row my course was set. Armed with a crutch […]

Upcoming: The 25th Annual Feast of Fields [Cold Creek Conservation Area, ON]

** Posted at the request of the organizers of the 25th Anniversary of the Feast of Fields – actual Local Lux coverage to come ** “The Grande Dame” of organic food festivals, Feast of Fields celebrates its 25th anniversary Sunday September 7th at the TRCA’s Cold Creek Conservation Area in King Township. With a star […]

Celebrate Magnolias [Burlington, ON]

There isn’t anything I don’t love about Magnolia trees; they are gorgeous to look at and smell like a fresh spring day. I first saw one in full bloom when I lived in Niagara on a neighbour’s lawn around the corner from my home. In the spring I drove by it every day on my […]

Maple Town: A Canadian Tradition [Mountsberg Conservation Area, ON]

I love maple syrup. It’s sticky, honey-brown, delicious on pancakes with sausages and I couldn’t be luckier that nearly 100% of all the maple syrup in the world is made within a day’s drive from my own front yard. Usually, the first week in April has hubby and I driving to his hometown of Elmira, […]

The 24th Annual Feast of Fields [Nobleton, ON]

On a sunny day in September 2013, the Cold Creek Conservation Area transformed into the 24th Annual Feast of Fields where hundreds of people gathered together to feast on delicious organic foods, and I was one of them. I first started consciously eating organic meats, produce and dairy during University when I could spare the […]

Royal Botanical Gardens [Burlington, ON]

My Nonna loved everything about flowers. Every Birthday and Christmas card I ever received from her had beautiful hand-drawn flowers inside. It was with my Nonna that I first visited the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. This summer I returned, after a long hiatus, to celebrate Canada Day. July 1, 2013 was a hot and […]

Skinny Dipping and Belli Buckles at the Spring Handmade Market [St. Davids, ON]

Each season some beautiful location in Niagara hosts The Handmade Market; this spring the charmed Ravine Vineyard was up to the task. Having visited Ravine a few times before during Niagara’s popular Taste The Season and Wine and Chocolate passport events it was nice to return and explore the grounds. Visitors had their choice of […]