Local Food

The Barn Co-operative Seeking Members & Investors

the barn225In recent years it has been known simply as The Market, a retail outlet for local and organic produce and food products that had originally been the 100 Mile Market. But a transition is taking place that will turn the restored barn on Highway 26 into what organizers are calling a “Health Hub”.

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Everyday Gourmet: Stuffed Peppers & Bean Sauce

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A few years ago we decided to have Meatless Mondays. It’s fun to put together meals that have only vegetables, cheese, and legumes with various pastas, grains, rice. It is even more challenging to cook vegan meals.

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Everyday Gourmet: Crispy Chicken & Risotto

crispy chickenHaving some basic ingredients on hand makes last-minute cooking much easier. Many recipes call for items that are difficult to find, something that would not normally be in your refrigerator, foods that you do not like, or unfamiliar ingredients. These are some of the staples that I usually have.

Vegetables: onions, carrots, yellow/orange/red peppers, celery, sweet potato (or white or yellow-fleshed potatoes), kale or Swiss chard, spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, or cauliflower. We love Brussels sprouts so I usually serve them at least once a week. Substitute Brussels sprouts with broccoli or cauliflower.

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New Eco Co-op Taking Shape in Meaford

the barn225On Tuesday February 3, members of the Market Co-operative Transition Team will be ready to take their plans to the community.

Over the past four months a number of members in the community have been planning to bring sustainable food, art, and wellness under one roof.

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