|arriving at Foodstock|
Outraged, the North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce (NDACT) began to petition and in September 2011, they convinced the Ontario government to demand an environmental assessment (EA). It is mind-boggling that no quarry of any size has had to face an EA in Ontario, but promising that government has agreed to look into how the quarry will impact the watershed, farmland, environment and communities.
|Chef Stadtlander dishin' out some soup|
|from Buca: boar prosciutto, soft pecorino, balsamic and pistachios|
|from Loic: potato-beet rosti with fennel cream and a candied beet chip|
|handmade gnocchi with pancetta, brussle sprouts and sage|
|Parts & Labour tent|
|from Parts & Labour: liverwurst and pork belly sammy|
|two gentlemen helping a lady stuck in the mud|
|from Kolapore Springs: trout gravlax cured in lavender with beet relish|
|the sun comes out|
When the event was scheduled to end, around 5pm, it began raining heavily and the space cleared out fairly quickly. Left behind were the chatting chefs, hard-working mud-soaked farm-hands racing back and forth on their 4-wheelers, and cars stuck in the mud, pulled out by tractors and directed by volunteers. The car was silent on the way home save the crunch of crisp apples savoured by soothed souls. I am hopeful.
|the day's end|
Thank you to all the chefs, musicians, organizers, farm-owners, and to everyone who came.