Want to learn to make sauerkraut, sausages or find edibles in your own backyard?
This weekend is your chance do all that and more! Local Food Fest is back and better than ever. Besides amazing food, delicious drinks and live entertainment — you’ll also have the opportunity to reacquaint yourself with traditional food skills like fermenting, foraging, butchery and butter making.
Got kids? There’ll be wagon rides, face painting, and a kids activity area. The wee ones are encouraged to try their hand at preparing an easy summer dish at the Kids Culinary workshop presented by Garnishes Personal Chef Services, while Guelph�s award-winning band ?The Funky Mamas� perform; just one of many local bands to hit the stage that day.
Feeling like leaving the kids at home? No problem! There’s something for you too. Patrons 19 and older will be able to enjoy local craft beer from Wellington Brewery, Royal City Brewing and Elora Brewing Company.
In terms of edibles, expect loads of fresh fare from Wellington County. We’re particularly excited to see what Borealis Grille and the Woolwich Arrow cook up! Food vendors will also offer non-alcoholic drinks to pair with the fresh bites they�re serving.
Between bites, make sure to get yourself to a workshop or two. Minga Skill Building Hub is hosting a slew of them on all different topics. There’s Butchery with Brian Manning, Wild Foraging with Luke Eckstein and a backyard chicken workshop with the Backyard Bok Boks! Check out the full list here.
About Local Food Fest
On Sunday, June 26, everyone is invited to celebrate local food in Guelph and Wellington County on the grounds of Ignatius Jesuit Centre from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
The Local Food Fest features 50 exhibitors, vendors, live -music, kids activities, craft beer, tours, food skill building workshops and demonstrations. Join us for a local food lunch, bring your shopping baskets, picnic blankets and enjoy local products from the farmers� market and exhibitor area!
Admission: $5 per person, $10 per family.