The minute I stumbled across an event featuring local chefs, live music and all-you-can-eat food- taking place in some field in the middle of nowhere- I knew I had to attend. I googled Foodstock and was surprised to find that it was actually a fundraiser supporting an important local cause: the movement to stop the planned development of a 2,300 acre mega quarry in the farming area of Honeywood. Michael Stadlander’s food festival hosted some serious Canadian talent; over 80 chefs from across the country created amazing food, and musical heavyweights like Jim Cuddy and Sarah Harmer provided the entertainment.
See Micheal’s moving video about the mega quarry development here
The weather proved pretty uncooperative – the day was cold, windy and the rain came down in sheets. Needless to say, I was delighted to see the turn out for the cause. It was amazing to see so many people band together, soaking wet and knee-deep in mud, to support a cause that will affect all of us; this quarry will be located in our backyard and affect our environemnt, wildlife and water supply significantly. The day was a huge success and a lot of fun to boot. Check out more info on the movement: stopthequarry.ca