Our new Executive Chef Joshna Maharaj and her army of local producers are putting on our second Harvest Wednesdays event of the season on April 19th! Harvest Wednesdays Local Food Fest seeks to celebrate and foster a community of local producers who believe in sustainable farming and keeping it local. The event provides an opportunity to sip and sample local bites while engaging with the producers about their practice. The $25 ticket option also includes entrance to the opening night of our Grow Op Art Exhibition!
The Gladstone has been lucky enough to partner with some of the finest food and drink producers in the city whose visions happen to align perfectly with that of the Hotel! We wanted to introduce you to a few of them below.
RISE Kombucha has launched the fermented revolution and created certified organic, ecologically-sound and socially- conscious kombucha. From the beaches of Hawaii to Montreal, RISE has travelled long and far to create the perfect kombucha.
Monforte Dairy is Southwestern Ontario’s premier artisanal cheese company. Using only seasonal milk from responsible practise, they have managed to create delicious products you can feel guilt-free about consuming.
Bespoke Butchers works directly with local farmers who raise animals using the best methods of animal husbandry that, above all, prioritize animal welfare while maintaining long-term sustainability of the land. They specializes in procuring animals that have been pasture raised without growth hormones or antibiotics, using low carbon impact farming methods. They also source 100% grass fed and finished beef and lamb, certified organic, and pasture raised chickens, and heritage breed pigs that provide dense nutrition and natural flavour.
Hooked believes in small boats, responsible fishing practices and direct relationships between fisher and consumer. Straight from the source! As chefs themselves, they set out to change the way people think about cooking fish at home and engage in a dialogue about where it comes from.
Lost Craft Beer’s mission is to “think global, act local.” They produce all natural, small batch, local beer that is world class style!
Alchemy Pickle Company produces regional and seasonal cultured vegetable pickles, sauerkraut and kimchi, and naturally carbonated sodas with produce purchased direct from Southern Ontario farmers. They build direct relationships with farmers to make delicious preserves.
Evelyn’s Crackers are building a local food community using heritage grains! Their vision is to educate, spread the word and create new products from these heritage grains in as many form as possible. Evelyn’s Crackers exclusively uses older grain varieties grown and milled by Ontario farmers committed to nutrition and long-term agricultural diversity.
100km Foods Inc. wants you to know where your food comes from. Their mission is to establish a viable, dynamic and sustainable local food economy whereby chefs have access to the freshest and best products that Ontario has to offer, and Ontario producers have a dedicated channel for the sales, marketing and distribution of their products at a fair price.
One Hop Kitchen is tapping into a new market with a lot of potential. Insects! Sustainability, nutritional value, and taste are what they offer. Pictured below is their cricket bolognese sauce and before you ask- no, you cant taste any bugs!
Malivoire Wine has pioneered an innovative, eco-centric approach to wine growing on the Beamsville Bench in the Niagara Peninsula. They set out with a mandate to conduct an operation with the least environmental impact, and have upheld these principles throughout their practice.
There will also be local delights from the Gladstone’s Chef Joshna Maharaj to try, as well as a Gladstone Cocktail Station using Collingwood Whisky!
Wednesday April 19th
Tickets available here!