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Eating locally isn’t the only way to change the way we think about food. We ventured out to the Conscious Food Festival on August 15, 2010 to learn about other ways of re-thinking our food and to meet some neat organizations from across Canada that are working to bring us good food for our bodies and our planet.

This is the first-ever Canadian collaborative event devoted specifically to the growing sustainable food movement. It was truly a feast for our mouths and minds, represented by dozens of breweries, wineries, restaurants and farmers – no complaints here!

The festival itself was consciously run, powered completely by bio-diesel, and served as a reminder that every thing we do, every thing we eat, and every change we make can help reduce our footprint on the planet.

We met some really interesting folks, like GreenHeroes Gabriella and Ivan from Chocosol, who rode an old, stationary bike in front of us to grind corn for tortillas, and stirred a huge pot of artisan chocolate to make us a delicious Mexican chocolate drink (that we’re still dreaming about weeks later).

Elaine Nicholson, Community Animator

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