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HAYville

HAYville

HAYville, which stands for Harvesting Agricultural/Entrepreneurial Youth, is a Food and Farm Business Incubator program for 12-19 year olds in Caledon and surrounding areas. HAYville aims to foster food and farming enterprise and innovation by empowering youth through hands-on experience in growing, harvesting, cooking, preserving, eating, marketing, selling, business planning and community engagement.

The HAYville Program is run by the Caledon Countryside Alliance and Eat Local Caledon in partnership with local food and farming facilities – Albion Hills Community Farm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, Inglewood Farmers’ Market and the Caledon Farmers’ Market. The Program is currently funded with a grant from the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation.

Note that HAYville activities are free of charge and some are eligible for Secondary School Community Service Hours. For more information and to register for the program, please contact eatlocal@eatlocalcaledon.org or (905) 584-6221.

SUMMER & FALL HAYVILLE EVENTS

There will be additional farm events not listed here. Email eatlocal@eatlocalcaledon.org to be included in the HAYville email list. Or “Like” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HAYville.

Tuesday, June 19th, 7:00-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, STRAWBERRY “CHEESECAKELET” EXTRAVAGANZA, Cheesecake-making veteran David Jobe will be joining us this evening to teach us how to make mouth-watering mini strawberry cheesecakes (aka cheesecakelets), using local strawberries of course. This is one you do not want to miss!

Monday, June 25th, 7:00-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, VEGETABLE DIPS & SPREADS, Chef Jason Taylor, of Taylor’d For Taste, will be teaching us how to make delicious dips and spreads for vegetables, crackers and sandwiches. For the dips, we will be making us of local beans, herbs, honey, early-season vegetables and more. And as per usual, the evening will include lots of eating!

Tuesday, July 3rd, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, STRAWBERRY SALSA CANNING BEE, Learn how to make and preserve strawberry salsa using the Boiling Water Canning Method. Strawberry salsa is delicious with grilled chicken or fish, or even nachos and cheese.

Monday, July 9th, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, Kitchen, HOMEMADE ICE CREAM, Learn how to make homemade ice cream using local ingredients such as raspberry, lavender, honey and more.

Tuesday, July 17th, 7:00-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, CREPES!! Learn how to make both sweet and savoury crepes. Crepes are delicious and always a crowd-pleaser, whether for brunch or dinner!

Monday, July 23rd, 6:30-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, HOMEMADE PET TREATS, Your pets deserve to eat fresh, local food too! This evening we will be using wholesome, local ingredients and making some healthy, delicious cat and dog treats.

Tuesday, July 31st, 7:00-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, SAUCES & MARINADES, Every good cook needs to have some excellent sauces and marinades up his/her sleeve! Learn how to make great sauces that can be paired with different types of grilled meats and vegetables.

Tuesday, August 7th, 6:30-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, BAKING WITH HONEY & MAPLE SYRUP, Honey and maple syrup are healthier alternatives to white sugar, and they can be sourced locally! On this evening, we will be making baked goods that use these local alternatives.

Tuesday, August 14th, 7:00-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, PRESERVING HERBS, We have a lot of herbs growing in the HAYville garden. On this evening we will be preserving them using a few different methods, including freezing, drying and salting.

Thursday, August 16th (Rain date August 23); 6:30pm-8:00pm, Albion Hills Community Farm, 16555 Humber Station Rd., MARKETING YOUR VEGETABLES. HAYville will be joining 4H to discuss what is involved to manage, advertise and sell a market garden.

Monday, August 20th, 6:30-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, CANNING BEE: TOMATO-CORN SALSA, Learn how to make and preserve tomato-corn salsa using the Boiling Water Canning Method.

Monday, August 27th, 6:30-8:30pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, BERNARDIN CANNING WORKSHOP, Pickles & Salsas

Tuesday, September 18th, 6:30-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, APPLE SALSA BEE, Learn how to make and preserve apple salsa using the Boiling Water Canning Method. Go home with a couple jars as well!

Tuesday, September 25th, 7:00-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, COOK LIKE A LOCAL CHEF – MEXICAN COOKING, Chef Adam Ryan, of Pia’s on Broadway, returns to share his culinary wisdom. This time, he is teaching us how to make Fish Tacos, from start to finish. This means learning how to make flour tortillas, clean and prep trout fillets, make hot sauce and more. Best of all, we will all eat together at the end!  Please pre-register via email to eatlocal@eatlocalcaledon.org.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 6:30-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, PUMPKIN PUREE, Now is the time to make local pumpkin puree, and a pie or two as well!

Tuesday, November 6th, 6:30-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, PICKLED BEETS, Learn how to prepare and preserve pickled beets –easy to make, very healthy and delicious, a wonderful way to preserve local beets.  In addition, it is a great food business opportunity!  Please note that you can also use this evening to work on your own food products.

Saturday, November 10th, 10am-noon, Albion Hills Community Farm, 16555 Humber Station Rd., GARLIC PLANTING, Come out to the farm, where we will be doing a fall-planting of garlic.  Learn the basics of garlic planting and production.  Hot apple cider and snacks await those that can help out.  Please RSVP via email to eatlocal@eatlocalcaledon.org.  Please note that this event is eligible for community service hours.

Tuesday, November 13th, 6:30-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, CRACKERS & ROOT VEGETABLE CHIPS, Learn how to make your own spelt and lentil crackers, as well as root vegetable chips.  Another great business opportunity!  Please note that you can also use this evening to work on your own food products.

Tuesday, November 27th, 6:30-9:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue, HOLIDAY COOKIES, Learn how to make delicious holiday cookies that feature local, wholesome ingredients.  Take home a dozen or 2 for your own household!  Please note that you can also use this evening to work on your own food products.