Halls Creek Festival Gourmet Village
Centrally located on the festival grounds is our Gourmet Village. There will be local growers, artisanal producers and restaurants selling, showing and teaching. We wish to include programming that builds awareness about Ontario food and drink including demos, competitions, tastings, etc.
The Halls Creek Festival of Creativity is applying for full FEAST ON certification. This means that a minimum of 50% of all food and drink procured for the event is produced in Ontario, or made from ingredients produced here. We also support Oxford Fresh.
About FEAST ON
For locals and travellers alike, FEAST ON is a criteria-based program that recognises businesses committed to showcasing Ontario’s unique tastes of place.
Why FEAST ON?
Supporting our local economy and Ontario’s hard-working farmers is important. Especially for food service.
It builds our local identity, it puts dollars back into our communities and it limits our environmental impact.
A FEAST ON designation proves you’re fighting the good fight. It lets people know that by choosing your restaurant, hey’re supporting our food system too.
Last year, FEAST ON restaurants bought more than $10,000,000 worth of Ontario food and beverage.
To procure Ontario Food and Drink whenever possible.
To identify the provenance of Ontario food and drink on the menu.
To track and trace Ontario food and drink purchases as close to the origin as possible.
To develop Ontario’s culinary identity by celebrating regional tastes and championing local, seasonal ingredients.
To educate the public about Ontario food and drink and to bring further awareness to its strong agricultural sectors.