2013 York Region Pumpkin Pie Trail

There’s much more than pumpkin pie being celebrated in York Region on September 21, 2013 on the Pumpkin Pie Trail.

With over 20 vendors participating, the Pumpkin Pie Trail offers kid friendly crafts and activities, food demonstrations and events showcasing how versatile pumpkins are as an ingredient.

Although if you’re on the hunt just for pumpkin pie, there will be plenty to choose that day too!

Be sure to visit upStream between 10 am and 2 pm at 28 Main St. N., Newmarket to learn about Aquaponics, an exciting new urban agriculture venture by York Region Food Network.

Click here for more information on the Pumpkin Pie Trail.

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Report on Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2011

Statement from Valerie Tarasuk, lead author and PROOF Principal Investigator:

Almost 3.9 million Canadians experienced some level of food insecurity in 2011. This marks an increase of over 450,000 people since 2008. It includes 1.1 million children living in households that have worried about running out of food, made compromises in the quality of their diets, ate less than they felt they should, and possibly gone without eating, all because they did not have the money to buy more food. The seriousness of this situation, its impact on individuals, families, communities, on our health care system and economy over all, cannot be overstated. The problem is not under control and more effective responses are urgently needed from all levels of government.

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