YRFN’s Response to COVID-19

At York Region Food Network, health is top of mind in everything that we do. 

In response to COVID-19, YRFN will be focusing on our food access programs and shifting our resources away from community programming over the next few weeks. 

Here’s what you can expect at YRFN: As of Tuesday, March 17 from 9:30am – 11:00am, our drop-in breakfast will no longer serve seated meals. Breakfast will be available for takeaway.   For those who ordered a Good Food Box, they will be available for pick-up on Wednesday, March 18 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. We may have some extra Good Food Boxes available for purchase for $15. Please contact Kate for information about box availability.  York Region Food Networks knows that this is a hard time for many. If you need information about immediate food assistance, please reach out to us at 905-841-3101 or 4moreinfo@yrfn.ca.

All other YRFN workshops, events and classes are postponed until further notice. This includes Community Cooks, our Kimchi Workshop, Brunch and Learn and our film screening. 

Though we won’t be seeing you in person over the next few weeks, follow us on social media. YRFN staff will be sharing with you all our favourite recipes and seed starting tips for you to try at home. 

Wishing everyone a healthy few weeks. 
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Seedy Saturday is back!

York Region Food Network will be hosting our annual Newmarket Seedy Saturday event! Bring your packets of seeds, a seed story to share and friends to check everything out with!

March 7th, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

at Newmarket Community Centre

(200 Doug Duncan  Drive)

Features:
– Community Seed Exchange
– Speakers & Land-Based Workshops
– Seed, Garden and Craft Vendors
– Resource Table
– Delicious Food, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate & Water
– Kids’ Corner – Children’s Gardening Activities
– Launch of the ‘Seed Stories: Building Communities’ Zine

Speaker & Workshop Lineup

Reserve your spot today to the free event(s) you are interested in by clicking on the individual links below:

Container Gardening Workshop, Cheyenne Sundance

Planting Workshop & Presentation, Kaitlin Rizzari

Medicine Bag Workshop, Jake Charles

Traditional Preservation & Indigenous Food Ways Presentation, Patrick Nadjiwon and Aurora Felix

FREE Admission
Everyone Welcome!

Sponsored by York Region (The Regional Municipality of York)

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Seedy Saturday is coming …

York Region Food Network will be hosting our annual Newmarket Seedy Saturday event! Bring your packets of seeds, a seed story to share and friends to check everything out with!

Features:
– Community Seed Exchange
– Speakers & Land-Based Workshops
– Seed, Garden and Craft Vendors
– Resource Table
– Delicious Food, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate & Water
– Kids’ Corner – Children’s Gardening Activities
– Launch of the ‘Seed Stories: Building Communities’ Zine

Check back soon for our full event schedule and list of vendors
Contact: jessicat @ yrfn.ca, (905) 841-3101 ext. 208

FREE Admission

Everyone Welcome!

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