Terra Madre Day

Today is Terre Madre Day! In Nova Scotia and around the world, December 10th mark’s Slow Food’s Terra Madre Day, a day to celebrate eating locally.

  • 1,000 communities are celebrating Terra Madre Day this December 10, in one of the largest global occasions to promote sustainable food and ‘eating locally’.
  • Held on the occasion of Slow Food’s 20th birthday, Terra Madre Day is being celebrated by more than 100,000 farmers, producers, cooks, students, and consumers across the association’s network of 150 countries.
  • A global revolution can only grow from local roots, and together these community actions are building opposition to the negative impacts of agribusiness and promoting healthy food and communities.

-Carlo Petrini, Slow Food President

Here in Nova Scotia, restaurants around the Province will offer a locally sourced meal. The following events are taking place:


Local Luncheon:

Smoked Potato and Leek soup

Herb roasted Local Chicken with root vegetable gratin

Apple Crisp with goat Cheese fondant


Available from 11:30 am – 3pm, Thursday December 10th


Green Cabage salad with suffolk grape vinaigrette 6.00

Grilled Martock Glen Venison striploin w/ wild oyster mushroom sauce and winter veg 26.00

Roasted Valley Apples and Pears with carrot ice cream 8.00

Available for Dinner, Thursday December 10th


Coldspring Farms braised chicken panini with sauteed mushrooms and havarti

Italian “Peasant” soup with heritage pork sausage, tomato, basil, and fingerlings

Real butter shortbread cookie

Fair trade tea or coffee

$12.95 (Eat in or Take Away)

Available for Lunch


A Celebration of Local Food ~ This Thursday, 40 tickets* available!

Food by Local Source, Music by Jeff Torbert & company@ the Hub Halifax

1673 Barrington Street, 2nd Floor

7.30 start until 9.30pm

3 course dinner (veggie options)

Live Jazz & Short films from the Slow Motion Film Festival 2009*

$35 per ticket, available for purchase at the Hub (accepting credit card over the phone or VISA/Mastercard, Debit or Cheque in person from 9am-6pm) and Local Source Market (5783 Charles Street, 11-7pm).

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