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Herbivore’s eat plants,
Carnivore’s eat meat,
and Locavore’s eat Local!

2011 Locavore, originally uploaded by photographerpainterprintmaker.

Windsor & Essex County Plein Air Society will be painting at the John R. Park Homestead during this event. We will also be there for the Blueberry & Lost Arts Festival which takes place following this brunch, and the Saturday before.

Lakeside Locavore Brunch

Date: Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011
Location: John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area

This event highlights Locavore opportunities in Essex County. You can learn more about this movement as you savour a morning by the Lake enjoying live music, tasting locally grown foods, a fine array of local fruit juices and more. Also local farmers, food producers and vendors will be on hand to share their specific knowledge about their products, the delicious bounty that our region offers, and the benefits of buying local.

The 2011 menu for the Homestead will include: bacon, sausage, crepes with local maple syrup, fresh blueberries, peaches and other fruits, assorted salads, fresh breads, bocconcini cheese, mushroom sautee, gazpacho, lavender lemonade, apple cider, and more!

Be sure to attend this unique event to ‘green your eats’. Advance ticket sales only. Last year’s event was sold out!

To purchase tickets for the brunch (11am – 12:30pm): or for more information: (519) 738-2029 email: jrph@erca.org

The Homestead is located at 915 County Road 50, east of Colchester on the Lake.

Blueberry Social & Lost Arts Festival

Saturday Aug 6 and Sunday Aug 7 Noon – 4: P.M.

Celebrate the blueberry season with crafts, blueberry pie and ice cream sundaes, live music, and games for children. Pick your own berries at the Klassen’s Farm just east of the Homestead.

This year’s event features the ‘Lost Arts’ theme – see reenactors demonstrating trades and arts from the 19th century and participate in the fun. Demonstrations will include: basket weaving, blacksmithing, wood carving, painting, quilting, and more!