Canola Connect Community Learn-Along Series

Plant Grow Eat: Celebrating community, Canadian ingredients and farmers.

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It’s been a wild ride of a year, and we’ve truly enjoyed seeing you in your kitchens – whether you tagged us on social media with your delicious #makeitcanola creations or, perhaps you were able to join us in one of our virtual bake/cook-alongs. 

This next series, we’ve been dreaming up all year and we’re finally ready to invite you! We’ve boiled down what is important, and what remains is a distilled and deliberate version of Canola Eat Well’s mission; “Inspiring Canadians in the kitchen to connect to Canadian ingredients, canola oil, and canola farmers,” and keeping with our motto of “When We Learn Together, We Grow Together”, we have created a three-part series of #canolaconnect community learn-alongs.

Join one, two, or sign up for all three learn-alongs! Purchase your ticket here.

With each learn-along, you will receive a story-telling box where you’ll find a carefully curated Canola Connect experience. The items have been hand-selected to inspire you to tell stories, to learn more about the products and artisans who created them, and of course, to continue to play in your kitchen with delicious, quality, Canadian-grown ingredients. Our farmers thank you for choosing canola oil for your kitchen. Which items will you combine to tell your own Plant, Grow, Eat story? Our hope is that you will connect and share back with us @canolaeatwell and #makeitcanola.

We would be honoured to have you with us and hope to see you at one or all of the events!

The cost is: $50 per learn-along + $5 shipping (Canadian registrants only), which includes:

  • one ticket to the learn-along date of your choice; learn from farmers, a guest culinary expert, and other farm, food and science experts in our community.
  • one curated story-telling box with items relating to the theme of each learn-along, valued at over $150.

By purchasing a ticket from our online store, you are automatically registered for the accompanying learn-along.

More about the events

Learn-Along #1: PLANT 
Thursday, April 22nd 7:30pm – 9:00pm EST | 6:30pm – 8:00pm CST

What to expect:

This Earth Month uncover tips and tricks for planting new seeds. Plus, fresh and informative perspectives on agriculture from Canadian canola farmer Roberta Galbraith and learn with scientist Mark Belmonte about how science is helping farmers be more sustainable. There will be community connections and a moment to make your heart smile to a sing along with musician Sol James. Sol’s soulful roots/blues music is joyful, honest, and will keep us smiling, dancing and singing! Learn about sustainable seafood through a cooking demonstration featuring Ned Bell, Chef advocate, best-selling cookbook author, keynote speaker and educator, and now owner and chef of Naramata Inn in British Columbia.

 

Learn-Along #2: GROW 
Thursday, May 13th 7:30pm – 9:00pm EST | 6:30pm – 8:00pm CST

What to expect:

Connect with Canadian canola farmer Will Bergmann to learn about growing ingredients, all about bees, and don’t forget about the music. We’ll be joined by Sierra Noble, a well-known singer-songwriter, and fiddle player. Her music and story will transcend us to a place beyond our homes and create an unforgettable moment in time. You will also peek inside Chef Paul Lillakas’ kitchen. Paul, a recipe developer, media personality, and on-air expert for Cityline, Your Morning, and CP24, will show us how to make a dish that’s a staple in Nordic cuisine.

 

Learn-Along #3: EAT 
Thursday, June 10th 7:30pm – 9:00pm EST | 6:30pm – 8:00pm CST

What to expect:

Share in our love of food, celebration, and community. We will share stories, answer the question: “what are you loving?”, engage with Canadian farmer Jeannette Andrashewski, and learn about how science is helping us be more sustainable. All great gatherings include music, and Del Barber s no stranger to finding inspiration in the cultural backdrop of Canada. In his JUNO Award-nominated album, Prairieography, Del documents stories of prairie life, highlighting the unique relationship between struggle, hard work, and love. Then we’ll celebrate our love of food with cookbook author, food entrepreneur, storyteller and culinary expert Trevor Lui. His recipes are always delicious and his stories are even better.

 

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