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Friday, October 14, 2011

Dining in Protest of Proposed Quarry

Regional | by Mariane McLeod  

Foodstock is expected to attract 20 thousand people to a field near Honeywood

Chefs from across the country will converge near a threatened piece of countryside this weekend in hopes of stopping what might be the biggest quarry ever seen in Canada.

The organizers of "Foodstock" hope as many as 20-thousand people show up for the event from 11 AM to 5 PM on Sunday.

The lunch and concert are being held in a field near Honeywood, not far from the site of a proposed 23-hundred acre quarry between Singhampton and Shelburne.

Michael Stadlander -- one of Canada's best-known chefs is at the centre of the fight against the proposal -- and is bringing 100 fellow chefs to a day of food and music.

Each chef will prepare one item.

Organizers have asked diners to bring their own dishes and cutlery to the event.

Buses will bring some people from Hamilton, Guelph and Toronto.

Musicians including the Barenaked Ladies and Sara Harmer will perform, along with Jim Cuddy, who owns property not far from the proposed quarry.

Admission is free, but donations will go to N-DACT, the group fighting the quarry.


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