With the bounty of Ontario's fresh harvest and the talents of local chefs, the creation of soups is the perfect opportunity to showcase Ontario's culinary, agricultural, environmental and social connections in a fun and tasty way!
is presented by the Plant
a Row • Grow a Row program. Building upon the
long standing traditions of gardeners loving to share their harvest
with those in need, Plant a Row • Grow a Row is a national
initiative that encourages folks to grow an extra row of food and
share extras from their harvest with those in need. The program
is spearheaded by The
Compost Council of Canada and Garden
Writers Association, with the support from local food
of Soupalicious began in Toronto during the late 1990s
and Compost Week celebrations when the story, Stone
Soup, was read on top of a compost pile.
The story of community sharing and
learning struck a chord that began to be woven into the Council's
outreach programs for Plant a Row • Grow a Row. Begun first in Sault Ste. Marie when the Compost Council of Canada and the local compost facility, Lemieux Composting, invited local restaurants to present their soup creations at a harvest-sharing celebration, the program was later expanded with the involvement of Marty Galin.
Now Toronto’s Soupalicious offers a medley of soups from great Toronto restaurants and chefs that will delight taste buds and warm hearts and bellies! It is a ZERO WASTE event with the use of compostable spoons, cups and serviettes, all of which will be sent for composting at nearby compost facilities post the event.