Kingston by Fork and Loving Spoonful have partnered up for Food Awareness Week and are offering three specialized ‘Homegrown Eats’ tours to raise awareness about food accessibility in Kingston. The remaining two tours will be held Thursday, August 2 and Saturday, August 4th.
Along with a guest tour guide from Loving Spoonful, Kingston by Fork will explore the food system in Kingston from production to consumption with special emphasis on distribution and accessibility.
Loving Spoonful will provide their expertise in the areas of urban agriculture, food reclamation and distribution, and community building. The tour also includes a three-course meal that has been locally sourced and “seasonally inspired” from AquaTerra Restaubistro.
In a media release, Kingston by Fork expressed its excitement at having the opportunity to share with the Kingston community an “important and often overlooked facet in our local food system” and being able to inform people about what is going on in their own backyard.
Tour participants are encouraged to bring fresh food donations for Loving Spoonful – or to purchase them at the Market – and those that do will receive a discount on their ticket price. A portion of the tour proceeds will be donated to Loving Spoonful.
Tours depart from the southeast corner of Market Square, above the outdoor amphitheater, across the street from ‘Tir Nan Og‘. (map)
The tours last approximately 1 ½ hours followed by the meal. Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for students/seniors.