The Food Services at St. George, (aka UeaT) are a collection of independent and institutional food providers. ARAMARK, as the central food provider, operates small coffee shops, snack kiosks and full service cafeterias across campus. UeaT also has independent, University-operated and branded food providers. This diversity in food providers allows us to cater to the wide range of dietary tastes and needs of the U of T community. Confused? Have a look at the About Us page to see if we can help clarify things for you. If we still haven’t answered your question, leave us a comment here.
Oh and browse through our Food Map to find an outlet that meets your tastes.
Good morning UeaTers!
If you are interested in food justice, and have some time tomorrow (Tuesday), be sure to head up to York University for an exciting event. Details below:
LOCAL FOOD AND FOOD JUSTICE
When? 19 January 2010
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Professor Deborah Barndt of York’s Faculty of Environmental Studies and other partners of the Foodshed Project will speak, moderated by Professor Harriet Friedmann of the University of Toronto.
Toronto has been the site of innovative food initiatives transforming the food system at all stages of the food cycle. The growing demand for local food is complicated by diasporic communities who bring their own agricultural and culinary practices to this process of transformation. How can the “local” be reframed through the lens of food justice?
The Foodshed Project, a participatory action research collaboration between the University of Toronto Munk Centre, the Faculty of Environmental Studies and 30 local organizations, will probe the organizational ecology, generational and cultural renewal of these initiatives. Community partners from rural and urban contexts will bring their perspectives to the issues of local food and food justice.
Who will be there?
Harriet Friedmann (University of Toronto)
Lord Abbey (The Stop Community Food Centre)
Graham Corbett (Whole Village Community Shared Agriculture)
Evelyn Encalada (Justicia4Migrant Workers)
Anan Lololi (AfriCan Food Basket)
Sally Miller (West End Food Coop)
In the coming week, we will update you on our very own Food Justice event coming up in February…so check back soon!
Have you ever pondered over whether it is really possible to be a 100% locavore? Ever wondered if local trumps organic? What about culturally symbolic foods that can’t be grown in Ontario soil? Is the 100-mile diet just a trend?
To help you with your ponderings, we would like to introduce you to Eat Local!, a student run initiative on campus to promote eating local, sustainable foods. This group of students has worked very hard to put together an annual Eat Local! Day on campus which features information tables, guest speeches, a local farmer’s market and….A FREE VEGAN LUNCH!
Here is what one of the organizers of Eat Local! had to say about this initiative:
Guest Post by Lynnette Choo
The Eat Local! event started off as a group project for an enviro course in our undergraduate years. We were challenged to find something that we were passionate about and find a creative way to express that. Anne, Mina and I were all passionate about food politics and were particularly intrigued by the idea of eating locally. Since we all volunteered with the Hot Yam!, we decided on a public awareness event to show the benefits of eating locally and supporting our local food producers. And, most importantly, to show that there are so many diverse fruits and vegetables that can be grown in Ontario…not just potatoes.
With a free vegan, local and mostly organic lunch made by the Hot Yam! and partnering with UTERN, Eat Local! has grown, attracting over 200 attendees in the past. Last year we’ve included a small farmer’s market, a speaker’s series (from professors to chefs to farmers), booths from organizations like Local Food Plus (LFP), the Greenbelt, Foodland Ontario, and more. At Eat Local!, you can find useful resources such as a list of local farmer’s markets, small sachets of local and organic sprout seeds donated from Toronto Sprouts….and many more ideas on how you can start to eat locally.
We realized that eating locally is one of the many big food issues out there. We understand that when it comes to eating locally, we’re all struggling with our own dilemmas. Does local trump organic? What about culturally symbolic foods that can’t be grown in Ontario soil? Is the 100-mile diet just a trend? Is it really possible to be a 100% locavore? This event is here to spark interest and discussion. Food politics is everywhere.
So come out and join us at the third annual Eat Local! in October….it will be hosted on October 21, 2009 from 12:pm to 4pm at the International Student Center.
For more information, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello UeaTers! How is your week going? Ours is going fabulous! Why, you ask? Well..the U of T Farmer’s Market has been a big success! For those of you who missed it, don’t worry…it will take place at Sir Daniel Wilson Quad next Wednesday..and the Wednesday after that…and the one after that as well!
These pictures will give you an idea of what you can pick up at the market. Be sure to come out next week for fresh veggies, breads, tarts, cheeses, maple syrup and honey!
By the way, the Sir Daniel Wilson Quad is located on the corner of University College, 15 King’s College Circle.