CITY OF GUELPH
Reimagine Food, Guelph Box and Circular Opportunity Innovation Launchpad (COIL) are partnering to deliver a food box filled with local upcycled food products this holiday season.
Every item in the Upcycled Holiday Food Box was carefully designed to use high-quality ingredients to their maximum value, diverting waste from our landfills.
A few examples from the box include:
- Cozy hot chocolate that uses nourishing bone broth as its base.
- Zippy ginger beer that uses the fibre-dense ginger pulp from another juice product.
- Spicy hot sauce that packs a punch with malt vinegar from a previous fermentation process.
Upcycled products reduce food waste, support our climate goals and spur local innovation and economic development.
All products in the Upcycled Holiday Food Box are produced right here in southern Ontario and are available for purchase online or in retailers and markets across Guelph-Wellington. It celebrates farmers, makers, producers, and artisans and makes an excellent gift. Eight dollars of every box sold will go towards the Indigenous Food Sovereignty Circle.
“The Upcycled Holiday Food Box is a tangible example of a circular food economy in practice – one that nourishes its community, supports its local business and agriculture and restores its natural ecosystems. This is a great way to support local this holiday season,” says Molly Fremes, program advisor at COIL.
Boxes cost $70 and can be ordered online through Guelph Box before Dec.11. Boxes can be picked up from the Guelph Farmers’ Market on Dec. 15; otherwise, delivery in Guelph-Wellington is available for a small fee.
Vendors participating in the Upcycled Holiday Food Box include:
- Greenhouse Juice
- Beck’s Broth
- Escarpment Labs
- Heartwood Cider
- The SEED
- Pfisterer Farm
- The Commonfare Kitchen
Reimagine Food will be at the Wellington County Museum and Archives Christmas Fair today between 4 and 9 p.m. with a sample box.