'Soupstock' protests mega-quarry's environmental impact

Soup lovers packed Toronto's Woodbine Park on Sunday in a culinary protest against a proposed mega-quarry planned for a site just north of the city.

Chef Michael Stadtlander (right) works on a recipe during Soupstock in Toronto on Saturday. Tara Deschamps/Canadian PressChef Michael Stadtlander (right) works on a recipe during Soupstock in Toronto on Saturday. Tara Deschamps/Canadian Press

Crowds savour the tastes of Soupstock

Crowds gathered at Woodbine Park to taste the savoury soups of more than 160 chefs and restaurateurs at Soupstock, an event protesting the proposal to build a mega-quarry in southern Ontario.

The event, a follow-up to last year’s Foodstock, raised funds to fight the quarry proposed for a site approximately 100 kilometres northwest of Toronto on Highway 124 near Shelburne.

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Published Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

Thousands attend Toronto's Soupstock, mega-quarry protest

TORONTO – Under sunny skies, thousands of people attended Soupstock on Sunday at Toronto’s Woodbine Park.

The one-day culinary event celebrated locally grown food, prepared by over 200 of North America’s top chefs, and drew attention to a proposed mega-quarry north of the city.

Soupstock, the sequel to 2011’s Foodstock, featured 85 different soup stations and a line-up of musical acts and guest speakers, including Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, guitarist Jesse Cook, and a roster of local indie talent.

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Over 11,000 lbs of local food donated for Soupstock


TORONTO – Local farmers and food growers have donated over 11,000 lbs. of food in support of Soupstock, a large-scale culinary event protesting a proposed mega-quarry north of Toronto.

Truckloads of produce were dropped off at the Evergreen Brick Works in the Don River valley on Wednesday morning, greeted by volunteers and chefs who are participating in Soupstock this Sunday at Woodbine Park.

Over 200 of North America's top chefs will turn local ingredients into original soup creations.

By Heather Loney, Global News, October 17, 2012

More than 160 chefs to protest Ontario mega-quarry by dishing out soup

pitorfarmSwiss chard and potato, hot plum with a cold ice cream topping, even a harvest medley of beets, turnips and squash. This is just a taste of what will be offered up at Toronto’s Soupstock 2012.

As the successor to last October’s Foodstock, this mega-culinary event will gather over 160 renowned Canadian chefs and restaurateurs in a fundraising event to rally against the proposed mega-quarry in southern Ontario.

“As restaurateurs we view food as culture. So when you are making a contribution to food culture, it’s very important to respond to where you are geographically,” chef Jamie Kennedy told CTV Toronto.

By Rebecca Burton, CTV News, October 13, 2012