CHC Canada 150 Food Blog Challenge 2017

CHC invites food bloggers to participate in our Canada 150 Food Blog Challenge. We’ll be naming a topic for every month and publicizing entries throughout Canada’s sesquicentennial year. At the end of 2017, we’ll choose our favourite participating blogs and sponsor them for entry into Taste Canada’s 2018 blog category. Bloggers need not contribute every month to be considered.

Wheelbarrow Farm at Leslieville Farmers' Market. Photo by Sarah Hood

Wheelbarrow Farm at Leslieville Farmers’ Market. Photo by Sarah Hood

June 2017: To Market!

As fresh produce becomes more available through June, our farmers’ markets start to hum. This month, CHC invites food bloggers to share stories and recipes that relate to farmers’ markets, farm-gate stands, dockside fish purchases and other examples of purchasing food directly from the source.

We’re looking for blog posts of any length, in either French or English, that relate to the topic. To enter, simply publish your entry within the month of June and post it on the CHC Facebook page before midnight on Friday, June 31. (To guarantee being included in the July newsletter roundup, it would be best to post a few days before the deadline.)

May 2017: Food from Mother

James family making Christmas pudding at 39 Huron Street, Toronto (1910). L-R: “Norman, Frank, Joe, Mother, Sis.” City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244 (William James Family fonds), Item 3518.

April 2017: First Fresh Foods of Spring


And, from an earlier date:

March 2017: Maple

Cabane à sucre

Cabane à sucre: A scene of maple syrup-making by Cornelius Krieghoff, 1849, Library and Archives Canada, C-0110410

And, from earlier dates:

February 2017: Doing Without

Image: A storekeeper puts out a rationing sign, Montreal, 1943. Library and Archives Canada—PA108300

Here, from an earlier date:

January 2017: Fish and Seafood

Image: Salmon fishing by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607–1677), Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Wenceslas Hollar Digital Collection, P2032.

Image: Salmon fishing by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607–1677), Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Wenceslas Hollar Digital Collection, P2032.

And, from an earlier date:

Participating Blogs

  1. Backyard Farms (Heather Kilner)
  2. Canadian Literary Fare (Nathalie Cooke, Alexia Moyer, and Shelley Boyd)
  3. Carmy: Run Eat Travel (Cammy Do)
  4. Conifères et Feuillus (Annika Patel)
  5. Cooking with Jilly (Colleen Stewart Haynes)
  6. The Dip Diva Dishes (Selena Bruni-Aprile)
  7. Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen (Bernice Hill)
  8. Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Laura Camilleri)
  9. Earth Food and Fire  (Markus Mueller)
  10. Eat Locally, Blog Globally (Sarah B. Hood – CHC board member, not eligible for prizes)
  11. Farm Girl City Chef  (Joanne Ochej)
  12. Heather’s Eats (Heather Mitchell)
  13. Just Another Day on the Farm (Valerie Johnstone)
  14. Maple and Marigold (Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma)
  15. Nutmeg Disrupted (Redawna Kalynchuk)
  16. The Primal Desire (Raj Charles)
  17. Schipano Fine Foods (Luciano Schipano)
  18. Signe’s Kitchen (Signe Langford)
  19. Smita Chandra (Smita Chandra)
  20. Teahen Tales (Kelley Teahen)
  21. UrbnSpice: A Taste of Heart and Home (Denise Paré-Watson)

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