7 #Green Reasons to Attend the Purple Onion Festival

HAPPY LOCAL FOOD MONTH.

Looking for a way to celebrate?

Come out to Transition Town Peterborough’s Purple Onion Festival on Sunday September 25th from 11am to 4:00pm at Millennium Park.

It smells like #green spirit 😉

Here are 7 #Green Reasons to
Attend the Purple Onion Festival

1.) Local Farmers 

Meet and mingle with some of your very own local farmers.  Purchasing local food helps support a more sustainable food system because it reduces the transportation needs required to bring ingredients from farm to table.

Take home some great local crops for your Sunday Dinner…
(And then invite us over for some!)

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2.) Local Tourism

YOU can have a taste of Peterborough & the Kawarthas. Ten of the finest chefs will serve their most delicious food samples! You will be introduced to restaurants where you can plan your next outing. By having a “STAYCATION” you can explore and support our local economy, all while reducing your travel needs. Savour the taste of global dishes right here at home from a wide variety of restaurants.

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3.) ELECTRIC CARS!!!!

Electric City EV Meet. This year, the Peterborough Mitsubishi is the event sponsor and will be showcasing the award winning all electric car, the i-MiEV.

This year there will be  Bikes from  Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai and Green Street E Bikes. You can also display your electric car or bike of any brand at the Meet.  Support the move away from fossil fuels for both private and public transportation.

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4.) Support Local Businesses

A wide range of wellness practitioners and specialty products will be available at the Wellness Village. Get some #green advice on how to have a more holistic, balanced and sustainable life. Supporting local businesses can help reduce urban sprawl, traffic congestion, and pollution.  We encourage you to walk or bike to them when you visit!

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5.) Climate Change Action

The Dance for the Climate will be organized by For Our Grandchildren. This dance promotes and raises awareness about climate change action in an engaging, captivating, and most importantly, ++ POSITIVE ++ way! It is time to #ChangeClimateChange! This dance celebrates the commitment to supporting a more sustainable economy and raises awareness about what you can do. Time to show your #green moves 😉

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6.) Eat Local Challenge 

Have you heard? Good Things Grow in Ontario! The Eat Local Challenge is part of Local Food Month. Everyone is invited to post their Local Food Actions on the Eat Local Wall at The Purple Onion Festival. You can follow the Ontario Seasonality Guide to find out what fruits and vegetables are in season. You can also participate in the conversation online by Twitter (@localfoodptbo) or Instagram (localfoodptbo). We challenge YOU to support local food.

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7.) Kawartha Loon Local Currency

The Kawartha Loon is a local currency that co-exists with the national currency. The Kawartha Loon  exchange encourages individuals to purchase goods and services  from local producers. All vendors at The Purple Onion festival are members of the Kawartha Loon Exchange and are accepting the Kawartha Loon at par to the Canadian dollar. The Kawartha Loon helps create community wealth and create jobs here at home. Click here to find out more about how it works, where to get Kawartha Loons, and the list of participating businesses. 

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This event is recognized as part of the Climate Change Action Plan.  It is a great way to promote our local economy and sustainable food choices.

Many thanks to Transition Town Peterborough and For Our Grandchildren for hosting this important and #green event. Thank you to Farms at Work for being a part of September Local Food Month.

Remember… Onions have layers…

Layers of #green change 😉  

See you there!

 

 

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