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Exploring the Benefits of Farm-to-Table Eating

PACE Talk November 20, 2019; Farm-to-Table Eating with Paul Burnham

November’s PACE conversation will take place at Community Health Centres of Northumberland (99 Toronto Road, in Port Hope) on Wednesday, November 20th at 5:30 PM with guest speaker Paul Burnham exploring the topic of Farm-to-Table Eating.

If you’ve driven the stretch of Highway 2 between Port Hope and Cobourg, you’ve probably noticed the Burnham Family Farm Market standing proudly on the north side – bustling from May until late December each year. With a focus on locally grown and produced food, the Market is filled with seasonal fruits and vegetables from both the Burnham farm and other Ontario growers, fresh baked goods, and a broad range of unique local products ranging from ice cream and cheese to a selection of local honey and preserves.

Together with his wife, Anne, Paul purchased the land for the Market in 1994 and the two are now in their 25th year of producing fruits and vegetables. Today, they operate as a multigenerational farm, with three of their four children heavily involved in the business – Mark on the farming side and Kate and Amy with running the Market.

During this informative PACE conversation, Burnham will be drawing on his experience and knowledge to explore the benefits of buying and eating locally as it pertains to food quality, personal physical and mental health, and global environmental sustainability. He’ll address some common food myths, highlight nutritional elements, and share tips for attendees looking to incorporate more local farm-to-table foods in their lives.

The Northumberland PACE talks are free, monthly public education sessions on a broad range of health and wellness topics, and consistently draw large groups of community members with a range of questions and perspectives.

Lasting an hour in length, each PACE event consists of a 30-minute talk, a 20-minute question-and-answer period with the guest speaker and a 10-minute moderator summary. PACE talks start at 5:30 PM on the third Wednesday of each month, and rotate between Cobourg (at NHH, 1000 DePalma Drive) and Port Hope (at the Community Health Centres of Northumberland, 99 Toronto Road).

Bring your questions, your suggestions and your experience and join in what is expected to be another lively discussion.

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