For more details on any of these upcoming events please visit www.thestop.org

Preserving Strawberries & Cherries: Hands on Demonstration

Saturday, July 10, 1-3 p.m. Price:$120 per person (includes Bernardin’s Home Canning Kit)

Chef Emerie Brine of Bernardin shows you how to make jams and preserves your whole family will enjoy. Each participant will go home with Bernardin’s Home Canning Kit, containing all the equipment you need to do your own home canning, a $60 value!

The Stop’s Green Barn, Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street

Space is limited, reservations required. Please contact Danielle at [email protected] or call 416-652-7867 ext 250.

Film Night at The Green Barn – The Garden, July 13

The Green Barn outdoor summer film series continues with a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, The Garden. Filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy (award-winning director of OT: Our Town) brilliantly captures, in a series of explosive and wrenching events, the ways greedy developers, inept politicians, and self-serving community leaders can run roughshod over the lives of working class families fighting to save the 14-acre urban farm in South Central Los Angeles that’s become their very source of survival. Equal parts The Wire and HarlanCounty, USA, The Garden exposes the fault lines in American society and raises crucial and challenging questions about liberty, equality, and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable among us. As the battle lines are drawn between this group of low-income families struggling to protect their land against a backdrop of grey and hardened skyscrapers, their cause becomes an international sensation that draws the attention of numerous notable activists and politicians, including Danny Glover and Willie Nelson. Watch the trailer here.

We’ll be making pizza in the newly opened bake oven, serving beer (courtesy of Mill Street) and having a post-screening discussion with several of the city’s urban agriculture facilitators.

When: Tuesday, July 13 (doors 6:45 pm; vegetarian/vegan dinner 7:30pm; screening 8pm)

Where: The Stop’s Green Barn (sheltered garden), 601 Christie St. (at St. Clair)

How much: PWYC, with suggested donation of $12-20. No one turned away due to lack of funds.

Space is limited, reservations required. Please contact Ash at [email protected] or call 416-652-7867 ext 222.

Food for Change Dinner Series Thursday July 15

Hors d’oeuvres served at 6pm; dinner at 6:30pm

Chef Chris Brown creates an intimate, five-course dining experience for you to savour under the stars in our fabulous sheltered garden. If you want to experience life in a professional kitchen, join the kitchen crew and help prepare the feast. Wine generously supplied by Southbrook.

Meal only $75; with wine pairing $120; kitchen crew $100

Space is limited, reservations required. Please contact Danielle at [email protected] or call 416-652-7867 ext 250.

Field Trip: South 50 Farms, Port Hope

Saturday July 17th, Depart 601 Christie St. 10:00 a.m. Return 3:30 p.m. (estimated).

Join us for a fascinating, behind the scenes look at a grass fed cattle family farm on this trip to South 50 Farms in Port Hope, about 90 minutes outside of Toronto. Run by Ian & Jamie Sculthorpe and situated on land that’s been in their family since 1850, South 50 Farms are purveyors of 100% all-natural Ontario grass-fed beef, and use environmentally sustainable and humane practices to benefit both the cattle and the consumer.

Space is limited, reservations required. Please contact Danielle at [email protected] or call 416-652-7867 ext 250.

Deli Duel, Sunday July 25

The battle for smoked meat supremacy is heating up! Join us at this special fundraiser where chefs from Caplansky’s, Goldin’s and The Stockyards will go head-to-head (or brisket-to-brisket) in a competition to produce the best smoked meat sandwich. Come and vote for your favourite. Admission is free, but food and drink tickets will be available at the event.

Where: Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. (Barn #1)

When: Sunday, July 25, 1 to 5 pm.

How much:Free. (Food and drink available for purchase; all proceeds go to The Stop.)

For more information please contact Gillian at [email protected] or call 416-652-7867 ext. 225