Regenerate’s Heritage Grain Weekend
September 27, 28 & 29, 2019 | London, Ontario

Regenerate weekend was created to put the spotlight on three major issues facing our society.

Soil Regeneration

Our soil is in a position to need regenerating so that it can continue to feed future generations.

Farming System Regeneration

Our farming systems need to be regenerated to help provide profitable income for family farms to stay in business.

Rural Community Regeneration

Our smaller rural communities are needing to be regenerated they continue to be a viable option​ for people to live in.

All of these areas are affected by our largest user of farmland across Southwestern Ontario: grain production.
Our focus in 2019 is continuing to building the conversation around the five components of grain: Bread, Beer, Distilling, Pasta and Pizza.
This regional collaboration weekend will highlight all these areas for consumers, chefs and farmers to engage in. 

Join us to be part of this conversation. Events held during the weekend include:

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

Grain-Based Workshops

Workshops to be announced closer to the event date. Topics will cover various issues relating to grains in food & drink.

Chef Takeover Dinner Featuring Grains

Join several of London’s culinary innovators as they come together in the new downtown location of the Fanshawe Culinary program: THE CHEF’S TABLE kitchen.

During this dinner, they will create a meal showcasing various grains grown in rotation to improve our regions soil quality.

Saturday Sept. 28, 2019

Fall Food Fest & Farmers Market Pop up

Growing Chefs Ontario and Covent Farmers Market will be working together to educate families & consumes about food through multiple activities held during the outdoor weekly farmers market. Activities to be announced closer to the date.

Truly Local Craft Beer Festival

Creators of this unique festival London Brewing will be at it again hosting a craft beer festival focusing on locally sourced grains and ingredients. Showcasing how beer production can build regional economic development.

Sept. 28, – 29, 2019

2-day Bread Camp

Bread Camp is educating and connecting growers, millers, bakers, chefs and consumers who are creating a rise in demand for local grains. This program will increase a baker’s capacity to procure and utilize regionally grown whole grains to help build and develop the regional foodshed.

Event details subject to change. Further information will be available soon.