Get your spoons ready! Taste buds will be primed and mouths salivating on Saturday, September 30 in preparation for the Holland Marsh Soupfest. This popular annual event showcases the best produce the Holland Marsh and the surrounding agriculture industry has to offer.
The event, first held in 2008, is organized by the Holland Marsh Growers Association, the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, and the Township of King. This year there will be multiple-skilled soup makers on hand. Included amongst the participants are local restaurants, chefs, caterers, and culinary schools.
Tasha Veer, Special Events and Marketing Coordinator with the township, noted that one of the main goals this year is to be green. This means supporting the sustainability of area farms, as well as the land they use to grow the produce used to make the soups.
“Visitors can also enjoy the vendors market and farmers market which will have local produce for sale,” added Veer. “We’ll even have a live Celtic performance from the Strange Potatoes.”
The enjoyable event is both family and dog-friendly. Four-legged friends must be on a leash but can enjoy the sunny outdoors with other participants. A special discounted family ticket also makes the outing more affordable.
The Holland Marsh Soupfest will be held 11am to 3pm at Ansnorveldt Park, located at 18997 Dufferin Street.
Parking is free and a shuttle will be on hand. Tickets can be purchased online at a discount and are cash only if purchased at the door. Organizers are estimating attendance will be approximately 2,000 people. Be sure to visit www.hollandmarshsoupfest.ca for more details.