On October 12, 2019, Halifax Central Library hosted its second FRESHFest, a festival-style exploration of all things food. Halifax Public Libraries hosts free Food & Cooking programs and workshops, opens a new window year-round at all our branches. FRESHFest brings together many of our partners to continue efforts to increase food literacy in Halifax and celebrate the many unique flavours of Nova Scotia. The full-day event featured hands-on activities, cooking demonstrations, education, games, and plenty of delicious food discovery.

FRESH stands for Food Resources Everyone Should Have. We are so grateful for the food champions in our community who are working to effect this change and growth. FRESHFest featured local foodies: author Elizabeth Pierce, opens a new window; author Jenny Osburn, opens a new window; BEEA Honey with Heart, opens a new window; Bite Sized Kitchen; FoodARC, opens a new window; FOUND Forgotten Food, opens a new windowGreen Schools Nova Scotia, opens a new window; chef Leah Coodin; author and food blogger, Niki Jabbour, opens a new window; Nourish Nova Scotia, opens a new window; food writer and fermentation expert, Philip Moskovitch, opens a new window; Sprouting World, opens a new window; and Terra Beata Cranberry Farm, opens a new window.
Look back on the day in the photo gallery below, and be sure to join us next time for FRESHFest!