labour day

Labour Day Weekend Local Food

By: Carly Chagas
August 31, 2018

Labour day long weekend is coming up quick! Can you believe it? Luckily for us, September still offers an abundant amount of available local food in Canada. For fruits, you’ll still find apples, blueberries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums and raspberries available! Even more vegetables are in season including (but not limited to) beans, beets, broccoli, eggplant, cauliflower, peas and peppers. Now all of this local food gives plenty of options for healthy, locally-inspired meals for your long weekend!

Whether you’re spending your labour day long weekend preparing your kids back to school, relaxing at the cottage or spending time in the city, we’ve rounded up some locally-inspired recipes to help you take advantage of all the available local food.


Local Food Labour Day Food Ideas

Tomato Pesto + Grilled Corn Gnocchi – Tomato and corn are the ultimate summer foods, so make use of them on the last long weekend of summer! This beautiful gnocchi looks almost too good to eat.

Tomato Basil Gazpacho – Using our Tomato Basil soup, this refreshing recipe is the perfect quick snack or lunch while enjoying the weather outdoors.

Corn Chowder – The nights are beginning to cool down, so why not warm up with a big comforting bowl of corn chowder? Try using our Veggie Stock in this recipe!

Tomato, Peach + Burrata Salad – Salty, sweet, creamy and tart – this salad has it all! It truly is a celebration of summer local food in one bowl.

Veggie Chili Mac + Cheese – Now this recipe is perfect if the weather is a little rainy and chilly. It’s a big bowl of comfort!


We hope you enjoyed this round up of locally-inspired recipes for the labour day weekend! Be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest, and tag us with your creations. You can also follow the conversation by following #eatlocal.