Its an absolute honour to share food with you. These delicious delights are the outcome of many hours of volunteer work, grocery contributions from each and every person* on the land and unfathomable hours of organizing.
To each and every one of you, thank you and congratulations for nourishing one another through a commitment to sustaining and enjoying this monumental kitchen project.
*Please ensure that you bring your $30 contribution of food for the kitchen. The kind kitchen purchases the base components for meals and we count on you to bring the missing ingredients! It is through this equal sharing and offering that we empower our lovely community to be nourished. We have in the right column a fine tuned list of the contributions the kind kitchen loves to receive!
The Kind Kitchen is not publicly available to prepare or cook food in, so please bring a set-up for your campsite, including a camp stove, to boil water or prepare hot food during the gathering.
Thinking of doing your Membershift in the kitchen?The Kitchen is a pretty fun place to work! Be part of this amazing project and learn how we feed everyone at Solstice. The kitchen is a great place to make new friends working together and helping to make amazing food!Sign up for your Membershift at Centre Camp in the front field upon arrival.
DRESS CODE (while working in the kitchen)Long hair tied backBandana or head cloth (we have extras)Closed toe shoesClean garmentsFully clothed (no nudity)NO jewlery (rings-bracelets-necklaces-earings)Clean fingernails
If you want to take on more responsibility and join the kitchen crew, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fill reusable non-glass bottles and large jugs for your campsite with fresh UV-filtered and treated water from our on-site Artesian spring. Water is also available at Centre Camp and all 3 stages!
Bring yourself a non-breakable plate and bowl to eat from during the week. This can be metal, plastic, wood, or even coconut shell, as long as it won't break on the forest floor. You will also need to bring a spoon, fork, and knife. Please do not leave these things in the Kitchen area - they should travel with you. Ensure you pack your travel mug to enjoy hot and cold drinks. Most importantly, remember your water bottle! Dishwashing stations will be provided.
With an entity this large, extra support is always appreciated! Making yourself available is a great way to give back by doing something you love. Organizing food contributions, extra pots and pan dish washing, chopping vegetable and fruit! Something is almost always happening. Stop by the Kitchen when you're free and report in with the Team Lead. We appreciate it!
Granola - Fresh & Stewed Fruit - Miso Soup
Grain/Carb - Stew/Main - Salad
Stone Soup/Stew with Bannok or GrainsMeals are kid friendly (Mo's hot sauce on the side)
We aim to have lots of fresh salads, fruits and creative dishes available in the kitchen for you at mealtime and for that we need your help!
Each member is asked to bring a $30 contribution of foods from the listings below.
Support local food growers and buy Ontario fruits and vegetables when it makes sense.
Have a garden? Harvest something fresh for us! It's awesome to receive tasty treats from peoples gardens! Culinary herbs especially welcome.
Please bring something from each of the following groups:
all berries - apples - oranges - pears (firm) - vine ripened tomato - Avocados (firm) - plum (firm) - grapefruit - Lemon - Lime - bananas (green) - pineapple - Mango - Peach - Nectarine - watermelon
Kale - Collard Greens - Cabbage - Arugula - Swiss Chard
celery - beet - broccoli - bell peppers - yam - cooking onions - green onions - asparagus cucumber - corn - zucchini - fresh herbs - carrotmushrooms - garlic - ginger
Milks: (nut free) - In tetra packs
* rice milk - soy milk - coconut milk - hemp milk *
real maple syrup - all dried fruit (unsweetened)
pumpkin seeds - sunflower seeds - hemp hearts
Grapeseed Oil - Coconut Oil - Olive Oil - Tamari
Shelf-stable Miso Paste (wheat free) - coconut
Olives in Vacuum-Sealed Packages - Dried MushroomsTahini - Sunflower seed butter - coconut milk powder
ANIMAL or FISH PRODUCTS TOFU or TEMPEH EGGS OR DAIRY NUTS OR NUT MILKSHOMEMADE FOODGRAINS (rice,quinoa etc.) LEGUMES (beans,lentils etc.)OPEN PACKAGES OF FOOD FROM HOME
To offset Kitchen hours, or latenight cravings - remember to pack some healthy snacks for those afternoon munchies - trail mix, cereals (leave the packaging at home!), dried AND fresh fruits, protein you know you can't do without! Wash it all down with some juice or coconut water!
stay tuned for updates!