Kitchen

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Dear Eaters:

It is 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.

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 pot and pan dish washing, chopping vegetables 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!

Drinking Water
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!

A little note....
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.

Food contribution ideas

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.   

Support local food growers and buy Ontario fruits and vegetables when it makes sense.
                
Please bring something from each of the following groups:
 
Fruit
apples - oranges - pears (firm) - vine ripened tomato - Avocados (firm) - plum (firm) - grapefruit - Lemon - Lime - bananas (green) - pineapple - Mango - Peach - Nectarine - Melons

Dark, Leafy Greens
Kale - Collard Greens - Cabbage - Arugula - Swiss Chard
 
Vegetables
celery - beet - broccoli - bell peppers - 
yam - cooking onions - green onions - asparagus  
cucumber - corn - zucchini - fresh herbs - carrot
mushrooms - garlic - ginger  
 
Provisions
Choose: (no glass)
Milks: (nut free)
*rice milk - soy milk - coconut milk - hemp milk *
Aroy-D coconut milk in Tetra Paks
real maple syrup
all dried fruit (unsweetened)
Pumpkin seeds - sunflower seeds - hemp hearts
Large cans of crushed tomatoes
Olives in vacuum-sealed packages
Tomato Paste
Dairy-free chocolate chips/chunks (in a sealed new package so we can confirm ingredients being non-dairy)
creamed coconut
brown rice syrup
barley malt syrup
Gluten Free Tamari
agave nectar
coconut sugar
dried mushrooms
Grapeseed oil - Coconut oil  - Olive oil

We cannot accept:
RICE, BEANS & OTHER GRAINS (WE PURCHASE THESE ITEMS IN BULK!)     
ANIMAL or FISH PRODUCTS
TOFU or TEMPEH
SPROUTS
GLASS CONTAINERS
EGGS OR DAIRY
NUTS OR NUT MILKS
HOMEMADE FOOD
HOME CANNED/PRESERVED FOOD
OPENED BAGS OF FOOD FROM YOUR CUPBOARD
                                                                                     
Your Kitchen, Your Contribution

2018 Meal times:

Hours of operation:
9am - 9pm

Early: 9AM - Noon
Granola - Alt-Milks - Fruit - Miso Soup

Main: Noon - 7PM (our biggest mealtime)
Vegan Smorgasbord of Deliciousness Hot and Cold

Late: 7PM - 9PM
Hearty Stew

Meals are kid friendly - No Hot spice

Bring Your Own Bowl:

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.

MEMBERSHIFTS

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 back
-Bandana or head cloth (we have extras)
-Closed toe shoes
-Clean garments
-Fully clothed (no nudity)
-NO jewelry (rings-bracelets-necklaces-earrings)
-Clean fingernails
-If you want to take on more responsibility and join the kitchen crew, email: kitchen@solsticegathering.ca

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CONTRIBUTIONS….

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 dishwashing, 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!