Category: Events

Cookbook Swap February 15th

Hey BTB!

On Thursday, February 15th, 2018 we’ll be hosting a cookbook swap for all members at the co-op from 3-7!

We’ve all got cookbooks that go unused and unloved in our kitchens, maybe because we’ve exhausted the recipes or they weren’t what we expected. Instead of letting them lay dormant, give them new life by placing them in another BTB community member’s hands. This is a great way to try new recipes and connect with your community through our collective love for cooking…and eating!

Simply bring in a cookbook you no longer want or use, give it up, check out the awesome contributions from our community, then pick out a new (used) one to take home! Couldn’t be easier!

For those that want to get a head start on spring cleaning and want to contribute extra unwanted cookbooks, you are welcome to bring those in as well. We can make sure that any leftover cookbooks at the end of our exchange make it to the free market or to a charitable organization.

Farm n’ Chef Local Food Celebration!

Peterborough Regional Farmers Network is excited to invite you to the first ever Farm n’ Chef Local Food Celebration! We hope you can attend this event on Sunday October 1st from 4pm until 8pm at Market Hall in Peterborough.  You will be served some of the finest regional farm ingredients crafted into delicious tapas by some of Peterborough’s top chefs and then be able to dance the night away with an old fashion square dance lead by the Doh See Dough Boyz

Open House for Local Food Month

Thursday, Sept 14 from 4-6
By the Bushel Community Food Cooperative is hosting a free open house to allow non members a chance to see the freshness, variety and quality of the produce supplied by our wonderful, local, sustainable growers.  Come out and talk to staff and member volunteers, ask questions and enjoy seasonal snacks and drinks.  This is a great time to become a member or sign up for a seasonal produce basket.

Upcoming Event: Annual General Meeting 2017

Date: Monday, June 19th, 2017
Time: 5:30-9PM
Where: Camp Kawartha Environment Centre

It’s that wonderful time of year again! This year’s AGM is fast-approaching. By the Bushel’s Executive Board  would love to share the achievements of the co-op from the year and to share our big plans for the year to come!  The official agenda and other important documents have will be sent via email to all members.

5:30– A tour of the Environment Centre’s edible garden by Cathy Hooper
6:00– Potluck dinner (please bring main dish, side dish, salad, or dessert to share)
7:00– Annual General Meeting

Family and friends are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to! See you on June 19th!

Volunteers Needed: Peterborough Pulse

Date: Saturday, July 15th
Time: 9AM-3PM
Place: George Street, downtown Peterborough

We will once again be joining in on this car-free, open-streets event! By the Bushel is an advocate of reducing food miles through sustainable transportation, so we just had to come back!

That being said, we are looking for volunteers to give us some time (minimum 1 hour) during the event to chat with community members, or to help with our set-up or take-down!

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email

Gilmour Street Garage Sale 2017

This past Saturday, May 27th, By the Bushel was again present at the long-running Gilmour Street Garage Sale. We have had a great time attending this event in the past, and this year was no different! We had our info booth set up to chat up bargain hunters, a table selling delicious coffee (Kyoto Coffee), tea, and herbal iced tea, as well as a seedling sale table selling a variety of heirloom tomatoes run by Paula of Sun Root Organics (and our Production Coordinator!). We were also very lucky to have two energetic and friendly volunteers help run our booth: Becky, a past employee and longtime supporter and consumer member, and Will, a current Board member and active consumer member.

It is always so important to us to reach out to the community and let them know what kind of options exist for local food access, as well as why it is important to utilize these channels to make meaningful changes in the local and broader food system. Overall, we made some fantastic connections within our community, sharing By the Bushel’s story and values, while hearing your own stories and your own desires within the local food community.

See you next year, Gilmour Street!

Local Food Month Open House

By the Bushel is hosting an Open House to celebrate Local Food Month in Peterborough! Open to everyone, this is an opportunity for the community to see the freshness, variety and quality of the produce supplied by our wonderful, local, organic growers. Come out and talk to staff and growers, ask questions and enjoy a good cup of coffee!

When:  Thursday Sept 15 from 4pm-6pm

Where:  542 Rogers St.

Upcoming Event: Annual General Meeting

Date: Monday, August 8th, 2016
Time: 6-9PM
Where: Peterborough Lion’s Club

It’s that time of year again! This year’s AGM is fast-approaching. We would love to share our achievements from the past year with all of our members and to share our big plans for the year to come! To reach our collective goals we need your input and your vote. The agenda and other important documents have been sent via email.

The first hour of the evening will be a barbecue and potluck! The co-op will provide all barbecue items and drinks, so all we ask is that members bring sides and desserts to share.

Family and friends are welcome to attend, but only members can vote.  Please RSVP to! See you on August 8th!