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Restaurants Across the GTA Welcome Insects on Their Menu For Earth Week April 17-22

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RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, March 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A culinary event like none other, Jump into Spring April 17-22 celebrates Earth Week by bringing crickets onto the menus of at least 50 restaurants across the GTA. Awarded a grant by the Ontario Greenbelt Fund, Ontario-based Entomo Farms, North America's largest cricket farm, sets out to introduce Ontario restaurant-goers to the nutritious, delicious and environmentally sustainable cricket through creative cuisine. Participating restaurants include all Ontario locations of Milestones restaurants, all locations of Select Sandwich restaurants, El Catrin Distileria, Ground Burger Bar, and many more.

  • Make Earth Week meaningful
  • Social Media Contest Connected to the Event- Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
  • Eating Insects as a Meat Alternative is one of the Food Trends of 2017
  • Crickets are high in PROTEIN, B12, IRON, CALCIUM, PREBIOTIC fibre
  • Crickets require less than 1 litre of water to produce 1 kg, 1 kg of beef requires over 20,000 litres
  • Entomo Farms, in its 4th year, founded by 3 brothers in Ontario, is the largest organic, free-range cricket farm in North America
  • Entomo Farms is the proud winner of awards for innovation in food- LAUNCH, Startup Canada
  • Entomo Farms provides over 50 companies worldwide with cricket ingredients- protein bars; pasta, chips- including companies like Chirps, Chapul, EXO, Bitty, etc.
  • Interviews with Entomo Farms and participating chefs available upon request

List of restaurants, food photos, and more information will be available www.entomofarms.com/jumpintospring

Read more about Food Trends for 2017

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/article/food-trends-2017

Learn more about Entomo Farms (video)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-23/ask-people-to-eat-insects-and-it-s-crickets

Contact Stacie Goldin stacie@entomofarms.com 416 817 4295 for more information
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