Photo: Superb sunny celebration at Soupstock

Photo: Richard Budman /

By Jode Roberts

Thank you to the more than 40,000 soup lovers that joined us on Sunday October 21st at Toronto's Woodbine Park. The gloriously sunny celebration at Soupstock was Canada's largest-ever culinary protest.

More than 200 top chefs from across North America offered a staggering array of delicious soups made from thousands of pounds of donated fresh local ingredients.

Together, farmers, chefs, musicians, artists, volunteers and soup-drunk revellers of all ages raised their bowls in opposition to the Highland Mega-Quarry project.

Soupstock — A Call to Action from Dowling Pictures on Vimeo.

For a taste of the ingredients that went into Soupstock, check out the numbers below.

Soupstock by the numbers

11,700 lbs of donated produce
5,000 volunteer hours
200 chefs
148 volunteers on-site
46 farmers and producers
20 partners and sponsors
12 musical performances
8 golf carts
1 gloriously sunny day
40,000 smiling soup lovers
4,000 letters to MPP's to stop the mega-quarry
Less than one dumpster of waste
Hundreds of litres of soup donated to local food bank

Thank you to the countless volunteers, chefs, restaurants, farmers, producers, bowl makers, sponsors, rabble rousers and friends that made Soupstock such an amazing day.

And don't forget to help us stop the Mega-Quarry by taking action today:

October 25, 2012

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