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Fair Finance Fund 2019: Update and First Impacts

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Fair Finance Fund continues to accept loan applications on a revolving basis as long as funds are available — let them know right away if you are thinking of applying! The investment campaign is also ongoing to May 2020, with interest rates from 2-4% until then. The Fair Finance...read more

Halton Farm Tour showcases high school using innovative farming tech

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Halton Region’s 38th Annual Farm & Food Tour kicked off at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School in Burlington, showcasing some of the exciting, innovative horticultural learning opportunities and resources that are being offered to their students — including a beautiful spacious greenhouse, community garden beds out front, an aquaponics...read more

Trio Bakery Inc. receives $1 million from FedDev Ontario to scale up operations

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Trio Bakery Inc., a manufacturer of freezer-to-oven filled pastries, has received a $1 million investment from FedDev Ontario to create the only fully automated burek pie production facility in North America. With the funding, the bakery will retrofit an 18,900-square-foot facility in Mississauga with advanced equipment, including a fully...read more

Broader Public Sector Champions Program

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Are you in the Broader Public Sector and purchasing local food? The provincial government wants to recognize you. In June 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs launched the Broader Public Sector Champions Program to provide the opportunity for institutions to voluntarily submit and then report...read more

Niagara Food & Beverage Summit

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Niagara College Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre is hosting a Niagara Food & Beverage Summit on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at their Niagara-on-the-Lake campus. The summit is an opportunity for thought leaders, experts, product developers, marketers, entrepreneurs and innovators in...read more

Albion Hills Community Farm Honey & Garlic Fest

Monday, August 26, 2019

Albion Hills Community Farm is hosting a Honey & Garlic Fest on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., in Caledon (16555 Humber Station Road). The festival will have local honey and garlic vendors, farm talks, walks, community organizations, entertainment, demonstrations, an escape garlic room and...read more