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Willowtree Farm brothers among Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Brothers Jordan and Alex McKay, owners of Willowtree Farm in Port Perry, have been honoured as one Canada’s latest Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF)! The OYF Program is designed to recognize young farmers between the ages of 18 to 39 that exemplify excellence in their profession. “It was a great...read more

Broader Public Sector Workshop on the Role of Local Food in Healthcare

Monday, January 21, 2019

On February 14, 2019, representatives from Ontario’s healthcare sector are invited to the Greenbelt Fund’s speaker panel and Vendor Food Fair on the Role of Local Food in Healthcare, taking place at the University of Toronto’s Chestnut Conference Centre from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Morning presentations will showcase research...read more

Getting your product on grocery store shelves

Friday, January 11, 2019

Do you imagine your product on grocery store shelves? Join Western Ontario Community Futures as they welcome Whole Foods Market for upcoming learning sessions on how to get your product out to the masses. Click on the following event links to register: Local Matters – Speaker: Whole Foods Market...read more

Southbrook Vineyards: a winery & farm working in harmony

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Living in harmony with the land is a cornerstone of the philosophy at Southbrook Vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake. For owners Bill and Marilyn Redelmeier, it’s a love story with wine, the land, and all things local — and sharing this passion with other wine-lovers. Their 150-acre vineyard is widely celebrated for...read more

2019 Nourish Trend Report Explores ‘Shifts’ in Food Trends

Friday, December 7, 2018

With another year coming to an end, Nourish has released the 2019 Nourish Trend Report, their third annual look ahead at what’s in store for the food industry. While 2018’s report was about “Disruption,” the theme this year is “Shifts” — shifts in consumer attitudes, what consumers are buying...read more

OFA Proud to Farm Photo Contest Winners Announced

Monday, November 26, 2018

At their AGM earlier this month, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) announced the winners of their Proud to Farm Photo Contest, which provides OFA members with the opportunity to share their pride in their farms, families and agricultural communities. “There are endless challenges and pressures in agriculture today,...read more

Successful collaboration underway to support York Region’s Agri-Food Sector

Monday, November 26, 2018

York Region has long recognized the importance of agriculture, with many of their high-level strategic plans and policy documents – the Region’s Official Plan, Strategic Plan, Vision 2051, and Economic Development Action Plan – all touching on their commitment to the sustainability and viability of the agri-food sector. York...read more