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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

Global Conference Showcases the Golden Horseshoe’s Robust Food Cluster

Monday, November 19, 2018

Last month, the 21st TCI Network Global Conference — an event that moves continents every year — came to Toronto, bringing cluster experts from around the world to the GTA for three days of collaboration. The conference held “Immersion Experiences” focused on 11 clusters: Advanced Manufacturing, Design, Emerging Technology,...read more

Leading Food & Beverage Products to Grocery Store Shelves

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Earlier this year, Niagara and Hamilton’s Economic Development Departments and partners collaborated with Whole Foods to connect food and beverage processors in the area with the tools and knowledge needed to get into grocery stores. More than 100 people attended the event, Raise the Barcode: Get your Product on...read more