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Clarington: A Centre of Excellence in the Cannabis Industry

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Article below by the Clarington Board of Trade and Office of Economic Development With a population fast approaching 100,000 and a growing community of over 5,000 businesses, Clarington offers what investors and companies desire: affordable serviced land, proximity to market and amenities, business support and a progressive, engaged community....read more

$10 Million Worldwide Competition for Cleaner Water comes to Holland Marsh

Thursday, August 9, 2018

For the last few months, Ontario’s Holland Marsh was the site of a worldwide competition targeting phosphorus water pollution, which creates harmful algae blooms in freshwater bodies around the world. The grand prize? $10 million from The Everglades Foundation. Algae blooms are a serious global problem that require a...read more

Local Food and Farm Co-ops seeking input on Fair Finance Fund

Monday, July 9, 2018

Are you a farm or food enterprise looking for better access to capital? The Local Food and Farm Co-ops (LFFC) have launched an online survey to gather input from local food producers, processors, market owners & staff, co-op owners & staff, and other regional food entrepreneurs that are committed...read more

York Farm Fresh 2018 Guide Map & Passport to Fresh Contest Launched

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The much-anticipated York Farm Fresh 2018 Guide Map is out, ready to help those in the region pinpoint all of the local farm fresh food and fun nearby. This year’s map, launched by the York Farm Fresh Association (YFFA), has a total of 30 farms, 11 farmers’ markets, and...read more

AE Natural Meats in York Region receives Excellence in Small Business Award

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Congratulations to AE Natural Meats, a family-run farm in Mount Albert, for receiving the Excellence in Small Business Award from the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce earlier this month. “I felt very honoured to receive this,” co-owner Judie Zajac tells us, “there was a lot of amazing companies nominated...read more