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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

Growing Resilience in Durham Region

Thursday, July 18, 2019

In an effort to strengthen and support their agricultural community by proactively adapting to a changing climate, the Region of Durham has approved an Agriculture Sector Climate Adaptation Strategy, Growing Resilience. “Preparing our communities to cope with and respond to the changing climate is an absolute necessity,” said John...read more

Agriculture Drives Norfolk Economic Development Strategy

Friday, June 21, 2019

Norfolk County Council approved a new Economic Development Strategy earlier this month, with agriculture aptly recognized as a strong economic driver. “Agriculture is important to the economic development strategy, because food production, farming and agriculture is Norfolk County’s second largest industry sector after manufacturing, in terms of export values,”...read more