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LSCRA_HMGA Award

Holland Marsh Growers’ Association Receives Award for Healthy Water Project

Friday, November 24, 2017

Congratulations to the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association (HMGA), who received a Healthy Water Award earlier this month from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) at their 36th annual Conservation Awards. The HMGA Water Project resulted in important research and discoveries related to wash water systems and de-dirting equipment,...read more

Peel Region Canada 150 event

37 families honoured for 150+ years of farming in Peel Region

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Article from the Caledon Enterprise by Danielle Marr: Despite its proximity to the Big Smoke, Caledon has held on to its farming roots and on Nov. 18, the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance (GHFFA) paid tribute to 37 families who have been farming in Peel for 150 years or...read more

Peel Food Charter

Peel Region Endorses Food Charter for a Food Secure Community

Monday, November 20, 2017

This month, the Region of Peel endorsed a comprehensive Food Charter, designed to lead a collective effort in achieving a just, equitable food system for the area and its residents. The Charter is a living document developed through significant input from the community, and comes as a response to...read more

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GHFFA Hosts Soil Health Workshop for TRCA Farmers

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Last month, the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance held a Soil Health Workshop for TRCA staff and farmers at Black Creek Community Farm in Toronto. Before moving outside to dig our hands into a soil texture exercise, attendees listened to an informative presentation from Ian McDonald, Applied Research...read more

Halton Canada 150 Celebration Dinner

Celebrating Canada 150 Farm Families in York, Halton, Durham Regions

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance has been celebrating Canada’s 150th by paying tribute to farm families across the Golden Horseshoe who have been farming since Confederation, some even longer. These families have had a significant contribution to the development and health of our country and province, and...read more

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Ontarians hungry for locally-grown world foods

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A diverse population like Ontario’s brings with it a diverse, healthy appetite — so why not satiate that demand with seasonal Ontario-grown items that would otherwise be shipped in? This video, released by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as part of their World Foods Consultation,...read more