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Opportunities for Change

Terre Bleu lavender

Ontario’s Largest Lavender Farm Blooming with Visitors

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

It’s no secret — the lavender plant provides a bouquet of benefits. The fields are stunning, the blooms aromatic, and it has proven itself to be a versatile remedy for centuries, with oils rich in health benefits. So it’s really no surprise that the prized plant isn’t so bad...read more

Canadian Grand Prix Award Winners (CNW Group/Retail Council of Canada)

York Region’s Arla Foods Inc. Wins Big with Product Innovation

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Canadian Grand Prix Award Gala celebrates new product innovation in a number of categories judged by industry experts, and Arla Foods Inc. from Concord in York Region was the most awarded company last month at this year’s gala. Now in its 24th year, the Retail Council of Canada’s Canadian Grand...read more

LTC team tours VG Meats

Long Term Care Food Directors Go Straight to the Source!

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance’s Serving Up Local project celebrated Local Food Week by igniting conversation around getting more local and protein-dense meats on the plates of long-term care home residents. VG Meats, located near Simcoe, Ontario, hosted the discussions at their processing facility and cattle farm,...read more

Reesor's Farm Website Photo

Pick Your Own Strawberries Across the Golden Horseshoe

Monday, June 19, 2017

When you see baskets of the vibrantly delicious, bright red strawberry at the market, you know summer is officially here. Packed with vitamins, fibre and antioxidants, Ontario strawberries aren’t just bursting with flavour, they’re also highly nutritious. Of course, the fresher, the better; and you can’t get any fresher...read more

Niagara College CFWI Photo

Exciting Developments & Projects Underway at Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute Innovation Centre

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nestled in the heart of Niagara’s rich wine and culinary country, at Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, the Canadian Food and Wine Institute (CFWI) provides students with valuable hands-on experience and academics in all aspects of food, wine, beer and artisan distilling. Five years ago, the College’s Research & Innovation division...read more

HFFA Food Charter

Headwaters Region Launches its own Food Charter

Thursday, May 25, 2017

It started out as casual chats about local food security issues between passionate community members and professionals that endearingly called themselves the “food gals”. Fast forward to joining together as a coalition of community agencies, partners and community volunteers: the Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance (HFFA) is proud to...read more