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Raise the Barcode event

Get your product on grocery store shelves – May 23 in Niagara

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

If you’re looking to get your food or beverage product on grocery store shelves, an upcoming event at Niagara College on Wednesday, May 23, will be of great interest. Raise the Barcode – Get your product on grocery store shelves will look at how to craft a competitive market...read more

Starting a Craft Brewery in Ontario

OMAFRA Releases a Guide to Starting a Craft Brewery in Ontario

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has released a guide to Starting a Craft Brewery in Ontario. “Craft beer is a thriving industry in Ontario; as of 2015 the industry employed well over 1,500 people in direct brewery jobs and over 6,000 in indirect jobs (using...read more

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Farm & Food Care Award Recipients Champion Agricultural Advocacy

Monday, April 16, 2018

Congratulations to Durham Farm Connections, Farmer Tim, and Jamie Reaume, who were each celebrated with Champion Awards at Farm & Food Care Ontario’s annual conference last week, recognizing their significant contributions and commitment to Ontario’s farming community and agricultural advocacy. As distance between farming and non-farming communities continues to grow, these...read more

Greenbelt Fund announcement

GHFFA Among 15 Recipients to Receive Funding for Local Food Projects

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance, in partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority, is among 15 recipients from across the province to receive funding for exciting local food projects. The more than $315,000 in new funding from the Government of Ontario and the Greenbelt Fund is aimed...read more

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Durham Region Launches Local Food Business Retention and Expansion Project

Monday, January 15, 2018

From the Region of Durham Website January 15, 2018: The Regional Municipality of Durham’s Economic Development Division (Agriculture and Rural Affairs) is launching a Local Food Business Retention and Expansion project for the Region of Durham—which will support local business development and job creation in the agri-food sector. Throughout...read more

York Region Agriculture Strategy

York Regional Council Endorses Agriculture and Agri-Food Strategy

Monday, October 23, 2017

The agri-food sector across southern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe is an economic powerhouse, and York Region is no exception. The region’s recently released Agriculture and Agri-food Update and Strategy report reveals that the economic impact of the entire agri-food chain in York Region is $2.7 billion; and with...read more