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FreshSpoke’s online marketplace: connecting buyers & local producers

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How can we more efficiently bridge relationships along the local food supply chain in today’s busy, dispersed communities? Innovative food businesses are on the case. You might remember a previous blog post where we highlighted ei.ei.eat, a one-stop shop app that was designed to connect users to local food,...read more

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Boosting Energy Efficiency on Farms: GF2 Funding Supports Farmers’ Transition to Low Carbon Economy

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The provincial and federal governments have added four new project categories under the Growing Forward 2 Program that are dedicated to helping farmers transition to a low carbon economy, aiming to support Ontario farmers while boosting energy efficiency on farming operations. The support will help farmers modify their equipment and improve efficiency at...read more

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GHFFA Response to Proposed Changes of Four Provincial Land Use Plans

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Last month, the Golden Horseshoe Food & Farming Alliance (GHFFA) offered comments to the province on the Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt Plan, the Niagara Escarpment Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan — four provincial land...read more

Social Media Training Direct Farm Marketing Businesses

Social Media Training Workshop for Direct Farm Marketing Businesses

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Looking to amp up your social media efforts for your agricultural business? An upcoming free workshop on November 28th will look at Social Media Training for Direct Farm Marketing Businesses at the York Region Administration Building in Newmarket from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. The live session will demonstrate the value of using...read more