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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

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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

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Supporting Urban Agriculture Grows More Than Fresh Food

Friday, September 15, 2017

The City of Toronto has proclaimed September 15, 2017, as Toronto’s first official Urban Agriculture Day; and if you know anything about the abundance of good food projects in the city, you know there’s plenty to celebrate. Thus, there have been events celebrating the power of urban ag in...read more

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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