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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, a one-stop shop app that was designed to connect users to local food, more

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Federal Government Invests in State-of-the-Art Greenhouse Technology in Hamilton

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Greenbelt Microgreens has received $640,585 in funding to modernize a new 3.5 acre greenhouse facility with state-of-the-art technology in Hamilton. The investment will allow producers to increase production of Canadian certified organic microgreens, bringing jobs and more local produce to the area, stimulating the local food economy. “Our more

First Steps in Exporting Seminar

First Steps in Exporting for the Food Sector Seminar in Hamilton Oct. 20th

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Division has partnered with Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium’s (EMC) Food, Beverage and Bio Sector Initiative to bring Food and Beverage sector companies a free seminar on October 20th: First Steps in Exporting for the Food Sector. This unique event is designed to make those more

Local Grown Salads at Food Starter - taken by Josie Di Felice

GHFFA Meets Local Food Entrepreneurs at Toronto’s Food Starter

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance kicked off our AGM this past Monday in Toronto with a tour of Food Starter – an incubator focused on helping early-stage food processors and manufacturers grow their business. Last year, the GHFFA provided $10,000 in funding to the incubator as more