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Flanagan Foodservice and Local Line Increase Access to Local Food with Online Market

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A recent partnership in the food distribution world has shown that collaboration leads to innovation, particularly in distributing local food in Ontario. In 2017, Flanagan Foodservice, the largest Canadian-owned, independent foodservice distributor in the country, teamed up with Local Line, a tech company that builds e-commerce tools for food businesses,...read more

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GHFFA Receives Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance (GHFFA) is honoured to have been presented with a Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence this year for our Asset Mapping Project. The award was presented to GHFFA Chair Bill Hodgson and Executive Director Janet Horner at a ceremony held in Toronto...read more

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GHFFA receives RED Project Funding: Building the Asset Mapping Tool Box

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Often a tool box begins with a few essential tools, like a hammer and a screwdriver. Through experience, time, effort and investment, more tools are added and eventually the tool box becomes better equipped for a diverse number of projects. The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance (GHFFA), in...read more

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Holland Marsh Growers’ Association Receives Award for Healthy Water Project

Friday, November 24, 2017

Congratulations to the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association (HMGA), who received a Healthy Water Award earlier this month from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) at their 36th annual Conservation Awards. The HMGA Water Project resulted in important research and discoveries related to wash water systems and de-dirting equipment,...read more

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New Arrell Food Institute Announces Scholars & Their Research

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Earlier this year, the Arrell Family Foundation announced an astounding $20 million donation to the University of Guelph, the single largest gift the university has ever received. The University matched the funds, for a total commitment of $40 million, creating the Arrell Food Institute. The Institute aims to transform...read more