Cultivating New Approaches

LTC team tours VG Meats

Long Term Care Food Directors Go Straight to the Source!

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance’s Serving Up Local project celebrated Local Food Week by igniting conversation around getting more local and protein-dense meats on the plates of long-term care home residents. VG Meats, located near Simcoe, Ontario, hosted the discussions at their processing facility and cattle farm, more

Refresh Event at Burlodge

Optimizing Food Purchasing at Long-Term Care Homes

Thursday, April 20, 2017

May 10, 2017 Update: The Toronto Star has since reported an update, that Ontario Long Term Care homes have received a 67-cent increase—from $8.33 to $9 a day starting July 1st —to feed their residents. The CEO of AdvantAge Ontario, Cathy Gapp, has said the new provincial funding more

Halton Food Council save the date

Reducing Food Waste Symposium in Halton May 30th

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Halton Food Council is hosting an event, Policies, Practices & Partnerships: Reducing Food Waste Symposium, at Country Heritage Park in Milton on May 30th. The symposium will explore policies and practices to reduce food waste along the food chain, and will kick off with keynote speaker Dr. Martin Gooch, CEO/ more

Cricket Chili, Entomo Farms

Alternative protein creating a buzz for its environmental & human health benefits

Friday, March 24, 2017

Forward-thinking food businesses have been focusing on this protein for a few years now. The Future of Food and Farming Forum in 2015 was abuzz with its potential. And it’s been growing exponentially as a nutritious, environmentally-friendly alternative protein on plates across the globe. We’re talking about insects. Entomophagy— more

Halton Region Ag Forum

Halton Region Agricultural Forum to uncover the Dirt on Soil Health

Monday, March 13, 2017

Halton Region’s 5th annual Agricultural Forum will focus on the importance of soil health in sustainable crop production, taking place on Thursday, March 30, from 7-9 p.m. at Country Heritage Park (Gambrel Barn) in Milton. The forum offers an excellent learning and networking opportunity for those interested in more

Durham Team Photo

Cooking Up New Ideas in Long Term Care

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

There is a bias that comes to mind when we think about food and healthcare facilities. Images of various food products, sometimes separated by dividers on the same tray, sometimes running into each other on a plate, that are brought in frozen, and reheated, can end up looking more