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Opportunities for Change

Leading Food & Beverage Products to Grocery Store Shelves

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Earlier this year, Niagara and Hamilton’s Economic Development Departments and partners collaborated with Whole Foods to connect food and beverage processors in the area with the tools and knowledge needed to get into grocery stores. More than 100 people attended the event, Raise the Barcode: Get your Product on...read more

An Online Resource for Specialty Crop Growers

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Have you checked out the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) resource for Specialty Crop Growers? Specialty Cropportunities assists growers transitioning to production of new, specialty or non-traditional crops, providing a general overview of production information on a variety of specialty crops. “OMAFRA field staff receive...read more

Niagara College Opens Canada’s First Teaching Distillery as Craft Distilling in Ontario Grows

Monday, October 22, 2018

Niagara College has opened Canada’s first Teaching Distillery at their Niagara-on-the-Lake campus, and the first batch of students have now begun the Artisan Distilling Graduate Certificate Program. The state-of-the-art 2,500 square-foot Teaching Distillery is adjacent to the college’s celebrated Wine Visitor + Education Centre. “The Artisan Distilling program follows...read more

Fair Finance Fund launches online investor survey

Monday, October 22, 2018

As you may know, the Local Food and Farm Co-ops is launching the Fair Finance Fund this year to provide loans to local food and farm enterprises. The Fund is raising capital through the issuance of community bonds, and has launched a retail investor survey to gauge interest on this investment...read more

Greenbelt Foundation Launches ‘In a Changing Climate’ Series

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Greenbelt Foundation is launching a series of articles exploring how climate change is impacting the region and the people who live here, and how residents can take action. CEO of the Greenbelt Foundation, Edward McDonnell, shared some of his thoughts on the Greenbelt website: “The entire Greater Golden...read more

HCDSB withdraws plans to expropriate portion of Milton family farm

Thursday, September 27, 2018

With finite resources and growing populations, comes a number of challenges. Land, particularly farmland, is one of the vital resources often caught up in these challenges, as urban sprawl continues and communities try to accommodate for their growing populations. The McCann family, and their 200-acre farm in Milton, know...read more