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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,...read more

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Pick Your Own Strawberries Across the Golden Horseshoe

Monday, June 19, 2017

When you see baskets of the vibrantly delicious, bright red strawberry at the market, you know summer is officially here. Packed with vitamins, fibre and antioxidants, Ontario strawberries aren’t just bursting with flavour, they’re also highly nutritious. Of course, the fresher, the better; and you can’t get any fresher...read more

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New Farm Boy Location Set to Open in Toronto this Fall

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ontario’s burgeoning Farm Boy chain is continuing to expand its fresh, locally-sourced market experience, bringing a new location to Toronto this fall. The new 20,000 sq. ft. Farm Boy store will bring 150 new jobs to the Etobicoke community, along with its signature farm fresh produce, butcher quality meats,...read more

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Exciting Developments & Projects Underway at Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute Innovation Centre

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nestled in the heart of Niagara’s rich wine and culinary country, at Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, the Canadian Food and Wine Institute (CFWI) provides students with valuable hands-on experience and academics in all aspects of food, wine, beer and artisan distilling. Five years ago, the College’s Research & Innovation division...read more

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White Feather Farms Invests in Enriched Housing for Egg-Laying Barn

Friday, May 26, 2017

White Feather Farms Inc., owned by the Schillings Family in Durham Region, recently held an open house to showcase their newly-constructed egg laying barn with enriched housing — a more spacious alternative to conventional housing. “The housing system that we chose is an enriched colony,” explains Hubert Schillings. “This...read more

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Headwaters Region Launches its own Food Charter

Thursday, May 25, 2017

It started out as casual chats about local food security issues between passionate community members and professionals that endearingly called themselves the “food gals”. Fast forward to joining together as a coalition of community agencies, partners and community volunteers: the Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance (HFFA) is proud to...read more