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Canada 150 Farm Family Recognition Program

NEWS RELEASE: Canada 150 Farm Family Recognition Program

Monday, May 1, 2017

GHFFA Celebrates Canada’s 150th Birthday by Recognizing Canadian Farm Families that have been farming for just as long For Immediate Release TORONTO, May 1, 2017  –  The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance (GHFFA), with support from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday by recognizing...read more

Increasing Local Food Procurement at Ontario Colleges

Mohawk College Report Released: Increasing Local Food Procurement at Ontario Colleges—now seeking pilot project partners

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mohawk College is currently working on a project to increase local food procurement at Ontario’s 24 colleges, in partnership with the Greenbelt Fund and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Kate Flynn, Sustainable Food Systems Research and Program Coordinator at Mohawk, tells us the project has now reached its first...read 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 government...read more

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Increasing Local Food Procurement in Municipally-Operated Facilities and Cafeterias

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance has received $100,000 funding from the Greenbelt Fund’s Local Food Investment Fund to increase municipal local food procurement in Golden Horseshoe Municipalities. Specifically, the project is working with municipal partners to increase the procurement of locally-sourced food in long-term care facilities in the...read 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 in...read more