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Region of Durham

Halton Canada 150 Celebration Dinner

Celebrating Canada 150 Farm Families in York, Halton, Durham Regions

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance has been celebrating Canada’s 150th by paying tribute to farm families across the Golden Horseshoe who have been farming since Confederation, some even longer. These families have had a significant contribution to the development and health of our country and province, and...read more

Zephyr Organics Photo_Baby Bok Choy

Ontarians hungry for locally-grown world foods

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A diverse population like Ontario’s brings with it a diverse, healthy appetite — so why not satiate that demand with seasonal Ontario-grown items that would otherwise be shipped in? This video, released by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as part of their World Foods Consultation,...read more

Richters Greenhouse

Growing Excite-mint for Everything Herbal at Richters Herbs

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

For decades, Richters Herbs in Durham Region have offered everything one would need to know to grow and use a vast variety of culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs. As leading growers and purveyors of herb seeds, plants, dried herbs, extracts, oils and more, whatever you’re looking for in the herb...read more

Farmers Feed the World

Agribusiness Employers Invited to Farmers Feed the World Job Fair

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Agribusiness employers are invited to attend free half-day Farmers Feed The World Job Fairs, with the next one coming up on October 25 in Hamilton, followed by December 6 in Mississauga. Farmers Feed The World (FFTW) is a project funded by the Canadian Red Cross, which aims to help Syrian refugees find employment or...read more

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,...read more

Reesor's Farm Website Photo

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

White Feather Farms Photo

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