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$10 Million Worldwide Competition for Cleaner Water comes to Holland Marsh

Thursday, August 9, 2018

For the last few months, Ontario’s Holland Marsh was the site of a worldwide competition targeting phosphorus water pollution, which creates harmful algae blooms in freshwater bodies around the world. The grand prize? $10 million from The Everglades Foundation. Algae blooms are a serious global problem that require a...read more

York Farm Fresh 2018 Guide Map & Passport to Fresh Contest Launched

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The much-anticipated York Farm Fresh 2018 Guide Map is out, ready to help those in the region pinpoint all of the local farm fresh food and fun nearby. This year’s map, launched by the York Farm Fresh Association (YFFA), has a total of 30 farms, 11 farmers’ markets, and...read more

AE Natural Meats in York Region receives Excellence in Small Business Award

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Congratulations to AE Natural Meats, a family-run farm in Mount Albert, for receiving the Excellence in Small Business Award from the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce earlier this month. “I felt very honoured to receive this,” co-owner Judie Zajac tells us, “there was a lot of amazing companies nominated...read more

Holland Marsh Growers’ Association Receives Award for Healthy Water Project

Friday, November 24, 2017

Congratulations to the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association (HMGA), who received a Healthy Water Award earlier this month from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) at their 36th annual Conservation Awards. The HMGA Water Project resulted in important research and discoveries related to wash water systems and de-dirting equipment,...read more

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

York Regional Council Endorses Agriculture and Agri-Food Strategy

Monday, October 23, 2017

The agri-food sector across southern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe is an economic powerhouse, and York Region is no exception. The region’s recently released Agriculture and Agri-food Update and Strategy report reveals that the economic impact of the entire agri-food chain in York Region is $2.7 billion; and with...read more

York Region’s Arla Foods Inc. Wins Big with Product Innovation

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Canadian Grand Prix Award Gala celebrates new product innovation in a number of categories judged by industry experts, and Arla Foods Inc. from Concord in York Region was the most awarded company last month at this year’s gala. Now in its 24th year, the Retail Council of Canada’s Canadian Grand...read more