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A Q&A with Equal Parts Hospitality during COVID-19

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Equal Parts Hospitality is a driving force in the hospitality industry in Hamilton, Ontario, managing some of the city’s most popular event spaces and restaurants (like The French and Aberdeen Tavern), in addition to a catering arm of the business. Jason Cassis and Jerrett Young are the Co-Founders and...read more

Dufferin Farm Tour grows reach and impact with virtual video tour

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Farm Tours pivot due to COVID-19 Autumn is the season of the harvest, and it’s also the season for farm tours. Each year, like many regions, Dufferin Farm Tour showcases about six farms within a specific area, offering the public the opportunity to get to know their local farmers,...read more

GHFFA releases new Action Plan 2021 – 2026: A Vibrant Future

Monday, November 9, 2020

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance releases new 5-year Action Plan From our Chair, Johanna Downey: “2020 has underlined the importance of the food sector around the world. Food companies along the value chain pivoted and their many challenges became opportunities, while the agricultural community remained steadfast in...read more

Ontario Carrot Value Chain Analysis Study

Thursday, October 1, 2020

We are excited to announce that we have shared the Ontario Carrot Value Chain Analysis on the Research section of our website! 916 farmers in Ontario grow 42% of the carrots consumed in Canada. What happens to the carrots grown in Ontario? Are they consumed domestically or exported? Are...read more

Ontario releases 10-year report on Lake Simcoe

Monday, August 31, 2020

In July 2020, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks released a 10-year report on Lake Simcoe, as per the five-year and annual reporting requirements under the Lake Simcoe Protection Act, 2008. The report shows the restoration of over 15 kilometres of degraded shorelines, the planting of more than 55,000...read more