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Durham Region is developing a Food System Report Card

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Durham Food Policy Council (DFPC) hosted a symposium on April 22nd—Earth Day—to discuss the development of a Food System Report Card for Durham Region, and to brainstorm key indicators that would track the health of the region’s food system. The DFPC is working towards a just and sustainable...read more

Ahead of the Curve: Food in Canada story on Summer Fresh

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

This story originally appeared in Food in Canada’s April 2021 magazine. We have reprinted it with permission from the author, Mark Cardwell.   Summer Fresh founder Susan Niczowski began her multi-million dollar company in her mother’s kitchen 30 years ago. Susan Niczowski is rightly proud of the phenomenal success...read more

Milton Farmers’ Market is ready for 2021

Friday, March 19, 2021

Outdoor farmers’ market season is upon us in Ontario, with many markets working hard to continue their essential role in safely supplying communities with farm-fresh food. The Milton Farmers’ Market, operated by the Milton Chamber of Commerce, was one of many markets that went through some big changes last...read more

Durham Region Virtual Farm Tours throughout 2021

Monday, March 15, 2021

Durham Region farmers will be offering behind-the-scenes virtual farm tours throughout 2021 on the Durham Farm Connections Facebook page! Each tour will be hosted by a farmer and will share a beyond-the-farm-gate view of many different types of farms, including: beef cattle, maple syrup, egg, greenhouse, field crop, dairy,...read more

From Farm to Tablet: Forsythe Family Farms Online Education Packages

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Farms make for the best classroom. This is what Forsythe Family Farms believes, and we couldn’t agree more. Owned and operated by Jim and Leslie Forsythe, the Durham Region farm has deep roots in farm and food education — known for hosting groups and school tours for over 27 years. Now, Forsythe...read more