Policy, practice & partners in a vibrant food & farming cluster.

Recent News

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

Grateful for our Farmers’ hard work & generosity

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

No sector has been unscathed by COVID-19, certainly not the food and farming sector. But to start the year off on a hopeful note, we’d like highlight the generosity of Canadian farmers and farm organizations who, through tumultuous times, have been working to support their communities via propitious partnerships...read more

Serving Up Local II Webinar Series: #LocalFoodinHealthcare – Big, local ideas to unlock the potential of our healthcare food systems

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Serving Up Local II: An Economic Analysis (SULEA) research project webinar series continues, this time in conjunction with the Canadian Society of Nutrition Managers (CSNM).  In long-term care and healthcare facilities across Ontario, Nutrition Managers and Supply professionals are pushing beyond the status quo of acceptable food at...read more

Ontario announces how-to guide for home-based food businesses

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Ontario government has released a guide on how to start a home-based food business, in an effort to help small independent businesses succeed and contribute to Ontario communities during COVID-19. “Starting a home-based food business is an excellent opportunity for people across Ontario to share their culinary creativity,...read more

GHFFA Letter to Province re: Impact of Bill 229

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance (GHFFA) sent a letter to Premier Ford in response to the proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act that are found in Bill 229. The letter outlines several instances that are concerning to the GHFFA Board, which are detailed under the following...read more

CWIF supporting local female-led food businesses this December

Thursday, December 3, 2020

It’s an important time as ever to support our local businesses. Canadian Women in Food (CWIF) knows this, and to prepare for the holiday season, they launched gift baskets made with products from 30 local female food entrepreneurs — with 10% of the proceeds going to Building Roots to...read more

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