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Reducing Waste and Growing Revenue with Upcycled Food

Monday, June 27, 2022

Reducing food waste has been identified as one of the most important solutions to fighting climate change. Thus, preventing food loss and waste has become top of mind for many businesses — but what about upcycling, too? Anthesis Provision hosted a webinar on June 23rd to discuss upcycling and...read more

New Podcast on Agriculture and Climate Change

Monday, May 30, 2022

The Food & Environment Reporting Network has launched a new podcast about farmers, food and climate change, called Hot Farm. Although the podcast is out of the U.S., its topics and themes are pertinent to us in Canada too. “Every farmer knows that the springs are getting shorter and...read more

New Reports and Case Studies Show Impact and Value of our Agri-Food Sector

Friday, March 4, 2022

With support from the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance, the Greenbelt Foundation has released two new reports that provide insight into the economic impacts and life histories of Greenbelt Farmers. The first report, Understanding How Greenbelt Agriculture Feeds the Regional Economy, details agriculture’s economic contribution to the Greenbelt...read more

Event Barns in Ontario Position Paper

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farm Alliance has released a position paper on Event Barns in Ontario. The paper explains the background of family farming and on-farm diversification, introduces the concept of event barns, provide examples, and identifies development requirements, processes and costs for establishing event barns in Ontario....read more

Serving Up Local II

Monday, December 6, 2021

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance is continuing our work on local food procurement in Ontario’s long-term care sector with the project Serving Up Local II. The Serving Up Local Economic Analysis (SULEA) project is the second phase of GHFFA’s incredibly successful Serving Up Local Project (SUL), where...read more

Niagara Food Co.’s Pie Subscription is a Recipe for Success

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Before launching what is now called Niagara Food Company in 2010, Beth McIntee was baking pies to sell at a local farm as Sweetie Pie’s Bakery. Since then, that love for baking and farm-fresh food has evolved into a boutique grocer that offers made-from-scratch baked goods and gourmet meals....read more