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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

Registration open for 2021 Agri-Food Forum

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The 2021 Municipal Agriculture Economic Development and Planning Forum (2021 Agri-Food Forum) is being held virtually from November 3 to 4, 2021! This annual event brings together stakeholders from across Ontario to learn, network and celebrate our diverse agriculture and agri-food sector. This year the event will be hosted...read more

On The Road in Whitchurch-Stouffville: the Business of Bees

Monday, October 4, 2021

The Business of Bees by David Tuley This article was originally printed in the September 2021 edition of On The Road in Whitchurch-Stouffville.   We have arrived at the scene of 25 beehives, all numbered and tidily lined up in a row. Dennis, our photographer, had reminded me to...read more