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Opportunities for Change

Fair Finance Fund invests in future of Ontario’s food & farm sector

Thursday, August 12, 2021

The Fair Finance Fund is set to raise $2 million by the end of 2021 to support Ontario’s local food and farm sector. The Fund, which first launched in 2019, offers community bonds to those interested in making an impact with their investments. Every dollar invested goes directly to...read more

Urban Agriculture and Climate Change Adaptation

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A recent CBC article has highlighted How urban gardening could be at the forefront of climate change adaptation in Canada’s cities. “So much so that cities such as Toronto and Montreal have urban agriculture strategies to boost farming inside their city limits,” the article explains, adding that the City...read more

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

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

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