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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

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

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

Dufferin Farm Tour grows reach and impact with virtual video tour

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Farm Tours pivot due to COVID-19 Autumn is the season of the harvest, and it’s also the season for farm tours. Each year, like many regions, Dufferin Farm Tour showcases about six farms within a specific area, offering the public the opportunity to get to know their local farmers,...read more