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Cultivating New Approaches

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

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

GHFFA releases new Action Plan 2021 – 2026: A Vibrant Future

Monday, November 9, 2020

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance releases new 5-year Action Plan From our Chair, Johanna Downey: “2020 has underlined the importance of the food sector around the world. Food companies along the value chain pivoted and their many challenges became opportunities, while the agricultural community remained steadfast in...read more