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Opportunities for Change

Grateful for our Farmers’ hard work & generosity

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

No sector has been unscathed by COVID-19, certainly not the food and farming sector. But to start the year off on a hopeful note, we’d like highlight the generosity of Canadian farmers and farm organizations who, through tumultuous times, have been working to support their communities via propitious partnerships...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

Ontario announces how-to guide for home-based food businesses

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Ontario government has released a guide on how to start a home-based food business, in an effort to help small independent businesses succeed and contribute to Ontario communities during COVID-19. “Starting a home-based food business is an excellent opportunity for people across Ontario to share their culinary creativity,...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

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

Always in Season: A Toolkit for Local Food Practitioners

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Are you interested to learn how your community can better support the agriculture, food and beverage sector year-round? The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has released a new resource, Always in Season: A Toolkit for Local Food Practitioners, with support from project partners listed below, including the Golden Horseshoe Food...read more