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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

Soil Health webinar with the Greenbelt Foundation

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Healthy Soil? What it is and Why it Matters. A free webinar with David Montgomery and some local soil champions Wednesday, October 27th | 6 – 7 p.m. EDT Agricultural soils in the Greenbelt and the Greater Golden Horseshoe are among the best in Canada, supporting prosperous farms and...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