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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

Durham Region Virtual Farm Tours throughout 2021

Monday, March 15, 2021

Durham Region farmers will be offering behind-the-scenes virtual farm tours throughout 2021 on the Durham Farm Connections Facebook page! Each tour will be hosted by a farmer and will share a beyond-the-farm-gate view of many different types of farms, including: beef cattle, maple syrup, egg, greenhouse, field crop, dairy,...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

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

GHFFA Letter to Province re: Impact of Bill 229

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance (GHFFA) sent a letter to Premier Ford in response to the proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act that are found in Bill 229. The letter outlines several instances that are concerning to the GHFFA Board, which are detailed under the following...read more