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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

CWIF supporting local female-led food businesses this December

Thursday, December 3, 2020

It’s an important time as ever to support our local businesses. Canadian Women in Food (CWIF) knows this, and to prepare for the holiday season, they launched gift baskets made with products from 30 local female food entrepreneurs — with 10% of the proceeds going to Building Roots to...read more

A Q&A with Equal Parts Hospitality during COVID-19

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Equal Parts Hospitality is a driving force in the hospitality industry in Hamilton, Ontario, managing some of the city’s most popular event spaces and restaurants (like The French and Aberdeen Tavern), in addition to a catering arm of the business. Jason Cassis and Jerrett Young are the Co-Founders and...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

Ontario Carrot Value Chain Analysis Study

Thursday, October 1, 2020

We are excited to announce that we have shared the Ontario Carrot Value Chain Analysis on the Research section of our website! 916 farmers in Ontario grow 42% of the carrots consumed in Canada. What happens to the carrots grown in Ontario? Are they consumed domestically or exported? Are...read more