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York Region

New Reports and Case Studies Show Impact and Value of our Agri-Food Sector

Friday, March 4, 2022

With support from the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance, the Greenbelt Foundation has released two new reports that provide insight into the economic impacts and life histories of Greenbelt Farmers. The first report, Understanding How Greenbelt Agriculture Feeds the Regional Economy, details agriculture’s economic contribution to the Greenbelt...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

Ontario releases 10-year report on Lake Simcoe

Monday, August 31, 2020

In July 2020, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks released a 10-year report on Lake Simcoe, as per the five-year and annual reporting requirements under the Lake Simcoe Protection Act, 2008. The report shows the restoration of over 15 kilometres of degraded shorelines, the planting of more than 55,000...read more

York Region thanks Agriculture and Agri-Food Workers

Friday, June 5, 2020

In celebration of Local Food Week, York Region is thanking all of their farmers, farm workers, temporary foreign workers, processors, truck drivers, and everyone else in the agriculture and agri-food sector who work tirelessly to get nutritious, Ontario-grown food to our tables. “From field to fork, this sector plays...read more

Looking back at 2019: Supporting York Region’s Agriculture and Agri-Food sector

Monday, December 16, 2019

Blog post provided by Meena Hassanali, Agriculture and Agri-Food Business Specialist, York Region York Region is home to a thriving agriculture and agri-food sector. The broader agri-food sector – everything from farms to processors, grocery stores and distributors – provides approximately 57,000 jobs and generates $2.7 billion in GDP...read more

Cavaleiro Farm shines the light on Solar Energy’s On-Farm Applications

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Cavaleiro Farm is a 65-acre agroecological farm in Schomberg, Ontario, that’s shining the light on solar energy’s versatile on-farm applications. The York Region farm, run by Antonio Gomes, raises lambs, grows vegetables for a CSA, plants fruit trees, and provides land for local food businesses to rent out. As...read more