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Early Bird Registration Now Open
 
  Register now for the Greenbelt Fund's Local Food Symposium on November 8, 2017 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, with keynote speaker former Deputy Secretary of the USDA and Executive Director of George Washington University's Food Institute Kathleen Merrigan. The program will include thought-provoking panels on a range of food-topics from regional collaborations to financing change in the food system to making change in the broader public sector and more.  
 
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  Local Food Report
   
 

OMAFRA released its 2016/17 Local Food Report, featuring Greenbelt Fund grantees Cross Wind Farms, Burnac Produce, Roots to Harvest, Mohawk College, NMK Foods. Ontario Tender Fruit Growers, Fresh City Farms, Greenbelt Farmers' Market Network and more! 

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  Halton Healthcare Local Food Expo
   
 

Fresh, local food is increasingly valued as an integral part of the patient experience in healthcare facilities. Halton Healthcare and their partners showcased their delicious offerings with a Local Food Expo. 

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  Toronto Star Highlights Local Food
   
 

The Toronto Star featured a special report to cap off Local Food Week. In it, Minister Jeff Leal highlights the important role agriculture plays in Ontario's economy and why we must protect farmland for the future.

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Grantees in the News
 
 

Local food is always making the news. Catch up on the revival of the Niagara 4H's travelling local food booth, Eat Local Grey Bruce's expansion into wholesale, and the next phase of Mohawk College's local food procurement pilot.


In other news, the National Food Funders' Collaborative is looking to hire a part-time Manager

 
 
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  AN BAUTA FAMILY SEED SECURITY INITIATIVE  
 
 


Against the Grain Farms
2147 Jennings Rd
Mountain, ON
K0E 1S0

July 14
9:30am - noon

 
 
  How can small-scale farmers diversify their grain production? This workshop will be led by Dr. Martin Entz (University of Manitoba), lead researcher of the Participatory Plant Breeding (PPB) that re-engages farmers to develop new varieties suitable for ecological farming conditions. This is a half day on-farm workshop that will equip you with all of the skills you need to start diversifying grain varieties on your own farm!  
 

 

 
 
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  Railway City Brewery Company
   
 

Railway City Brewery is a small Ontario brewery that prides itself on brewing with the best locally sourced ingredients when available. It has brewed using locally grown hops, honey, ginseng, blueberries, apples, pears and more.

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  Thornloe Cheese
   
 

Locally sourced, high quality dairy from the Temiskaming Valley for over 75 years. Its product is 100% Ontario diary, made into traditional cheddars, high quality poutine curd, and a "taste of place" specialty line of cheeses.

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  Ciboulette et Cie
   
 

Ciboulette et Cie's concept is simple: it finds as many quality, locally sourced ingredients as possible then transform them into delicious, ready-to-eat take-home meals.

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