Greenbelt Fund News

The latest about the Greenbelt Fund, our initiatives and local food community.

Spend a Summer Weekend on a Brewery Discovery Route

Brewery Discovery Routes are the perfect summer adventure, taking you on a tour of Ontario's craft breweries and restaurants showcasing local food and beer. The self-guided routes explore Ontario's countryside and the communities that our favourite brewers call home.

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Local Food Week - Investing $1.5m in Ontario's Agri-food Sector

During Local Food Week this June, the Greenbelt Fund announced over $1.5m in new investments in projects across Ontario to increase the the purchase of local food.

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Change Through Leadership

When you think of local food, processing ingredients from scratch and developing new recipes, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Did you envision cafeteria food in hospitals?

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100km Foods Going the Distance

Ontario has long been known for its strong farming community and world-renowned restaurants and businesses, but marrying the two communities together has been a struggle. That’s where 100km Foods Inc. owners Paul Sawtell and Grace Mandarano come in. 

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Newmarket Meat Packers Are Still Able To Change with the Times After Four Decades In Business

In any industry, ‘longevity’ and ‘family owned’ are two terms that are increasingly going the way of the dinosaurs. With local abattoirs closing down each year, the Canadian farming industry is no exception, making Newmarket Meat Packers an anomaly.

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Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Show That Fresh Is In Season All Year

The winter months used to mean going without your favourite Ontario-grown fruits and vegetables, but thanks to a partnership between the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers and the Greenbelt Fund, garnishing a dish with fresh Ontario-grown cucumbers in January is now a possibility.

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Peterborough County-City Health Unit Helps Community Get a Healthy Start

Located in the heart of farmland, the Peterborough city and county schools are in a prime position to increase their consumption of local food and they’re doing so in ways that involve the whole community. 

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Grantees + Ontariofresh.ca = Super Fresh

Since its inception in November 2011, Ontariofresh.ca has provided a forum for socially, environmentally, and economically responsible Ontario food businesses to connect and support one another. 

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The Ontario Table $10 Challenge: December Edition

This Month's Issue of the $10 Challenge Features:

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The Ontario Table $10 Challenge: October Edition

This Month's Issue of the $10 Challenge Features:

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