Megan Hunter published Growing the Greenhouse Strawberry Sector in Success Stories 2020-01-15 14:42:02 -0500
Family-run farm fills the need for strawberry nursery plants in this growing greenhouse sector.
By Jane Robinson for Greenhouse Canada
EZ Grow Farms has grown just about every type of vegetable and fruit known to Ontario. A family-owned operation run by Darryl Zamecnik, his wife Helen and his brother Jarrod for the past 48 years, they added a new crop when Darryl’s son Dusty joined the business.
That’s now feeding a growing consumer demand for year-round local strawberries.Read more
Megan Hunter published VIDEO: Engaging Youth - Matawa Learning Centre and Roots to Harvest’s ‘Forest Meets Farm’ in Success Stories 2019-06-07 14:26:19 -0400
The Greenbelt Fund has partnered with The Matawa Learning Centre and Roots to Harvest to develop a short video that illustrates an important local food education program happening in northern Ontario.
Matawa Learning Centre is a community-based educational support centre for seven Matawa First Nation schools: Aroland, Eabametoong, Nibinamik, Long Lake #58, Ginoogaming, Neskantaga, and Webequie First Nations. Matawa partnered with Roots to Harvest to implement a “Forest Meets Farm” initiative to empower and increase First Nation youth awareness of traditional local food in the Thunder Bay region.Read more
Megan Hunter published VIDEO: Nourishing Northern Communities - Cloverbelt’s Far North Distribution Program in Success Stories 2019-06-07 14:24:38 -0400
The Greenbelt Fund, in partnership with Cloverbelt Local Food Co-operative, has produced a short video about Cloverbelt’s local food distribution program.
Based in Dryden, Ontario, and founded in 2013, Cloverbelt’s online platform connects northern Ontario consumers with regionally local farmers, allowing the consumers to order fresh foods for pickup in their communities. With funding support, Cloverbelt was able to service even more remote and underserved locations in northern Ontario, which may otherwise have little access to fresh produce.Read more
Megan Hunter published ONTARIO GOVERNMENT OPENING THE DOOR FOR LOCAL FOOD IN THE BROADER PUBLIC SECTOR in Press Releases 2019-03-19 13:14:34 -0400
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March 19, 2019
ONTARIO GOVERNMENT OPENING THE DOOR FOR LOCAL FOOD IN THE BROADER PUBLIC SECTOR
Megan Hunter joined the Greenbelt Fund in 2010. Working on both the Market Access Grant Stream and Ontariofresh.ca, Megan helps develop market opportunities for local food in the Greenbelt and throughout Ontario. Megan has a degree from the University of Toronto in International Relations and Environmental Policy with more than a decade experience in sales, communications, public relations, and foodservice.