And the award goes to...
The time between those 5 words and the ones that follow can seem like an eternity, but what if the name called is yours? I’m betting it would be worth the wait.Read more
Webinar: Preparing for an On-Farm Food Safety Audit
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:00-13:00 EDTRead more
Thoughts on Value Chains
How appropriate that a day after Minister Mitchell announces the $4 million Broader Public Investment Fund that the Ministry of Agriculture hosts their first Value Chain Management Forum. Close to 150 people from across the agri-food value chain gathered in Guelph, Ontario to learn about Value Chains, and to listen to best practice examples of what has made some value chain partnerships successful.Read more
Guest Blog Post: Cohn Farms
From time to time, we are inviting our grantees to write blog posts about interesting experiences or events. Our first grantee post comes from Cohn Farms and the Fruit Logistica Trade Show. Enjoy!Read more
Carrots or Cars: Choose Your Economic Driver
How to grow the perfect carrot doesn’t excite Paul Smith. He’s got 900 acres of root vegetables in the Holland Marsh that need to be washed and polished for clients along the U.S. eastern seaboard and grocers in the Greater Toronto Area. His mission? Just-in-time pieces.Read more
Yes You Can!
A while back I participated in a workshop hosted by St. Joseph’s Group Purchasing Association, moderated by My Sustainable Canada and their partners. This event brought together almost 60 members of the value chain including hospital and long term care foodservice operators, food distributors, manufacturers and Ontario producers to talk about opportunities and challenges they face in getting more local food into their foodservice operations.Read more
Minister's Award Winner - Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence 2011
What happens when a former tobacco grower with 40 years experience, a steel company owner, a dentist, an accountant, an entrepreneur and two lawyers get together?Read more
French Voyageur Cooking Getaway on the French River
August 27, 2012
French Voyageur Cooking Getaway on the French River at The Lodge at Pine CoveRead more
Grape Growers of Ontario Celebrity Luncheon
This past year has been a banner year for the GGO, giving them more than a birthday to celebrate. Their hard work has been paying off in dividends, as sales of VQA wines has grown by 40% over the past four years and these uniquely-crafted grapes and wines are gaining prestige amongst Ontario sommeliers and wine appreciators.Read more
Want to see Niagara in a new light? Act like a tourist.
Do you ever drive by an exceedingly beautiful house, and wonder if the people who own it and live in it are aware of how beautiful it is? Does walking up the same path, and opening the front door day after day somehow make one blind to what they have?Read more