Greenbelt Fund News

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

Mobile Farm Display Exhibit at Millbrook Fair

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June 7, 2017

MOBILE FARM DISPLAY EXHIBIT AT MILLBROOK FAIR
Durham Farm Connections Celebrates Local Food Week with Support From The Ontario Government

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Ontario Government Boosting Support for Local Food with $1M in Additional Funding for Greenbelt Fund

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June 5, 2017

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT BOOSTING SUPPORT FOR LOCAL FOOD WITH $1M IN ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR GREENBELT FUND
New funding supports Local Food Investment Fund projects across Ontario

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The 2017 Brewery Discovery Routes Have Arrived!

Your favourite Brewery Discovery Routes have a 2017 update! Explore nine unique, self-guided craft beer, cider and culinary experiences in the beauty of Ontario and it's protected Greenbelt. This year, four of the routes will take you through some of the Greenbelt's most beautiful spots, from the clear waters of south Georgian Bay to Hamilton's waterfalls and Durham's rolling countryside. Head over to this interactive map to plan your trip!

Plus, the 2017 Brewery Discovery Routes are featured in the May 27th edition of the Toronto Star. Click here to learn about how the craft beverage industry is helping to invigorate local economies. 

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Toronto Star Features 2017 Brewery Discovery Routes

Toronto Star Features 2017 Brewery Discovery Routes

 

The 2017 Brewery Discovery Routes have arrived, and they're featured in the May 27 edition of the Toronto Star.

"The objective of the Brewery Discovery Routes is to highlight the breadth of offerings from Ontario's artisanal independent producers, from breweries, cideries and distilleries to FeastON restaurants, farmers' markets and natural sites... But it's more than a list of places; it also highlights the opportunity for local, sustainable living and tourism in the province." — Vawn Himmelsbach

Click here to learn more about the nine distinct routes and how the craft beverage industry is helping to invigorate local economies. 


Nine Self-Guided Adventures Await With Launch of 2017 Brewery Discovery Routes

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May 26, 2017

NINE SELF-GUIDED ADVENTURES AWAIT WITH LAUNCH OF 2017
BREWERY DISCOVERY ROUTES
Back for the third year, Brewery Discovery Routes take Ontario food and drink tourism to the next level

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Ontario Government and Greenbelt Fund Helping Bring New Polar White Potatoes to Ontarians' Plates

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May 24, 2017

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT AND GREENBELT FUND HELPING BRING NEW POLAR WHITE POTATOES TO ONTARIANS’ PLATES
EarthFresh Farms introduces premium, Ontario-Grown Polar White potatoes
with grant from Greenbelt Fund

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Toronto Star features the growing market for organics

In the latest Toronto Star feature exploring all things local food across Ontario, a look at the growing market for locally-produced organic food. This feature explores the economic opportunity in meeting the demand for organic food with Ontario-grown and raised choices.

Click to download the PDF below.

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Ontario Government Investing to Boost Access to Local Food Across Province with 24 New Greenbelt Fund Projects

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April 18, 2017

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT INVESTING TO BOOST ACCESS TO LOCAL FOOD ACROSS PROVINCE WITH 24 NEW GREENBELT FUND PROJECTS
New projects will support Ontario agriculture and agri-food sector

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2017 | Farms at Work – Tides Canada Initiatives

Expanding Impact and Sustainability of Local Food Month in Peterborough, Peterborough $15,000

Farms at Work will expand the impact and improve the sustainability of Peterborough Local Food Month, by working in partnership with Transition Town Peterborough to facilitate local food-related workshops, events and tours throughout September and culminating in the Purple Onion Festival.


2017 | Wendy’s Country Market

Season-Extension, Value-Adding Processing and Services, Lyndhurst $71,538

Wendy’s Country Market will retrofit a cow barn into a local food processing and storage facility to offer season-extending and value-added processing to local farmers. The facility will create new processed products including jams, jellies, preserves, dried fruit, and frozen entrees.