Greenbelt Fund News

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

Challenges + Resources = Possibilities

Sometimes, I just have to say how much I enjoy my work.

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Nice Seeing You, Norfolk County!

There is no better time than July to visit Norfolk County, and there is no better place than Norfolk County to visit in July.  We had the chance to take a road trip through the area and soak in all that this beautiful southern coast of Ontario has to offer. 

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Travels in Wine Country

It has been quite a week.  We are fortunate enough to be hosting 15,000 delegates from all over the world for the Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference.

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Product Profile: Garlic Scapes & Garlic Products

When Anthony Bourdain said “Garlic is divine,” he could have easily been describing the gourmand pleasing, Ontario-grown garlic-based products of The Garlic Box. For the past ten years, this Ontariofresh.ca member has been locally sourcing great ingredients from the abundant Ontario countryside for their gourmet seasonings, soups, sauces, dressings, condiments, preserves and pickled garlic cloves.

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Fresh in the City

Recently the MTCC welcomed Fresh City Farms to the Total Health Show. My office happens to look right down onto the show floor, and when spring arrives, exhibitors go all out, decorating their booths with spring flowers, plants, and even food. Fresh City was no exception.

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Spinach Kuku

Springtime is icumen in, loud sing kuku! In this case, not the bird, but the dish. From Persia (modern Iran) it is similar to an Italian frittata or Spanish tortilla. However, this contains far more in the way of fresh green herby flavors.

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Product Profile: Fiddleheads

One of the best things about spring is the arrival of fiddleheads at your local grocery store – and they likely came from Norcliff Farms in Wainfleet Township, one of the newest members ofOntariofresh.ca.  

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Accessing the Broader Public Sector for Growers from the South Central Ontario Region

Erie Innovation and Commercialization along with partners from the producing sector, processors and end users are investigating the feasibility of a regional food distribution system to access and serve the Broader Public Sector (BPS) in south-central Ontario in order to improve the livelihoods of south-western Ontario growers.

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Product Profile: Local Flour from a Local Mill

“Once upon a time every village had a mill.” This is the mantra of K2 Milling, an artisanal, multigrain flour mill located in Tottenham, Ontario. They are one of the newest members of Ontariofresh.ca.  

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Good Food Turning a Non-Profit

Just a few years ago, the idea of a non-profit organization, not a business, becoming one of Toronto's most important local food distribution hubs was bizarre. Enter Zahra Parvinian, the Director of Social Enterprise with FoodShare.

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