Webinar: Local Food Value Chain Coordination
On Thursday, September 20, 2018, the Greenbelt Fund will host a webinar in collaboration with the Wallace Center’s National Good Food Network initiative focused on “matchmaking” within local food value chains.Read more
Local Producer Showcase at Restaurants Canada Trade Show
Local food has been consistently trending in the top themes for the Restaurants Canada Chef Survey and the National Restaurants Association annual surveys. Do they know something you don't? Maybe it's time to check out some of Ontario's offerings by meeting with some suppliers of local foods at the upcoming RC Show February 25-27, 2018.
Letter to Stakeholders from CEO Edward McDonnell
Edward McDonnell joined the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and the Greenbelt Fund as CEO in October 2017, bringing more than 20 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, public sector executive and senior advisor to a broad range of public sector organizations.
Read his letter introducing himself to our stakeholders below:Read more
Enhancing Innovation & Accelerating Collaboration | Annual Report
The 2017 Brewery Discovery Routes Have Arrived!
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.
24 New Projects Announced with Greenbelt Fund Investment
The Ontario Government is investing over $830,000 in 24 innovative projects bringing more local food to Ontario plates across the Province. Since 2015, the Greenbelt Fund has invested $3.8 million to support 77 projects across Ontario.Read more
Funding Opportunity Q&A with Franco Naccarato
Are you thinking about applying for funding to the Local Food Investment Fund? If so, you may want to read this Q&A with Greenbelt Fund Program Manager Franco Naccarato on what makes an application stand out, tips and tricks on improving an application, and more!Read more
Q&A with Ontario Federation of Agriculture's Tyler Brooks on their 6x16 Survey
Based on the 6x16 local food literacy initiative that aims to teach teenagers how to plan and prepare 6 nutritious meals by the age of 16, Ontario Federation of Agriculture has created a survey to gauge the knowledge, attitude and awareness of local food of the teenagers and households with children demographic.Read more
Building the Industry: Paths to Commercialization
Grantee Spotlight: FoodShare
With the support of an $80,000 investment from the Greenbelt Fund, FoodShare is engaging with young cooks and inspiring youth to get passionate about local food. We invited FoodShare to submit a guest blog about The Royal High School Chef Competition: