Greenbelt Fund News

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

Q & A With Restaurants Canada CEO Shanna Munro

Just in time for the annual Restaurants Canada Show happening at the end of February, we sat down with CEO Shanna Munro to get her take on local food, the foodservice industry, and a sneak peek at the upcoming 2017 Canada Unleashed Show

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Upcoming Workshop - "Building the Industry: Paths to Commercialization"

Click here to view speaker presentations from the January 10, 2017 Greenbelt Fund workshop: Facilitation Connections Along the Local Food Value Chain. 

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Communications Survey

The Greenbelt Fund and OntarioFresh are always hoping to improve our communications to better connect with our community and members. 

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Brewery Discovery Routes 2016


Explore 5 self guided, handpicked craft beer, cider & culinary experiences in the beauty of Ontario's Greenbelt!

Five Brewery Discovery Routes maps provide complete itineraries for those looking to get out and explore breweries, cideries, Feast On restaurants, and local attractions in Ontario and our protected Greenbelt. Along the way, participants can indulge in the flavours of artisanal cheeses, lovingly prepared culinary treats using fresh, local ingredients, premium craft beverages, farmers’ markets and scenic outlooks. 


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27 Projects Announced During Ontario Agriculture Week

Ontario Agriculture Week celebrates the 52,000 farmers across Ontario who form the backbone of our $36 billion agri-food sector. At the Greenbelt Fund, we support Ontario agriculture year-round and were thrilled to announce $1.3 million in funding for 27 new local food projects throughout the province.

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Mohawk College Local Food Project Update

Watch a great video from our friends at the Mohawk College Sustainability Office on their Local Food Workshop, supported by the Greenbelt Fund!

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Apply Now: Round 3 Grant Applications due September 13

The Local Food Investment Fund is dedicated to getting more locally grown food onto the plates of Ontarians. The Greenbelt Fund is now accepting applications for Round 3, and we encourage you to apply for a grant to help your business or organization be a leader in championing Ontario food. 

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A record-breaking grant-making process


Story by Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of the Greenbelt Fund and the Greenbelt Foundation

As a grant-making organization, we’re fortunate. We get to work with really smart people, and we get to insert ourselves in great new projects that make change. Since 2010, we’ve seen a return of $112 million in increased Ontario sales with our work. This proves that the Fund has been nothing short of a monumental success.

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New Market Opportunities for Ontario Food and Beverage Processors Workshop

Ontario’s Broader Public Sector (BPS) spends approximately $750 million on food each year and is looking for food and beverage from Ontario processors – could your product be what they’re looking for?

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The Ontario Pavilion is Back!

Hello potential exhibitors!

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