Greenbelt Fund News

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

Local Food Business Growing in Ontario

May 13, 2014

More Fresh, Healthy, Local Food For Ontarians Thanks to Five New Projects

Read more V2.0 Consultations - We Want Your Feedback!

Interested in the future of local food in Ontario? Get your opinion heard and take advantage of an exciting opportunity with! is requesting your feedback in one of four stakeholder consultations that will help determine the future of site. By participating in these consultations, you’ll be taking part in an interactive discussion on how innovation in online marketing can drive sales and purchases of local Ontario food. Join us in helping to decide the future of this important online tool!

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Collaboration on Local Food in Niagara

My Sustainable Canada and the Greenbelt Fund present an afternoon workshop exploring Collaboration on Local Food in Niagara.

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A Campus Food Revolution at the University of Guelph

A Campus Food Revolution at the University of Guelph

First appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of Edible Toronto magazine. To view original article, click here or go to

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Cook Global, Buy Local!

Check out this informative and insightful presentation by Dr. Michael Brownbridge from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, presented on the Ontario Pavilion Stage at the 2014 CRFA Tradeshow. In the presentation, Dr. Brownbridge shares new data on the outstanding opportunities that locally grown world crops offer restaurant owners, chefs, and foodservice companies.

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March: It’s Spring, and Ontario Eggs are the Star

All of our Challengers have hit the ground running and we’ve already started hearing back about the amazing things happening with local food. The March Challenge was to make a star of fresh, Ontario eggs. We received this amazing photo from the folks at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Phil Taylor, their Food Services Manager, wrote:

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February: St. James High School Nails the Five Ingredient Challenge

When the monthly Local Food Challenges were revealed, Challenger St. James High School in Guelph didn’t waste any time in putting together their submission using five Ontario ingredients: chicken, sweet potatoes, leeks, mushrooms, and cheese. By looking at this photo, would you believe this recipe was created and executed by high school students?

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Ontario Maple Syrup Producer Gets A Boost

March 24, 2014

Auvergne Farms Limited Creates New Opportunities for Maple Sugar with Support from Greenbelt Fund

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A Year in the Life of Local Food

Sometimes, small and simple is the way to go, a philosophy that is the driving force behind the Greenbelt Fund’s Local Food Challenge.

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Greenbelting the CRFA Show

On the first weekend of March, the nation’s largest tradeshow for restaurants and foodservice took place in Toronto. Hundreds of exhibitors gathered at the city’s Direct Energy Centre for the annual Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) Show, to offer their goods and services: stoves & fridges, wines & beers, uniforms & food, delivery services & cleaning products—you name it, it was there.

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