Greenbelt Fund News

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

Ontariofresh.ca 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 Ontariofresh.ca! Ontariofresh.ca 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 www.edibletoronto.com

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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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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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Healthier Food Choices for High School Students

High School Grant Program to Improve Student Nutrition

Ontario is helping high school students eat more nutritious meals to improve their health and help them learn more effectively.

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Bring Food Home; Bring Food to Schools!

The theme of November’s Bring Food Home conference in Windsor, Ontario was “Building Bridges Together,” and this permeated the whole conference. One specific bridge being built more and more across Ontario is the bridge between healthy, local food in school cafeterias and educational programs. We at Ontariofresh.ca have a strong attachment to this cause, as seen in our Farm to School Challenge where we asked Ontario schools to purchase more local food. So what did we learn about this narrowing gap between local food and schools? There are many leaders across Ontario doing creative, diverse, and inspirational things to get more local food–and food education–into our schools.

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FEAST ON Program Celebrates Ontario Foodservice Champions This January

For a certified taste of Ontario, look for FEAST ON!

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