Greenbelt Fund News

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

Developing a Regional Food System Symposium

With funding from the J.W. McConnell FoundationGeorge Cedric Metcalf Foundation andFriends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the Greenbelt Fund is embarking on a pilot project that will look at ways to integrate regional food hubs with mainstream foodservice distribution.

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Niagara Ice Syrup

This time of year in Ontario is marked by early winter nights bringing deeper frosts, followed by sunny and above-zero crisp days.  These frosts and thaws do magical things to the grapes in Niagara, a region in Ontario's Greenbelt that has created a name for itself in ice wine production. 

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Chef Survey Says Local Produce Hot in 2013

A recent survey by the Washington, D.C.-based National Restaurant Association shows that fresh produce, local produce, healthy kids' meals, and environmental sustainability will respectively be the top four restaurant trends in 2013. 

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The Toronto Star: "Ontario wine sales expected to soar after banner harvest

The economic and weather conditions of this past spring and summer created a perfect storm that left many of Ontario's fruit growers hurting - but not the wine makers. 

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Junior Farmers' Association of Ontario presents "The Language of Agriculture"

When: November 18-19, 2012

Where: Doubletree by Hilton, Toronto Airport

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#FarmerLove - Why Social Media Is Critical to Your Farm's Success

#FarmerLove - Why Social Media Is Critical to Your Farm's Success

When:  November 12, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

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AAC November Newsletter

Harper Government Grows Market Opportunities for Canadian Floriculture

Niagara Falls, Ontario, October 11, 2012 - The Canadian floriculture industry will be able to cultivate new international market opportunities with an investment from the Harper Government. Dean Allison, Member of Parliament (Niagara West-Glanbrook), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today that Flowers Canada Growers (FCG) will receive an investment to help boost sales in global markets. Click here to read more.

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VIDEO: More Local Food in Ontario Hospitals

On October 18th, the Greenbelt Fund announced 17 new grants to bring more Ontario food to schools, universities, colleges, hospitals and long-term care facilities.

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And the award goes to...

The time between those 5 words and the ones that follow can seem like an eternity, but what if the name called is yours? I’m betting it would be worth the wait.

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Webinar: Preparing for an On-Farm Food Safety Audit

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:00-13:00 EDT

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