Agricultural Adaptation Council: April 2012 Newsletter

Natural Weed Control for Ontario Vegetables

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Assessing and Identifying Opportunities to Buy More Local Apples in the Broader Public Sector

Public sector institutions are sourcing apple products from across the continent, and whole apples from around the world. But most facilities would love to integrate more Ontario product into the menus, meals, and snacks.

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Baked Custard Pie

Custard pie is one of those things that seems to have fallen out of fashion. It's more subtle than flashy, I guess, with the contrast of the smooth custard and crumbly crust, delicately flavoured with a little vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon; definitely not in the death-by-chocolate catagory.

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Connecting the Links: Foodservice in the Broader Public Sector

Institutions of the broader public sector (BPS) have become motivated to introduce more locally grown and processed foods in their menus to better serve their customers, be they students, hospital patients, or residents of long-term care facilities (LTCs).

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Healthy Food in Health Care: A Pledge for Fresh, Local, Sustainable Food

Created in collaboration with Health Care Without Harm as part of their Healthy Food in Health Care Initiative, this is the Healthy Food in Health Care Pledge.

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Roast Leg of Lamb with Seville Orange Gravy

Seville oranges, also known as sour oranges, or marmalade oranges, are really only available in December, January and February. They make a fine, slightly sour-spicy sauce which balances the richness of a leg of lamb beautifully.

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Parsnip Timbales

We planted our parsnips late this year; so when we went out and pulled up a bunch of them (during last week's deep-freeze, no less) we were surprised to find what a good size most of them were.

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#socialmedia101 for @anybusiness

A helpful guide to social media in the local food procurement industry.

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Publications and Research

Here you can find organizations, networks and research related to healthy and local food in schools.

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2012 Annual Report - Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

A paper from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.

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