Alternative Farming – Linking Agriculture, the Environment and Health

Abigail Conrad at the American University in Washington, DC states the following on her article published in The Guardian: “Small-scale farmers produce food for 70%...

Major organic foods initiative by local business

As reported in a previous issue, Beking’s Poultry Farm, a third-generation family run egg farm in Oxford Station, is opening a new organic barn...

Dairy still top in Leeds-Grenville

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has released its report on 2017 farm receipts and commodities in Eastern and East-Central...

Growing Eastern Ontario Organically

by Deron Johnston On Saturday, February 23, the Canadian Organic Growers (COG) launched a new initiative to support Eastern Ontario farmers to transition to farming...

Food hub offers convenient access to local food through year-round online marketplace

A commitment to eating local and supporting the local food economy doesn’t need to end in the winter months, although sourcing those local products...

New Guide launched to help Ontario Food Start-Ups

The Agri-Food Management Institute (AMI) launched 'The Food Entrepreneur’s Journey’ today, to help budding food manufacturers with practical step-by-step advice on how to build...

Reducing GHG emissions from Livestock with Linseed

by William Langenberg I am amazed with the research results obtained in Holland and Belgium on reducing GHG emission by livestock, by changing feeding ratios...

Is social enterprise the key to the future of local food?

by Deron Johnston Recently, at the Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference in November, there was one breakout session that was of particular interest to this...

Debunking myths about feeding children

by Dana Hawthorne, RD, Registered Dietitians/Public Health Nutritionist Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Myth 1: Parents and caregivers should tell children to clean their...

Eco Farm Day 2017 on February 25-26

Know any non-organic farmers who might be interested in learning more about organics? This year's Eco Farm Day in Cornwall might be a good...
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