Wasting Away

According to a recent article published on the CBC website, 58% of all of the food produced in Canada (roughly 35.5 million tonnes) is...

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...

Rural summit 2.0

by Deron Johnston Since the Rural Summit took place this past April 7, there have been many people asking when the next one will be....

Why A Rural Summit?

by Deron Johnston A lot of people have asked me why I’m so passionate about the Rural Summit (www.ruralsummit.ca). As Chair of the Organizing Committee...
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Local food tourism part 3

by Deron Johnston Last time when I wrote about local food tourism, I gave you a glimpse of what could be possible if someone wanted...

Local food – Municipal procurement bylaw

by Deron Johnston Many people agree that supporting local food is a really good idea. People feel good about supporting farmers, their neighbours, and local...

Local Agri-food Expo survey results

The North Grenville Times recently conducted a survey intended to seek input from residents on the types of topics that they would like to...

Is local food safer?

by Deron Johnston Recently, there was a massive recall on romaine lettuce across North America because of possible contamination with E. coli. A particularly nasty...

Local family offers ethically-raised chickens

A Kemptville family is one of few in the area who are offering ethically-raised, genuinely free range chickens to the public. Bart and Maureen Millson...

Ontario calls on Canada to help farmers

Local MPP, Steve Clark, has joined Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in calling on the federal government to activate the...
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