Category Archives: Local Ontario

Why We Love Farmers’ Markets

By Megan Haley, 2018 HFC Summer Student Everyday is a great day to visit your local farmers’ market, pick up some fruits and vegetables, maybe even a butter tart.  But what are the benefits of these gatherings, and why do we love them so much? The sense of community created at farmers’ markets is one…

Cherry Tomato and String Bean Pasta Salad with Feta and Fresh Herbs

Submitted by Michelle Bohanec *Note* The ingredient amounts reflect the fact that this salad was prepared for a large amount of people. Serves approximately 20-25 people. Ingredients: 750 grams bite sized pasta of your choice 1.5 lbs cherry tomatoes, halves (growing in the garden!) 1.5 cups string beans, cut into 1 inch pieces (growing in…

Oakville’s Pilgrim Wood Public School joins the Great Big Crunch movement

Since 2008, over 1,000,000 crunchers have participated in the Great Big Crunch, “an annual moment of anti-silence where everyone gets together and bites into crunchy fresh local produce in unison. The symphony is loud, whether you munch on apples or carrots.” (FoodShare) On Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 2pm, there was a loud reverberation heard…

Spoiled for the Holidays: The Joys of Seasonal Eating

It’s early December in Southern Ontario and despite unseasonably warm weather, my thoughts are slowly turning towards the comfort foods of winter. Even though I am still regularly harvesting carrots, broccoli, turnips, spinach, kale and chard from my garden, a deep longing for roasted root vegetables, soups, and stews made with hearty ingredients and speckled…

Halton Region – Rural Agricultural Strategy Report

Halton Region is developing a Rural Agricultural Strategy to identify how the Region can, within its mandate and resources, support the long-term sustainability of the rural economy. The Halton Region Rural Agricultural Strategy Background Report and Appendices will inform the development of this strategy. See Halton Region for more info.    

Farmland at risk

Report prepared for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and Ontario Defence.

Greenbelt Fund – local food investment fund

The Greenbelt Fund is now accepting Local Food Investment Fund inquiries. Guidelines are available at Greenbelt Fund.