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Sep 02 2014

Agroecological Pest Management workshop at Persephone Market Garden September 13th

Do you spend too much on (organically approved or conventional) pesticides? This workshop will help you understand to read your weeds and bugs, strengthen natural response mechanisms and immune systems of plants, and use suppressants.

The workshop is lead by Dr Fulvio Gioanetto. Fulvio currently works at Plan B Organic Farm and also with University of Toronto.

Date: Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $80 one person, $50 for spouse.
Location: Persephone Market Garden, www.persephonemarketgarden.caConcession Rd 3, #241063, Keppel Township/Park Head, RR 3 Allenford, Ontario, N0H 1A0

Registration is limited. Full details are available here: Agroecological Pest Management Sept 13 2014

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Aug 26 2014

Here Come the Apples!

Local apples have been spotted at farmers’ markets and stores around Grey Bruce! Early apple varieties like Ginger Gold, Paula Red and Jersey Mac have a short harvest season and generally don’t store well, so enjoy them while you can.

U-pick farms should be opening within the next 2-3 weeks. Watch Foodlink Grey Bruce for more details.

Category: Announcements/News

Aug 22 2014

Road to the Royal Chef Challenge at the Collingwood GNE on September 21st


Local chefs in conversation at Grey Roots Museum and Archives.

Chef Ted Reader a.k.a. “Godfather of the Grill” and a Royal Agricultural Winter Fair team are hitting the road to find chefs to compete at the Royal. In the events, chefs are challenged to create a 30-minute dish with locally grown or produced foods from Ontario fairs’ agricultural competitions.  The winning chefs from each fair will then face each other on the Food and Lifestyle Stage on The Royal in November. 

The closest qualifying fair for the competition is the Great Northern Exhibition in Collingwood, September 21.  

Interested? See more at the TSC Road to the Royal Chef Challenge


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Aug 21 2014

Save the Date: OCTA Summit in the Blue Mountains, November 12th, 2014

The annual Ontario Culinary Tourism Summit is a great opportunity for folks in the food and drink tourism business to gather together, learn from best practices, innovative initiatives and each other – all while enjoying some pretty delicious local food!

This year’s event take place in the heart of Ontario’s apple country at the Blue Mountain Resort Conference Centre.

NOTE: Generously discounted group rates are available until September 19th.

More info on the OCTA website.

Category: Announcements/News