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May 21 2015

May 22 is Last Day to Participate in Farm Mgmt. Canada Survey

From Farm Management Canada:

Reminder: Friday May 22 is your last chance to give us your feedback and enter to WIN!

Thanks to everyone who has filled out FMC’s Survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! For those of you who haven’t filled out the survey, we still need your feedback! The survey is closing in two days, so time is limited.

Whether you’re a current member, you subscribe to our information and updates, you participate in our Agriwebinar® program, or if you have taken part in any of our other programs or used our resources, we need your feedback.

The survey closes after May 22nd.

For completing the survey, you will be entered into a draw to win 2 free registrations to FMC’s upcoming Agricultural Excellence Conference that will take place November 25-27 in Regina.

Click here to start the survey.

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May 19 2015

Georgian Dining Room Lunch Menu May 20th & 21st

Georgian Dining Room LUNCH MENU

Green Pea & Pernod Scented Soup (Light Rye Bread)
Fresh Pasta with Fava Bean, Tomato and Garlic Scape
Baked Mustard Crusted Salmon
Asparagus & New Potatoes
Dessert of the Day
Tea & Coffee
$10.00 taxes included

*A selection of beer and wine is also available at our cash bar* The Georgian Dining Room is a practical learning experience for the Culinary Management, Culinary Skills and Cook Apprenticeship students. The Culinary faculty, staff and students wish to thank you for your continued support.

Reservations: 519-376-0840 ext.2007 or

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May 15 2015

Seasonal Farmers Markets Opening Across Grey County Starting Today

Farmers’ markets across Grey County are scheduled to open over the next few weeks as the produce list grows with the season’s warmer weather.

Area markets already boast a wide variety of local products including baked goods, fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs, and cheese, sweeteners and prepared foods. Right now, watch for locally-grown asparagus, rhubarb and spring greens plus wild harvested foods like fiddleheads and ramps to get a true taste of the season.

Local customers are the foundation for a successful community market. Buying at least some of your food from farmers’ markets ensures maximum freshness, great taste and also helps to support local small businesses. For visitors the farmers’ market is a great way to get a true “flavour” of the area.

Here’s a list of market dates and times to help you find the one most convenient for you:

  • Dundalk – Fridays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting May 15th.
  • Flesherton – Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting May 16th: celebrating 25 years in 2015 with an anniversary party on June 6th.
  • Keady – Tuesdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.: open year ‘round with the 100% Farmers’ Market Area from May 19th to October 13th.
  • Meaford – Fridays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting June 5th.
  • Owen Sound – open year ‘round Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., more seasonal vendors arriving all the time.
  • Thornbury (new location, formerly in Clarksburg) – Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting June 7th, 10 vendors confirmed with more being added.
  • Williamsford – Fridays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting May 15th.

Stay tuned for information about the Singhampton market scheduled to open later this summer.

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May 15 2015

Grey County is Food Truck Friendly!

Food trucks are a popular and fast-growing segment of the food industry, offering interesting menu options and creating destinations wherever they locate.

With the strategic goal to support all types of food-related businesses as a guiding principle, Grey County has made space available for businesses wishing to operate food trucks on three county-owned properties.

Effective immediately, food truck operators can apply for permission to use space in the parking areas at Grey Gables in Markdale, Grey Roots Museum & Archives on Grey Road 18 and at the Grey County Administrative building in Owen Sound. Food truck operators wishing to operate on county properties must be businesses in good standing with all applicable inspections completed and licenses, permits and insurance in place.

An online application form can be found at Businesses will also find Grey County’s policy and procedure document and a detailed agreement at that page. Grey County encourages other food vendors to apply for location permits via the online application.

For more information, Grey County is Food Truck Friendly media release.

Category: Announcements/News