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Mar 04 2015

One Day Left to Complete Greenbelt Distribution Feasibility Study


Final reminder to fill out our survey for the online distribution route map feasibility study!

Here at the Greenbelt Fund and, we continue to move forward with consultations around assessing the potential of offering an online tool to support the distribution of local food in Ontario. The tool will have a dual-purpose of improving local food distribution and increasing revenue for small-to-medium scale producers in Ontario.

Building on the solid foundation of the platform, we are interested in exploring how we can design a simple tool that would give Ontario’s producers the information and power to coordinate logistics from their farm to their buyers. The online space will be designed as a “Do It Yourself” or “DIY” logistics tool for producers and distributors. Producers and distributors would access an online community where information about route availability, distance and storage locations would be easily organized on an interactive real-time map and calendar.

We are looking for your thoughts on the model described above. Please take a look and comment on the various features we are proposing by completing a preliminary survey by EOD March 5th, 2015. We know this is a very short timeline, but your feedback is very valuable to us!

If you are not a buyer, seller or distributor, but your organization is supporting local food and agriculture in Ontario, please forward this survey on to your networks.

Megan Hunter
Communications and Program Manager
Greenbelt Fund,


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Mar 02 2015

Maple Syrup Festival Season Begins in Grey County!

After the deep, deep freeze of winter 2014-2015, we expect people will be very excited to celebrate the first harbinger of spring: maple syrup time!

Festivals begin this weekend and run through mid-April.

Click through the links above for additional event details.
For detailed descriptions all on one page, visit Grey County Tourism.

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Mar 02 2015

13th Annual Maple Syrup Festival at Ecole Saint-Dominique-Savio – March 7, 2015

13th Annual Maple Syrup Festival - March 7, 2015, 10am to 2pm


  • Organic breakfast made with local products (crepes, eggs, ham, baked beans, blueberry sauce)
  • Musicians – ARICO and Piyak Ootihi
  • Horse-drawn wagon ride, Maple snow taffy, Snowshoeing, Vendors
  • Activities from M’Wikwedong and the Metis Nation of Ontario, Ziisbaakdoke giizis – traditional Sugar Moon teachings
  • Doors prizes (you must be present to win!)

Entry: 7$/adult, 5$/child or 20$/family
Location: Ecole Saint-Dominique-Savio, 800 23rd St. E., Owen Sound 

See more about the Maple Syrup Festival 2015.


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Feb 18 2015

Georgian Dining Room International Dinner Series starts March 5th, 2015 with the food of Japan

Georgian Dining Room International Dinner Series 2015
Come experience true international cuisine! Dinner service starts at 6:30pm.

  • March 5th- Japan
  • March 11th- South America
  • March 18th- Thailand
  • March 25th- Indonesia
  • April 1st- Turtle Island

$45.00 (taxes included) For Reservations: 519-376-0840 ext.2007 or

Journey to Japan – Menu
Vegetarian and Non-alcoholic options available. Please Inquire.

  • Hand-rolled Sushi with Chilled Sake  - Marinated Sweet Potato Roll, Avocado and Cucumber Roll, Salmon Nigiri Sushi Served with Sake
  • White Miso Soup - Traditional Japanese Soup, Broth with Tofu, Scallions and Miso Paste!
  • Traditional Yakitori and Sukiyaki - Marinated Chicken Skewers And Stir-fried Beef, Served with Vegetable Tempura and a soba noodle salad
  • Castella and Ice cream - Honey-Drizzled Sponge Cake with Green Tea Ice cream and poached cherry Compote

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