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May 24 2016

Seedy Sunday at The Barn Co-op on May 29

Are you late getting started in the garden this year? Don’t despair!

There’s time to pick up a variety or organic and heirloom plants and seeds on Sunday, May 29 at the Barn’s Co-op’s Fourth Annual Seedy Sunday.

*Seeds, Seedlings and Plants for sale (brought to you by Kolapore Gardens, Fairmont Fields, Wold River Farms, Fiddlehead Nurseries and Meaford Community Gardens)
*Amazing Compost from Sunrise Organics
*BBQ: Organic Grass Fed Beef Burgers & Portobello Burgers
*Kids planting activities
*Live Music with The Honey Brothers (Jayden Grahlman, Drew McIvor & Jay Stiles)
*Hula Hooping with Sam from Revolve
*Drumming with Bam!
*Organic Ice Cream Cones

The Barn Co-operative: 121 Old Highway 26, Meaford, ON

Category: Announcements/News

May 02 2016

Apply for FMC / CADAP Excellence Award for Ag Students by May 6

The deadline to apply for the Excellence Award for Ag Students is just 5 days away!

Farm Management Canada (FMC) and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs (CADAP) are proud to be part of the 2015-16 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students, designed to encourage students to improve their critical thinking, communication and leadership skills through a national competition.

How to Apply: FMC and CADAP are collecting submissions from agricultural students across Canada and will award three winners with scholarships towards furthering their education in agriculture. First place stands to win $1,500!

The award is designed to help students develop their communication skills by having the opportunity to voice their opinion on a subject related to farm management.

Students are asked to submit a multimedia presentation, a video, a Twitter chat, a blog or a Wiki, responding to the following question: What top 3 priorities should Canada’s agricultural industry focus on in order to be a leading agricultural body going forward? How will you, as a new graduate, positively contribute to these priorities?

To take part in the competition, please apply on the FMC Website:
*All applications must be received no later than May 6th, 2016.

Contact: Mathieu Lipari
Program Manager, Farm Management Canada
613-237-9060 ext. 24 or 1-888-232-3262 ext. 24

Category: Announcements/News

May 02 2016

Save the Date: Community Cookbook Launch / Longtable in Thornbury, June 26, 2016


Blue Mountains most compelling and ambitious al fresco community dining experience. Ever!

Set in a striking outdoor setting, where the Beaver River meets Georgian Bay, some of the areas finest chefs craft an exclusive menu that showcase exquisite farm-to-table dishes showcasing the best our area has to offer. Join us at the 200-foot communal table — sit wherever there is room! You may not know the folks beside you, but you will become acquainted within 10 minutes.

This inaugural event celebrates the launch of the South Georgian Bay Community Cookbook and features chefs, producers and recipes from the book.

ACT FAST: Half the tickets are sold! 

Photo: Heather Goldsworthy

Category: Announcements/News

Apr 26 2016

Grey County Chefs Forum – AGM – Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 PM

Grey County Chefs Forum – Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 PM

In the Frank McIntyre Building, 250 Owen Sound St., Dundalk

GUEST SPEAKER! Ralph Baumlisberge from Windyfield Farms speaking on:”Food for our Future”

A practical overview on the future of REAL FOOD, seeds, GMO food and silly science.
The evening will appeal to farmers in Grey-Bruce, Dufferin & Wellington Counties as well as those interested in supporting local/regional food distribution.

Category: Announcements/News