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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 for additional details.

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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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Feb 13 2015

Assessing and Managing Food Safety Risks during Produce Production and Packing Workshops

Upcoming Good Agricultural Practices Workshops - Assessing and Managing Food Safety Risks during Produce Production and Packing

Are you a small-to medium-sized grower and/or packer of fruit and/or vegetables? Ensuring consumer safety is in everyone’s best interest. To maintain your products’ safety and a trusted business reputation, it is important to take steps to minimize or eliminate contamination risks.

To learn how to identify and manage potential food safety risks in your operation, plan to attend an upcoming Assessing and Managing Food Safety Risks in Produce Production and Packing workshop in your area.

This full-day workshop, held by OMAFRA, will provide essential information and effective tools to help growers and packers of fruits and vegetables identify and minimize food safety risks.  Workshop dates and locations:

  • Kemptville: Wednesday, February 25
  • Colborne: Tuesday, March 3
  • Aurora: Wednesday, March 11
  • Elmira: Wednesday, March 25
  • Waterford: Tuesday, March 31

The registration fee is $30, including GST.  For more information on the workshops or to register, please call 1-877-424-1300.

Category: Announcements/News