Eat Local Grey Bruce will host their FIRST AGM on October 22nd at St George’s Anglican Church in Owen Sound. The AGM is part of an afternoon and evening which also includes a facility tour, dinner and panel discussion.
- 3-4PM Open House, Warehouse (396 14th Street West, Owen Sound)
- 4-6PM AGM, St George’s Anglican Church, Parish Hall
- 6-7PM Dinner, St George’s Anglican Church, Parish Hall (Tickets available in our store)!
- 7-8:30PM Panel discussion: Building a more sustainable food system – What roles can Eat Local, a one-stop distributor, play?
In fall of 2016, Grey County will shine a spotlight on creative technological innovation in agriculture. Join leaders in the agriculture and food and tech communities at “Ag 4.0: The Next Big Thing.”
DEADLINE EXTENDED for Ag 4.0 Summit Scholarship applications!
If you know or are a young leader between the ages of 16 and 25, take advantage of this opportunity to attend the Ag 4.0 Summit for free. You’ll connect with leaders in ag-tech from across the region and learn about new career opportunities in rural Ontario. Apply here.
The Ag 4.0 Summit + Innovation Tour is quickly approaching and organizers in full swing getting ready to bring you an incredible two days full of opportunities to learn, connect, and grow. Only a handful of seats remain on the bus for the Innovation Tour – register today to reserve your seat!
The Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce Food Forest program has been selected as a contender in the AVIVA Community Fund competition. Finalists are chosen based on the number of votes received by the public and the CMHA needs your help to expand this worthy project!
The plan is to create a space where members from all walks of life can gather to garden and harvest healthy, respectful food. Features of the Food Forest Include:
- An Edible Labyrinth
- A fruit and nut orchard
- An outdoor classroom
- Raised Gardening beds
- Living Walls – Growing Herbs, and Strawberries
- Raspberry and Blueberry Bushes
- Elderberry and Shrub Cherry Bushes
- Bee-friendly plants and flowers as well as bee hives.
- It will have accessible components for those with mobility issues
The garden will be completely self-sustaining with its own water source, an expanded composting program and washing station/potting table. Finally, to help us remember those we have lost to their own mental health challenges, the Food Forest will feature a memorial tree plot with a beautiful arbour. The hope is that through the Food Forest we can rehabilitate our local ecosystem, improve local food security, provide educational opportunities about gardening and agriculture and celebrate growing healthy food for the benefit of the Owen Sound community.
Grandad Jack’s Apple Cider, made solely from the apples grown at T&K Ferri will be pressed by Geissburgers Farmhouse Cider. Known for their outstanding pressing, Geissburgers were seen on CBC Dragon’s Den in 2013 and were successful in starting this new venture now used at two locations on the Apple Pie Trail™, Giffen’s Country Market in Glen Huron, Goldsmith’s Market and T&K Ferri Orchards.
T&K Ferri owner Karen Ferri explains, “The mobile apple cider mill is the only mill of its type east of the Rockies.” The apples are hand-picked from the trees. The blend of apple varieties, including some honey crisp, are placed into the cider mill. Apples are first flumed, washed, then pressed. The juice is taken from the pressed pulp and sent thru the pasturizer. Once in the bags, it is sealed so that is air-tight. The sealed bags are placed in the boxes, ready for sale.” …read more »