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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
    ~or~
    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 Michael.Desborough@GeorgianCollege.ca

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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 www.grey.ca/services/food-truck-location-permit/. 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.

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  • May 11 2015

    Grey Bruce Centre for Agroecology Spring & Summer Workshops Announced

    WORKSHOP SERIES “AGROECOLOGICAL METHODS”

    Costs: Each of these agroecology workshops costs $15 for materials and participants will mix and take home mixtures for their farm.

    1. May 21st 4-7 PM:   “EFFECTIVE” or “INDIGENOUS” MICROORGANISMS FOR SOIL HEALTH

    by: Chuck Mitchell

    at: Persephone Market Garden, Park Head

    2. June 25st 4-7 PM:   PLANT TEAS FOR CROP PROTECTION (FERMENTED AND EXTRACTS)

    by: Chuck Mitchell

    at: Green Being Farm, Neustadt

    3. July 30th,  4-7 PM:    MINERAL MIXTURES FOR CROP PROTECTION

    by: Chuck Mitchell

    at: Black Sheep Farm, Chesley

    4. September 12-13:   CORDWOOD MASONRY WORKSHOP

    by: Rob and Jaki Roy, New York State

    at: Persephone Market Garden, Park Head

    Cost: $450 first participant, $300 partner (kids<10 years free)

    PLEASE register early! 8 participants minimum or the workshop will be cancelled.

     

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  • May 11 2015

    Georgian Dining Summer Lunch Menu – May 13 & 14


    LUNCH MENU - May 13th & 14th, 2015, 12-1pm

    Orange Infused Carrot & Cumin Scented Soup
    ~or~
    Mesclun Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

    Wednesday Main: Sweet Curried Chicken Supreme with Star Anise Infused Pilaf Rice with Crispy Papadum Flatbread

    Thursday Main: Roast Pork Loin Stuffed with Apples & Prunes

    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 Michael.Desborough@GeorgianCollege.ca

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  • May 08 2015

    2015 Grey Bruce Ag & Culinary maps are now available


    The 2015 edition of the ACA map is now available at visitor service locations and participating members farms, restaurants and markets. The map features 90+ locations across Grey and Bruce where local food is grown, raised, produced and served with pride.

    If you’d like a map mailed, you can order one from Grey County Tourism at www.visitgrey.ca.

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  • May 05 2015

    All new www.visitgrey.ca website features local food champions @OCTA_licious @brucegreysimcoe @ontariotravel

    The brand new www.visitgrey.ca website champions local food producers all across the county through curated navigation.

    Visitors to the EAT section of the site can see restaurants that feature local food on the menu and easily find U-pick farms, farmers’ markets, culinary trails, on-farm markets, specialty food stores, and wineries, breweries and cideries. Local food related blogs will continue to tell the story of local food in Grey throughout the year.

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  • Apr 15 2015

    Food Entrepreneurs: Growing Innovation on April 20th – Key Presenters Named

    Key presenters named for Growing Innovation seminar for aspiring food entrepreneurs at Owen Sound Campus April 20

    Top local food entrepreneurs will share their stories and advice at Food Entrepreneurs: Growing Innovation, a free, one-day community seminar at the Georgian College Owen Sound campus on Monday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Highlights of the day include panel discussions by successful farm and food business operators. Also featured will be an exhibition of approximately 25 local food producers and processors who will showcase their locally made products, provide samples and share their unique entrepreneurial stories with attendees.
    Space is still available for local food entrepreneurs who wish to attend. For more information or to register, visit foodentrepreneursowensound.eventbrite.ca.

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  • Apr 08 2015

    Food Entrepreneurship: Growing Innovation is Under 2 Weeks Away!

    If you haven’t already done so, book your space at this FREE all-day event for food entrepreneurs now!

    Register here: http://foodentrepreneursowensound.eventbrite.ca  

     

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