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  • Jun 29 2016

    Grey County SCIA Farm Tour 2016 Itinerary – July 12

    Grey County SCIA Farm Tour

    Don Ready’s 236237 Grey Rd 13, Kimberley (1 km N of Grey Rd 119) No-Till and Cover Crops – A 30 Year Journey! 9:30 am to 3 pm Crop Walk: No-Till Crops, Corn, Wheat, Canola, Flax; Ryegrass/Crimson Clover Interseeded into Corn; and Neonic vs Fungicide Only Corn with scout, Peter Johnson, Real Agriculture Agronomist. Presentations & Demos: Cover Crops; Gypsum, Copper and Boron; Agroforestry, and Windbreaks; Tree Programs; Lystegro; Powerzones and Drones; and a Soil Erosion Machine. Coffee and Donuts 9:30 am, Pizza Lunch sponsored by: Sprucedale Agromart, Huron Bay Co-op, Holmes Agro, FCC, Lystek, & IFAO. Everyone is invited.

    Bring folding chair and good walking gear.
    Soil and Crop Members $10; Others $20; Membership and Admission $40

    Contact: Grey Ag Services 519-986-3756 info@greyagservices.ca
    Door Prize: One Admission to the Innovative Farmers of Ontario Convention-a $270 Value
    This event will be cancelled if there is significant rainfall on July 12th

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  • Jun 01 2016

    Saints & Sinners Taste of the Trail Celebrates Local Food and Drink – June 11 at Grey Roots


    Beer. Wine. Cider. History.

    Come to Grey Roots on June 12th from noon to 5pm and taste your way around the Saints & Sinners Trail with beer, wine and cider samples and great local food. Enjoy live music, historical interpretation in the Moreston Heritage Village, and pick up a copy of the new Saints & Sinners book by Richard Thomas all about the history of Prohibition and bootlegging in the area. You can also buy a limited-edition Saints & Sinners tee-shirt, growler or glassware. June 12 is also the day Saints & Sinners launches the Growler Passport Contest – taste your way around the trail all summer long for a chance to win great prizes!

    Saints & Sinners members providing samples:
    Barnstormer Brewing Company, Beaver Valley Orchard and Cidery, Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery, The Collingwood Brewery, Creemore Springs, The Duxbury Cider Co. Ltd., Georgian Hills Vineyards, Kilannan Brewing Co., MacLean’s Ales Inc., Neustadt Springs Brewery, Side Launch Brewing Company, Thornbury Premium Apple Cider and Tobermory Brewing Company & Grill.

    Food and drinks will be provided by:
    Civil Kat Coffee, Chef Zack Keeshig, Meredith’s Ginger Syrup, Sweet Things Grill Wagon

    Tickets are available in advance from Grey Roots Visitor Services or by calling 519-376-369o. Additional drink sample tickets, food, beverages and merchandise will be available for purchase on event day.

    Further information can be found here: Saints & Sinners June 12 event.

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  • May 30 2016

    The 2016 Grey Ag Services Rural Guide is Here

    This invaluable guide is your “go-to” for information about agricultural resources of all kinds: government contacts, agricultural societies, elected officials, farmers’ markets and more.

    You can view and/or download a copy from the Grey Ag Services website.

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  • May 27 2016

    Lunch is Back at Georgian Dining Room – June 1 and 2 Menu


    LUNCH MENU - June 1st & 2nd, 2016, 12 – 1pm

    Cream of Leek Soup
    Fresh Bread
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    Warm Potato Salad
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    Swiss Onion & Bacon Flan
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    Black Forest Cake with Tart Ontario Cherries
    Kemble Mountain Roastery Coffee

    $12.00 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, Cook Apprenticeship and OYAP 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 26 2016

    Celebrate Food and Drink with Craft Cider Week, Local Food Week and Craft Beer Week


    The next three weeks are a celebration of food and drink across Ontario with Craft Cider Week, Local Food Week and Ontario Craft Beer Week all running consecutively! For more information about events and activities, you can visit the following websites:

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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

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  • 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: www.fmc-gac.com
    *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
    mathieu@fmc-gac.com

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  • May 02 2016

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


    SUNDAY, JUNE 26 2016: COMMUNITY LONGTABLE

    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

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  • 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.

    GreyCountyChefsForum.org
    PLEASE REGISTER BY RETURN EMAIL to gcchefsforum@gmail.com

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  • Apr 18 2016

    Eat Local Grey Bruce Launches New Website; Now Accepting Members for 2016

    Eat Local Grey Bruce Cooperative is now accepting consumer members for their local food, home delivery service. Starting in May, the cooperative of local farmers and food producers will deliver local foods to customers’ doorsteps. The group spent the past winter assembling the cooperative, hiring staff and finding warehouse space in Owen Sound. This follows on last autumn’s successful test run in which $23,000 worth of local products were delivered to more than 200 customers throughout Grey Bruce, in a single day.

    On April 18th, the co-op launched it’s website www.EatLocalGreyBruce.ca and is now asking consumers to sign-up for memberships. Memberships are available for one to four years and cost from $35 to $100. Through a membership consumers will be able to access on-line purchasing and delivery of a wide range of local foods, as well as voting privileges within the co-op. The co-op plans to launch home deliveries in the Owen Sound area in late May, then expand to most areas in the Counties. Expansion will respond to where the most members have signed up – so help us make it your place!

    Eat Local Grey Bruce is a not-for-profit cooperative of food producers and consumers. Co-operatives are member-owned enterprises where all members have the same voting power. Together, we create a third path for our food system by establishing a direct relationship between consumers and producers, and a common ownership of the distribution infrastructure.

    Customers order food online from a wide variety of local producers, supplemented with additional products from further afield. Orders are fully customized and include refrigerated and frozen items (fruits & vegetables, dairy, eggs, meat, fish). Customers can also select regular orders and seasonal produce boxes. The products are gathered at our warehouse, assembled into customer orders and then delivered to your front door

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