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  • Sep 17 2014

    Location announced for ACA Field to Fork 2014

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    The 2014 Grey Bruce Agriculture and Culinary Association ‘Field to Fork’ Feast is an annual event featuring delicious food prepared by member producers and chefs. The evening also includes an opportunity for guests to bid on culinary experiences from Grey and Bruce Counties.

    The event will be held on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at a new location: Westwind Hall, Cedar Rail Campground in Scone on the Grey Bruce Line. Doors open at 5:30,  appetizers at 6:00 pm and dinner is at 6:45.

    Tickets are $50.00 per person and are available by calling 1.888.396.4591 or email: info@gbaca.com

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  • Sep 17 2014

    Save the Date – Grey County Garden Club Seed Swap October 14th

    Seed savers are invited to participate in the annual Grey County Garden Club Seed Swap on October 14th. Perennial cuttings, books and tools are also welcomed.

    For full event details, see the event poster below.

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  • Sep 15 2014

    Georgian Dining Room Lunch – September 18th & 19th, 2014


    September 18th & 19th, 2014 - 12-1pm

    Purée of Yukon Gold Potato Soup with Roasted Peanuts
    ~or~
    Iceberg Lettuce with Orange and Green Peppercorn Vinaigrette
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    Roasted Pork Loin stuffed with Apples and Prunes
    Chocolate Blueberry Reduction
    Cheddar Cheese Crusted Polenta
    Dill Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas
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    Autumn Crumb Cake
    Tea & Coffee

    OUR NEW PRICE! – $10.00 taxes included *A selection of beer and wine is also available at our cash bar*
    Reservations: 519-376-0840 ext.2007 or Michael.Desborough@GeorgianCollege.ca

    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.

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  • Sep 11 2014

    Apple U-Picks across Grey Bruce are opening for 2014 season


    Pick-your-own farms across Grey Bruce are ready for the 2014 apple season.

    Pre-picked early apple varieties like Ginger Gold and Paula Red have been available in the area for the past three weeks, but the apple harvest begins in earnest over the next week or so as Macs, followed by Gala, Honeycrisp, Ambrosia, Golden Delicious and many, many more with equally delicious names and flavours ripen to perfection.

    There’s a new farm open to the public this year: T & K Ferri Orchards near Clarksburg will offer pick-your-own apples Thursdays through Sundays.

    You can find farms near you by typing “apple U-pick” in the search box above. Don’t forget to look at all categories to find both conventional and organic producers.

    Here’s a post about what you can expect to find at local U-picks from the Grey Bruce fall tourism website.

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  • Sep 09 2014

    Upcoming Grey Bruce Sustainability Network (GBSusNet) Events

    The Grey Bruce Sustainability Network (GBSusNet) is offering several events scheduled for the next 2 months:

    Thursday, Sept., 25, 7-9:30Coffeehouse Collective Series #3 at Back Eddies in Paisley. A gathering with local music, comp food samplings and guest speakers with 3 minute “elevator speeches” about the groups, projects or issues in the local and broader community. Call Barry at 519-889-0695 or email gbsusnet@gmail.com if you’ve got a voice to contribute.

    Thursday October 16, 7-9:30 Coffeehouse Collective Series #4 at The Bicycle Cafe in Flesherton. A gathering with local music, comp food samplings and guest speakers with 3 minute “elevator speeches” about the groups, projects or issues in the local and broader community. Call Barry at 519-889-0695 or email gbsusnet@gmail.com if you’ve got a voice to contribute.

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  • Sep 08 2014

    Grey County Chefs’ Forum Flesherton Food Hub is Open for Business

    The Chefs’ Forum Flesherton Food Hub opened Wednesday August 20, 2014 for pick‐ups and deliveries of fresh produce. 

    The Grey County Chefs’ Forum operated hub is located in the Old Delphi building at #774310 Highway 10 just north of Flesherton, and will facilitate distribution of local produce from member farmers to the GTA by 100km Foods Inc. Items for sale are listed on the website by farm members and can be accessed by chef members at:  www.greycountychefsforum.ca. There is no charge for delivery by 100km Foods Inc. Payment to the farmer is in 30 days.

    Local chefs can also access the hub. A local delivery service is available for a nominal fee. For more information, contact: info@greycountychefsforum.ca 

    See a recent article in Better Farming for more information.

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  • Sep 05 2014

    Next Grey County Chefs’ Forum members meeting September 22nd: guest speakers, new logo and more


    The Grey County Chefs’ Forum welcomes guest speaker Paul Sawtell and Grace Mandrano from 100km Foods Inc. to the next members meeting on September 22nd, 2014. Paul and Grace will discuss the distribution contract that enables 100km Foods to distribute produce from Chefs’ Forum members to restaurant clients across the GTA. They will also describe the kinds of product chefs are hoping to buy so producers may plan for 2015.

    The Chefs’ Forum will also unveil a new logo and launch a new membership category for friends of the organization. All members, interested farmers and chefs are welcome.

    Meeting details: 7pm at the Maxwell Hall, 408014 Grey Rd. 4, Maxwell, ON. 

    More information can be found here: Chefs’ Forum Meeting Monday Sept 22nd 2014

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  • Sep 05 2014

    Clarksburg Farmers’ Market events in September


    There will be live entertainment along with an abundance of fresh, local products at the Clarksburg Farmers’ Market this month. Musical guests:

    • September 7th: Aaron Garner
    • September 21st: Drew McIvor
    • September 28th: Jason Redman

    See full details on the market’s Facebook page.

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  • Sep 03 2014

    Upcoming Practical Farmers Conference series – October sessions in Guelph and Arthur


    Practical Farmers of Ontario (PFO) are offering two small farm conferences in October.

    1. Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms will speak on October 4 at the University of Guelph, Rozanski Hall, Guelph, Ontario
    2. Greg Judy of Green Pastures Farm will speak on October 18 at Arthur Community Centre, Arthur, Ontario

    Early bird price for members and non-members has been extended until Sept 20th. For more information, see the PFO conference pageJoin the PFO Facebook group for rideshares and other info.

     

     

     

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  • Sep 02 2014

    Agroecological Pest Management workshop at Persephone Market Garden September 13th

    Do you spend too much on (organically approved or conventional) pesticides? This workshop will help you understand to read your weeds and bugs, strengthen natural response mechanisms and immune systems of plants, and use suppressants.

    The workshop is lead by Dr Fulvio Gioanetto. Fulvio currently works at Plan B Organic Farm and also with University of Toronto.

    Date: Saturday, September 13th, 2014
    Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Cost: $80 one person, $50 for spouse.
    Location: Persephone Market Garden, www.persephonemarketgarden.caConcession Rd 3, #241063, Keppel Township/Park Head, RR 3 Allenford, Ontario, N0H 1A0

    Registration is limited. Full details are available here: Agroecological Pest Management Sept 13 2014

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