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  • Jul 08 2016

    Falls Inn looking for First Cook or Sous Chef

    The Falls Inn and Spa is looking for a full time First Cook or Sous Chef.  The position requires 5 days a week, evenings and weekends.  This person will be responsible to assist the Chef with lunch and dinner service and execution of weddings, meetings, off site catering and banquets as well as prepping ahead of these tasks.  They will also be in charge of the kitchen and direct help during the Chef’s days off.  Pay range is $14 to $19 an hour for up to 44 hours per week depending on credentials and experience.

    Contact: 519.794.4388


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  • Jul 08 2016

    Raspberry season has begun! Pick your own or take a cooking class with Joy.

    With the recent heat and two long-awaited rains, local raspberry season has started right on schedule. You can find raspberries on the menu at local restaurants, at fruit-stands. stores and farmers’ markets.  For a full immersion in the season, you’ll want to pick your own from a local patch.

    With raspberries in mind, don’t miss the Featuring Raspberry I class with Joy Johnson (just south of Owen Sound) on Tuesday July 12 starting at 7 pm.  Space is still available.  See the description below.

    Featuring Raspberries I                               Tues. July 12                          7 to 9 pm

    This sweet red fruit, rich in Vitamin C,  will be featured in a variety of recipes including English Trifle, Crunchy Raspberry Parfaits, Raspberry Yogurt Kuchen Flan, Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake, and Raspberry Coconut Squares.

    Cost:  $24.00 + HST
    Joy: 519-371-5247 or 519-374-5600 cell

    See all of Joy Johnson’s summer classes here.

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  • Jul 07 2016

    Greenbelt Investing $1.5m in Ontario’s Agri-food Sector for Local Food Procurement

    Excerpted from the Greenbelt Fund website:

    During Local Food Week this June, the Greenbelt Fund announced over $1.5m in new investments in projects across Ontario to increase the the purchase of local food. Investments ranged from increasing the local field-grown produce sold in Subway sandwich shops during the harvest season, to launching a local food hub in Temiskaming, to developing a daily meal sourced entirely from Ontario products for Dana Hospitality’s broader public sector clients.

    At Mohawk College, CEO Burkhard Mausberg announced funding for a project that will work to increase local food procurement at colleges across the province. The returns on these investments are tremendous. As Minister Leal noted at Mohawk College, for every $1 the Greenbelt Fund has invested in local food projects, a return on investment of $13 has been realized.

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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
    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
    Warm Potato Salad
    Swiss Onion & Bacon Flan
    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

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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:
    *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

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