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  • Aug 26 2015

    Thanksgiving Dinner to Go Kit – Order Today from Georgian College Culinary Program


    Fall is right around the corner. Why not alleviate the stress of cooking Thanksgiving dinner before it even starts?

    Everything you need for your holiday dinner without the hassle of buying groceries and the cooking is already done! Menu includes: 

    • Meaford Apple Butternut Squash Soup
    • Fresh Baguette
    • Traditional Roasted Turkey with Onion Sage Dressing
    • Savory Pan Jus
    • Herb Roasted Harvest Potato
    • Maple Glazed Root Vegetables
    • Bourbon Scented Cranberry Sauce
    • Classic Pumpkin or Apple Pie

    Half Order (6 People) = $120 tax included
    Full Order (12 People) = $240 tax included

    THANKSGIVING TO GO KIT ORDER FORM

    PICK-UP WILL BE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH FROM 11AM to 3PM
    ORDER DEADLINE IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 5TH

    For more information contact: Michael Desborough (519) 376-0840 Ext. 2007
    Michael.Desborough@GeorgianCollege.ca

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  • Aug 25 2015

    OSCIA Seeking Agricultural Communications Specialist

    Full time position: Communication Specialist

    Are you a motivated, creative self-starter with a curiosity about Ontario’s agricultural sector? Then this might be the job for you!

    The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) has been supporting responsible agriculture a the grassroots for the last several decades through education programs, stewardship opportunities and local farm clubs. We are now seeking a dynamic individual to help enhance our approach to education and outreach. We are offering a full-time junior to – intermediate position based in the OSCIA office for an individual who is passionate about a vibrant agricultural sector, the environment, and communications. The Communication Specialist will take direction from the Environmental Programs Manager to promote education and incentive opportunities available to agricultural producers as well as successes achieved by local farmers.

    Location: 1 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario August 2015

    Please respond through email by Friday, August 28, 2015 to environment.careers@ontariosoilcrop.org.

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  • Aug 25 2015

    Grey County Fall Harvest Event Roundup – 8 Events, 13 Fall Fairs!

    Free Spirit soup course Feast of Fields
    Fall is the season for harvest festivals.

    You can discover eight fall food events and 13 fall fairs on the Grey County Tourism website:

     

     

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  • Jul 29 2015

    An evening with Dr. Temple Grandin in Guelph August 27 – Fundraiser for Farm & Food Care Canada

    On August 27, join Farm & Food Care Canada in welcoming Dr. Temple Grandin to Guelph. Dr. Grandin is a famed animal behaviorist, author, professor of animal science at Colorado State University and autism awareness advocate.

    Dr. Grandin is a world-renowned inspiration to people with autism for her work as an animal behaviorist. Dr. Grandin has developed humane livestock handling systems, and has worked as a consultant to the livestock handling industry on animal care standards. She has, in addition, designed processing facilities in which half the cattle in the United States are handled while working for Burger King, McDonalds, Swift and others. Dr. Grandin was named by Time Magazine as one of 2010’s “100 most influential People in the World”. HBO also produced the award-winning biographical film on her life entitled Temple Grandin. She currently speaks around the world on both autism and animal behaviour.

    Event details:
    The event will be held on August 27 at the University of Guelph’s War Memorial Hall. Dr. Grandin’s talk begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception with Dr. Grandin begins at 8:00 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring their copies of Dr. Grandin’s books to have them autographed.

    Tickets are $50 each (includes a $20 charitable receipt) or $30 for students. Free parking will also be provided. Tickets can be ordered through www.FarmCareFoundation.ca or by phone at 519-837-1326.

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  • Jul 21 2015

    Bruce Wine Bar to Participate in Food Day Canada on August 1st


    Bruce Wine Bar is one of several select local food champions across Canada that will participate in Food Day Canada.

    In the words of event organizer, cookbook author and lecturer Anita Stewart:

    Food Day Canada is a chance for all Canadians to join hands in one massive celebration in praise of our farmers and fishers; our chefs and researchers…and, above all, our home cooks. [...] Food Day Canada is the time and place for Canadians to share their food and their stories with each other while leading other nations in cultural diversity, food ethics, magnificent flavours … and fun!  We know how to throw a great party, so LET’S SHOW THE WORLD!

    Visit the website for information about local food from coast to coast.

     

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  • Jul 13 2015

    Grey County Council Endorses Bruce Grey Food Charter

    At the council meeting of July 7, Grey County Council formally endorsed the Bruce Grey Food Charter. 

    Council agreed that “a diverse, sustainable and just food system is integral to the overall health of any community”, recognized that “leaders representing all aspects of food in our community engaged in an extensive process to develop a guiding document” and that the Food Charter “recognizes the impacts of food on physical health, social justice, culture, education, sustainable economic development and the environment”.

    Endorsement of the charter implies that in future, council will consult and take into consideration the recommendations in the document before making decisions relating to food security.

    The Municipality of Meaford was the first to endorse the charter in May. The Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force continues to solicit endorsements from municipal and community partners across Grey and Bruce Counties.

    You can view and download the charter here.

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  • Jun 30 2015

    Local Pork Producers Wanted for University of Guelph Research


    University of Guelph grad student Katie MacDonald is looking to interview pork producers in Bruce, Huron and Middlesex counties.

    See full details here: Pork Producer Recruitment Call

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  • Jun 30 2015

    Ontario Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence Nomination Deadline Extended to July 15

    DEADLINE EXTENDED until JULY 15th for the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence. Nominate an Organization, Business or Individual today!

    The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence celebrate industry success and recognize those who have made significant contributions to tourism in Ontario. Jointly presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation, and the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance, the awards are divided into three respective categories: the Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence, the Tourism Marketing and Travel Media Awards of Excellence, and the Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence.

    Culinary award categories include:

    • Ontario Culinary Tourism Leadership Award
    • Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience Award
    • Ontario Culinary Tourism Event of the Year

    The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence are presented at the 11th Annual Ontario Tourism Summit, held at the Westin Prince Toronto, November 9-10. Details Available At: www.ontariotourismsummit.com/tourismsummitnominations

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  • Jun 30 2015

    Save the Date: Soil Health Day in Cambridge, August 14


    You are invited to attend Soil Health Day: 
    Friday, August 14, 2015 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, - Cruickston Park Farm - 1000 Blair Road, Cambridge, ON

    Learn the principles and hear ‘how to’ success stories from experts and farmers, Dr. Christine Jones, Lucas Criswell, Gerard Troisi, Sarah Troisi, Jeff Rasawehr, Tim Prior and Ruth Knight. Topics include:

    • regenerating soil fertility and improving productivity
    • integrating cover crops into no-till systems
    • selecting cover crops for different responses
    • seeding into green cover crop residue & pasture
    • terminate cover crops
    • grazing equipment essentials
    • new soil testing techniques and what they tell you about biology

    Dr. Christine Jones is an internationally renowned groundcover and soils ecologist working with landholders to implement regenerative practices to restore soil health and improve farm profit.

    Visit www.soilregenerationfarming.ca or call Ruth Knight at 519-392-7036 if you would like additional information.

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  • Jun 29 2015

    Miller Agricultural Endowment Fund Created to Provide Bursary for Students in Grey & Bruce


    Larry Miller and Wife Darlene Miller will honour their 40th Wedding Anniversary with the creation of a new Student Bursary Fund for Agricultural Studies. The bursary will be available in perpetuity to students in Grey and Bruce Counties who pursue post-secondary university, college or apprenticeship studies in Agriculture or Agri-Food.

    Read the full details on the Community Foundation  Grey Bruce website.

     

     

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