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  • Oct 21 2014

    Georgian College Launches Food Safety Regulatory Training for Entrepreneurs

    Grey and Bruce Counties, in partnership with Georgian College and Simcoe County, are proud to announce the development of a first-of-its-kind curriculum. The Food Safety Regulatory Training course is a 2-day seminar supported by the Grey Bruce Health Unit and funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Rural Economic Development (RED) program.

    The focus of this program is to provide food entrepreneurs, farmers and food retailers with the most up-to-date knowledge and tools to better understand the complexities of the highly regulated food sector.

    The program will launch as a pilot on November 22 and 23rd in Owen Sound followed by two additional pilot deliveries scheduled at the Barrie and South Georgian Bay campuses in early 2015.

    A special introductory price of $60 applies to these three cohorts only. Space is limited: be sure to register early!

    See the Food Safety Regulations invite or visit for additional program, contact, and registration details.


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  • Oct 17 2014

    Young Farmers – Win a spot at the Agricultural Excellence Conference

    Grab your video camera, digital camera or even your cell phone!

    Competitors from across Canada will have the opportunity to win a trip to attend the Agricultural Excellence Conference, all expenses paid. The Agricultural Excellence Conference is a one of a kind event that brings diverse industry experts and stakeholders together from across disciplines, regions and commodity sectors to share and explore beneficial farm management practices, taking place in Winnipeg, November 19-21, 2014.

    To enter the competition, contestants must be young farmers (20-40) and produce a video, one minute or less in duration, that demonstrates: What does the future of Canadian agriculture look like to you? Farm Management Canada must receive the completed application form and video submission no later than October 24, 2014. The names of the winners will be announced October 31, 2014.

    For more information regarding how to apply and full competition rules, please visit


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  • Oct 17 2014

    Forks Over Knives film screening in Walkerton

    October 20, 2014  7 pm, Victoria Jubilee Hall, Walkerton

    “Forks Over Knives empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the way the world understands nutrition.”

    Screening of Forks over Knives (96 minutes), followed by a recovery panel with 4 local stories of health recovery through changing to a plant based diet. Each speaker will tell his/her story in 5 minutes, followed by questions from the audience.

    $10 at the door

    For info, call Alison Rowe at 519-881-2336 or

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  • Oct 15 2014

    Introduction to Co-op Business Models with Hannah Renglich, October 23rd in Meaford

    On October 23rd @ 7pm at EcoInhabit, Hannah Renglich from the Local Organic Co-op Network will present a general introduction to the co-operative model of business. Afterwards, Kara Wildeman will be sharing her vision for converting The Market into a cooperative. At this gathering, there is also the potential for discussion the creation of a not-for-profit cooperative.

    If you are interested in attending this, please RSVP to Kara Wildeman at

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  • Oct 14 2014

    Georgian Dining Room Lunch Menu October 16th & 17th, 2014

    Georgian Dining Room October 16th & 17th, 2014, 12-1pm LUNCH MENU

    Minestrone Soup (Fresh Rolls)
    Greek Salad (Fresh Rolls)
    Pork Schnitzel with Apple Chutney
    Rosti Potato
    Braised Lamb Shank in a Red Wine Reduction with
    Garlic & Thyme Whipped Potatoes
    Black Forest Cake
    Tea & Coffee
    $10.00 taxes included

    *A selection of beer and wine is also available at our cash bar*
    Reservations: 519-376-0840 ext.2007 or
    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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  • Oct 10 2014

    Island Green Screening – NFB film asks what if PEI went entirely organic?

    FREE EVENT: Island Green Screening on Tuesday, October 21st, 7pm, at the Anglican Christ Church in Meaford.

    “This short documentary takes a look at the changing face of PEI’s agricultural industry. Once famous for its spuds and red mud, this tiny island province now has higher than average cancer and respiratory illness rates. Is there a link to industrialized farming? Rather than dwelling on PEI’s worrisome monocropping practices, Island Green dares to ask: What if PEI went entirely organic?”

    After the documentary there will be a group discussion.

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  • Oct 09 2014

    Upcoming Chefs’ Forum trade show – October 20, 2014 in Maxwell

    Members and other producers are invited to book tables for the Chefs’ Forum trade show on October 20th. Space is limited, so you must register.

    The table fee is $25 but if you join as a member on the 20th, your table cost will be included in the membership fee. There will be many new chefs and farms in attendance. Table set-up for producers starts at 5. Doors open for chefs and buyers from 6 until 8 pm. To reserve a spot, email Linda Reader at

    At the Maxwell Community Hall – 408014 County Rd 4.  Visit the website at for more information.

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  • Oct 08 2014

    October 2014 edition of We Farm Grey Bruce

    The latest edition of We Farm features:

    • Cheese making course at Monforte
    • October 23rd is the Field to Fork Gala
    • Thanksgiving Open House at Dejong Acres
    • Re-discover the Macintosh at Sunrise Organics
    • Let the Market Shoppe in Markdale do your Thanksgiving baking
    • Fall Season Extension Tour
    Read it online here.

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  • Oct 08 2014

    Upcoming On-Farm Food Safety Webinars Delivered by OSCIA

    Are you looking to keep up to date on the latest food safety practices? Want to assess your operation and identifying areas where you might be at risk for a food safety hazard? Join Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association for any or all of the food safety webinars, covering a variety of important food safety topics including:

    • October 9, 2014: Pest Control, Building Maintenance and Visitors
    • October 16, 2014: Recall and Traceability
    • October 30, 2014 Cleaning and Sanitizing
    • November 13, 2014: Pre and Post-Harvest Water
    • November 27, 2014: Soil Amendments
    • January 2015 (exact date TBD): Worker Practices

    During each webinar, we discuss on-farm food safety risks and the good agricultural practices (GAPs) that can be used to mitigate those risks. Growing Forward 2 funding opportunities are also discussed, including how to assess your operation and work towards a food safety action plan.

    All workshops are offered as free webinars online, taken from the comfort of your home or business. All you need is an Internet connection and phone. To register, please visit: workshop registration pageFor more information contact or phone 1-800-265-9751.

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  • Oct 07 2014

    Community Food Centres Canada launches Good Food Organizations

    Community Food Centres Canada
    has launched Good Food Organizations, a new initiative that aims to support the community food sector in Canada.

    The Good Food Organizations initiative aims to increase the capacity of community food security organizations across Canada to offer healthy and dignified food programs in their communities. The program offers resources, customized training, grants, and chances to network with other organizations and Community Food Centres and to promote common priorities.

    You can read the announcement on The Pod, or you can head to the Good Food Organizations website to learn all about the program and how your organization can get involved. Join CFCC on Tuesday, October 21 from 12-1 pm EDT for an interactive online information session about the Good Food Organizations initiative.

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