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  • Jan 21 2015

    OCTA Looking for Food Writer/Photographer to Promote Feast ON Program

    The Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance is looking for a dynamic, energetic and passionate person to help spread the word about Feast ON – Ontario’s Foodservice Designation Program. 

    According to OCTA:  We’re looking for someone adaptable; comfortable in a fast paced, ever changing environment and obsessed with all things local food. Our ideal candidate would be hilarious (we love a good pun!), have a beautiful instagram account (full of local food photos, obviously!), have strong writing skills (have you seen our awesome blog?) and plays well with others.

    We’re a small team, but we work hard to get things done, and get them done well. If you’re interested, please send your resume along with a brief note about why you love Ontario to

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  • Jan 21 2015

    SAVE THE DATE: Second Annual Meaford Earth Week, April 18 – 24th, 2015

    Inspired by the success of Earth Week 2014 the Municipality of Meaford will once again host a Earth Week from April 18 – 24, 2015.

    Earth Week will begin with the RE-Use Fair on Saturday, April 18th from 9 am – 1 pm at the Meaford & St. Vincent (MSV) Community Centre with many interesting activities throughout the week.

    Watch newspapers and social media for Earth Week activities; a youth-friendly film at Meaford Hall, a birthday party for John Muir at the museum, and earth-friendly activities for all ages at our public library. The Municipality’s Environmental Services will showcase 4 new programs; the Blue W, Clean-Up Green-Up, Battery Collection depots and Plastic Film Recycling. Meaford Area Community Association (MACA) will sponsor a presentation entitled Food Packaging Examined; an in-depth examination of various contaminants that leach from packaging into our food. This information will be useful in making healthy choices for you, your family and your community. The Meaford Independent will again sponsor the yearly spring clean-up at Memorial Park. It’s hoped that other community groups will sponsor earth-friendly events.

    Watch traditional and social media outlets for further details via Community Services Meaford on Facebook, and the Municipality of Meaford website

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  • Jan 09 2015

    Do You Grown Corn? Consider U. of Guelph Crop Survey on Resilience & Climate Change

    Seeking southern Ontario grain farmers of all sizes and scales who have corn somewhere in their rotation. 

    Participant Callout:
    We are seeking southern Ontario grain farmers with corn in their rotation to participate in a survey investigating the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on their production, and their methods of adapting to such changes. The main investigator is Sarah Rotz, a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Guelph. Participants will receive $20 compensation for their participation, and the survey will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. The results will contribute to the completion of the researcher’s PhD thesis. The academic advisor for the study is Dr. Evan Fraser. This research project has been sponsored by the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

    $20 Gift Card for Survey Participants

    Link to survey

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  • Jan 07 2015

    Lunches CANCELLED at Georgian Dining Room due to weather

    Georgian Dining Room – January 8th & 9th, 2015, 12 – 1pm

    *** NOTE: the Georgian Dining Room is closed to the public due to weather but take-out is available to students and staff currently at the Owen Sound campus *** 

    Minestrone Soup with Focaccia
    Pizza Margherita fresh herbed tomato sauce with mozzarella and basil
    Pizza Quatra Stagioni tomato sauce with artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, salami and ham
    (Pizzas are served with a side salad)
    Brownies & Assorted Biscotti
    Tea & Coffee

    $10.00 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 and Cook Apprenticeship 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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  • Jan 02 2015

    Time to Start Thinking About Your CSA Share for 2015

    The turn of the new year is the time that local CSA farms (Community Supported Agriculture) are planning what – and how much – to grow for their members in 2015.

    January is the ideal time to reserve your spot with a CSA farmer in Grey Bruce to make sure you’re included in the farm’s plans. Signing up now is also the best way to ensure your local farmer is paid for his or her efforts throughout the year, not just after harvest (months after expensive purchases have been made). Reserve your share now!

    Enter “CSA” in the search box above to find listings and profiles of area farms. 

    Never had a CSA share before? Here’s a handy CSA FAQ from the folks who maintain the Ontario CSA Farm Directory.

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  • Dec 19 2014

    Grey Bruce Agriculture & Culinary Assoc. Newsletter – December 2014

    The latest news for GBACA members and the community at large is now available.

    Read the GBACA Update Dec 2014 here.

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  • Dec 19 2014

    Work in Food – Community Food Centers Canada is Hiring!

    Want to make change in our food system? Come work with Community Food Centers Canada! 

    CFCC is hiring for four positions to work in the Toronto office.

    • Communications + Marketing Manager (f/t, application deadline Dec. 23)
    • Development Manager – Foundations + Grants (f/t, application deadline Jan. 7)
    • Admin Coordinator (p/t, application deadline Jan. 7)
    • Research + Evaluation Manager (f/t, application deadline Jan. 30)
    Visit the CFCC jobs page for more information.

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  • Dec 18 2014

    Revelry in the Winery at Coffin Ridge – December 21st

    Revelry in the Winery – THIS SUNDAY Dec 21st, 2014

    Come and join Coffin Ridge for a festive party. Live music, wine, food and good cheer!

    Join Coffin Ridge from 12 to 5 on Sunday December 21st for an afternoon of merriment and celebration. This year our Revelry in the Winery will feature exquisite food and wine pairings and live music from 2 to 4 courtesy of our favourite local duo Ruth and Chuck Merrill.

    In addition to festive cheer and a tantalizing array of wine and food pairings, we are happy to announce that this year, our Revelry in the Winery will allow patrons a chance to see just what goes on in the winery proper during the Winter months. Our very own Michael Todd will be leading winery tours at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30.

    This event is a great way to kick off the holiday season and to wrap up last minute gifts for the wine lover on your list.

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  • Dec 18 2014

    Eigensinn Farm Annual Christmas Market – December 21st, 2014

    Eigensinn Farm welcomes patrons to the Annual Christmas Market at the farm from noon to 5pm: 449857 10th Concession, Grey Highlands.

    Traditional holiday foods will be available for purchase including stollen, smoked ham, fois gras terrine, preserves and much more.

    See the Eigensinn Xmas 2014 poster for more information.

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  • Dec 17 2014

    Sweet Things from DeJong Acres Christmas Open House & Customer Appreciation Day – December 20

    Sweet Things from DeJong Acres
    Christmas Open House and Customer Appreciation Day
    December 20, 2014 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Featuring: fresh local cider, Jersey milk and whipping cream, cranberry sauces and jellies, stocking stuffers and fresh local holly. Christmas Geese, 6-10 lbs, dressed rabbit, lamb, elk, fresh baking and more!


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