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  • Jul 22 2014

    Grey Bruce comes to Taste of Toronto July 24-27 – win 2 free tickets!


    A bevvy of local producers have teamed up to create a special Grey Bruce beverage experience at Taste of Toronto. This new event takes place at Fort York and features the best food and drink from across the city, the region and beyond.

    Come visit the Grey Bruce Campesinas in booth E5 to enjoy a Campesina Cocktail. Made with Coffin Ridge Winery’s new Forbidden Cider, Meredith’s Ginger Lime Elixir and grilled Red Prince apples and lime wedges, this long, cool drink is inspired by the menu at the Casero taco bus and evokes the flavours of Mexico. 

    Supporters in the booth include the Apple Pie Trail and the Grey Bruce Agriculture and Culinary Association.

    For your chances to win a pair of tickets to the show, email food@grey.ca and put “Taste of Toronto” in the subject. We will draw a winner at the end of the day Wednesday.

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  • Jul 17 2014

    Raspberries are Here – Celebrate the Season with U-Picks and a Festival


    U-pick farms across Grey and Bruce Counties are reporting that raspberries are ripe and ready for the picking.
    The season was slow to start, but with the continued cool weather you can expect it to last for a while.

    Enter “raspberries” in the search box to find U-picks nearest you. Make sure to call ahead to check on availability before you head out.

    Insider tip: our sources say Mondays and Tuesdays are often great days to pick your own, since patches are often picked more heavily Thursdays through Saturdays for market sales.

    If you’d like to celebrate all things raspberry, visit The Farmer’s Pantry just south of Clarksburg this Saturday July 19th for their annual Raspberry Festival.

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  • Jul 11 2014

    Last Chance to Register for Food Safety Training in August

    Participants will learn about: food safety and food handling; preventing food-borne illnesses; food premises sanitation; introduction to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) inspection and more. 

    You will receive:

    • 12 hours of training from Grey Bruce Health Unit Public Health Professionals
    • 1 reference manual, a metal stem probe thermometer and chlorine test papers
    • A certificate, wallet card and letter of certification

    Thursday, August 7 & Thursday, August 14, 2014

    vpi-inc Bruce County, Employment Service Provider, 200 McNab Street Walkerton
    $68.00 Registration fee (includes HST)
    Limited to 20 participants
    Must register by July 24, 2014

    See full General Use Food Safety Course flyer and registration

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  • Jul 07 2014

    Grey County Chefs’ Forum featured on Breakfast Television – Tuesday July 8


    Tune in to City-TV’s Breakfast Television at 7:40am Tuesday morning to see some delicious Grey County grown and raised foods lovely prepared by Toronto Chef Paul Boehmer.

    Since June 14, Chef’s’ Forum  farmers have been setting up a market for local residents and Toronto chefs every Saturday morning from 10 am to 2 pm at Boehmer Restaurant on Ossington Avenue in Toronto. On Tuesday, July 8, Chef Paul Boehmer will prepare a lamb dish made from ingredients found at the market on Toronto’s popular Breakfast Television show at 7:40 am.

    Find more information here.

     

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  • Jul 07 2014

    Georgian Dining Room LUNCH MENU Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

    Georgian Dining Room – Tuesday, July 8th, 2014, 12-1pm

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

    REGULAR PRICE: $13.05 plus tax
    GEORGIAN STUDENT PRICE: $10.40 plus tax

    *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 our Cook Apprenticeship students. The Culinary faculty, staff and students wish to thank you for your continued support.

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  • Jul 07 2014

    Ontario government plans to restrict use of neonicotinoids starting in 2015


    Plans are in place to institute a permit-based process to control the use of neonicotinoids in Ontario. Starting in 2015, farmers will be required to apply for permits in order to plant neonicotinoid-treated seeds. For more information, see this recent article in the Globe & Mail.

     

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  • Jul 04 2014

    Grey Bruce Agriculture & Culinary Association map available online


    The Grey Bruce Agriculture and Culinary Map features 101 farms, stores, restaurants, U-picks and farmers’ markets where local food is produced and served with pride.

    The 2014 map is an essential tool for planning an agri-culinary outing in Grey and Bruce. The paper version is available at several locations across both counties. You can also view it as a PDF here:

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    For more information about the ACA and its members, visit the Grey Bruce Agriculture and Culinary website.

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  • Jun 23 2014

    Great “Ah-Scapes”


    Wondering what to do with all those garlic scapes you’re trimming from your plants or suddenly seeing pop up everywhere at farmers’ markets?

    Joy Johnson has a selection of recipes to try including:

    • Garlic Scape Pasta Alfredo
    • Garlic Scape Pesto
    • Mushroom and Garlic Scape Soup

    See these and more ideas the JJ’s Supplies & Services website here.

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  • Jun 20 2014

    We Farm Grey Bruce – June 2014 edition now available online

    In the June issue of We Farm Grey Bruce:

    • Marvellous Edibles Farm 
    • Five Star Seeds
    • Georgian Hills wines now at Farmers’ Markets 
    • Red Tail Bread from K2 Milling near Beeton
    • Switchgrass straw bales available
    …and more.

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  • Jun 20 2014

    Grey Bruce Centre for Agroecology – Workshops June through September


    The Grey Bruce Centre for Agroecology is presenting several upcoming and planned workshops in the field of sustainable agriculture, agroecology and food. See a full list at http://gbcae.com/workshops.html , where you can also download detailed descriptions.

    Workshop “Native Pollinator Monitoring & Observation(June 28)
    This workshop is lead by Jeri Parrent (Ecologist, soil biologist, and beekeeper) and Thorsten Arnold (Watershed and food system analyst, market gardener).  

    Workshop Series I: “Fruit Orchard Management” ( July 24th, August 9th, Aug 23/24)
    This workshop series is lead by Christoph Graul, a visiting master Orchard manager from Germany. 

    Workshop “Agroecological approaches to pest management” (coming in September!)
    This workshop is lead by Dr. Fulvio Gioanetto. He currently works at the University of Toronto and at Plan B Organics, developing agroecological solutions for Southern Ontario.

    Workshop Series II: Through the garden year to good food (ongoing, this summer)
    This monthly workshop series assists home gardeners to achieve consistent and diverse harvest from their back yard. This workshop is lead by Kristine Hammel, market gardener and food system manager.

    The Grey Bruce Centre for Agroecology launches a larger educational initiative on building sustainable food systems. Our team of 10 presenters offers over 40 presentations, half- or full day workshops and workshop series. We cover topics around Food systems, Farm management, Food distribution, Market gardening, Environment & ecology, Home gardening, and  Food preparation. Depending on the topic, courses and talks are targeted to consumers, market gardeners, or institutional employees. Events will take place during winter and/or on request.


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