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  • Oct 21 2016

    Eat Local Grey Bruce AGM – October 22

    Eat Local Grey Bruce will host their FIRST AGM on October 22nd at St George’s Anglican Church in Owen Sound.
    The AGM is part of  an afternoon and evening which also includes a facility tour, dinner and panel discussion.


    • 3-4PM Open House, Warehouse (396 14th Street West, Owen Sound)
    • 4-6PM AGM, St George’s Anglican Church, Parish Hall
    • 6-7PM Dinner, St George’s Anglican Church, Parish Hall (Tickets available in our store)!
    • 7-8:30PM Panel discussion: Building a more sustainable food system – What roles can Eat Local, a one-stop distributor, play?

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  • Oct 18 2016

    Ag 4.0 Scholarship Deadline Extended / On-Farm Innovation Tour Almost Sold Out

    In fall of 2016, Grey County will shine a spotlight on creative technological innovation in agriculture. Join leaders in the agriculture and food and tech communities at “Ag 4.0: The Next Big Thing.”

    DEADLINE EXTENDED for Ag 4.0 Summit Scholarship applications!

    If you know or are a young leader between the ages of 16 and 25, take advantage of this opportunity to attend the Ag 4.0 Summit for free. You’ll connect with leaders in ag-tech from across the region and learn about new career opportunities in rural Ontario. Apply here.

    The Ag 4.0 Summit + Innovation Tour is quickly approaching and organizers in full swing getting ready to bring you an incredible two days full of opportunities to learn, connect, and grow. Only a handful of seats remain on the bus for the Innovation Tour – register today to reserve your seat!


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  • Oct 18 2016

    CMHA Food Forest in Owen Sound Seeks Aviva Community Funding – Vote Now!

    The Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce Food Forest program has been selected as a contender in the AVIVA Community Fund competition.
    Finalists are chosen based on the number of votes received by the public and the CMHA needs your help to expand this worthy project!

    The plan is to create a space where members from all walks of life can gather to garden and harvest healthy, respectful food.  Features of the Food Forest Include:

    - An Edible Labyrinth
    - A fruit and nut orchard
    - An outdoor classroom
    - Raised Gardening beds
    - Living Walls – Growing Herbs, and Strawberries
    - Raspberry and Blueberry Bushes
    - Elderberry and Shrub Cherry Bushes
    - Bee-friendly plants and flowers as well as bee hives.
    - It will have accessible components for those with mobility issues

    The garden will be completely self-sustaining with its own water source, an expanded composting program and washing station/potting table. Finally, to help us remember those we have lost to their own mental health challenges, the Food Forest will feature a memorial tree plot with a beautiful arbour.  The hope is that through the Food Forest we can rehabilitate our local ecosystem, improve local food security, provide educational opportunities about gardening and agriculture and celebrate growing healthy food for the benefit of the Owen Sound community.

    Visit between now and Oct. 28 to register and vote. It only takes a few minutes and will mean a world of difference for our community. Each registered voter gets 18 votes, feel free to cast them all at once to support the Food Forest.

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  • Oct 12 2016

    On-site Apple Cider Pressing Event at T&K Ferri – October 15

    The Apple Pie Trail™ and T&K Ferri Orchards invite you to join an on-site apple cider pressing event on Saturday, October 15th from 11am to 4pm.

    Grandad Jack’s Apple Cider, made solely from the apples grown at T&K Ferri will be pressed by Geissburgers Farmhouse Cider. Known for their outstanding pressing, Geissburgers were seen on CBC Dragon’s Den in 2013 and were successful in starting this new venture now used at two locations on the Apple Pie Trail™, Giffen’s Country Market in Glen Huron, Goldsmith’s Market and T&K Ferri Orchards.

    T&K Ferri owner Karen Ferri explains, “The mobile apple cider mill is the only mill of its type east of the Rockies.” The apples are hand-picked from the trees. The blend of apple varieties, including some honey crisp, are placed into the cider mill. Apples are first flumed, washed, then pressed. The juice is taken from the pressed pulp and sent thru the pasturizer. Once in the bags, it is sealed so that is air-tight. The sealed bags are placed in the boxes, ready for sale.” …read more »

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  • Oct 12 2016

    New Growing Forward 2 Application Intake Opens October 14

    The next Growing Forward 2 application intake opens Friday, October 14, 2016 and closes November 3, 2016.

    There is a GF2 Information Webinar on Monday, October 17 at 7:30pm for those looking for additional information about the application process. You can join the FAQ and application completion demo at You must have a telephone line and internet connection to participate.

    Ontario Soil and Crop is assisting with the delivery of this webinar. Register at

    NOTE: spaces are limited. Questions? Email

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  • Sep 20 2016

    Genesis Food Labelling Software Training at Georgian College in October

    Food Labelling – Genesis Software
    training helps you create nutritional labels to help get your food product to more markets. There are 5 training sessions being offered at Georgian College campuses this fall including Owen Sound on October 17th and South Georgian Bay (Collingwood) on October 24th.

    See attached Genesis Food Label Workshop Series info sheet for details.

    Please contact Wanda Moosang at 705.728.1968 ext. 1605 or for more information and to register.

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  • Sep 19 2016

    2016-17 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students is now Open!

    Farm Management Canada (FMC) and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs (CADAP) are proud to announce the launch of the 2016-17 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:
    Certain segments of the general public question the way food is produced, and have misgivings about the use of new technology. What concrete steps would you, as a future member of the agricultural industry, propose to bridge the information and awareness gap?

    To take part in the competition, for details on how to enter, or to apply:
    *All applications must be received no later than May 5th, 2017.

    For more information, contact:
    Mathieu Lipari, Program Manager, Farm Management Canada
    1-888-232-3262 ext. 24 or

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  • Sep 12 2016

    Georgian College Lunches are Back in Owen Sound! PLUS Thanksgiving-To-Go


    September 15th & 16th, 2016 - 12-1pm

    Purée of Yukon Gold Potato Soup with Roasted Peanuts & Fresh Bread
    Iceberg Lettuce with Orange and Green Peppercorn Vinaigrette
    Roasted Pork Tenderloin stuffed with Apples and Prunes
    Chocolate Blueberry Reduction Cheddar Cheese Crusted Polenta Dill Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas
    In-house made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce and Locally Roasted Civil Kat 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 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


    Stressed about cooking Thanksgiving dinner? Let us cook it for you! Our always popular THANKSGIVING TO GO kit is back! See order form attached. Everything you need for your holiday dinner without the hassle of buying groceries and the cooking is already done! (Click the link above for full menu and pricing).

    Questions? Call Michael Desborough at 519-376-0840 Ext. 2007 or email:


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  • Aug 26 2016

    Two Deliveries of “Starting a Food Business” Course – Barrie Sept 15 & Collingwood Sept 26

    Thinking about starting a food business? A new three-hour course from Georgian College will take your through the questions you should be asking yourself before you jump in. There are two deliveries planned:

    September 15 - Starting a Food Business – Barrie

    September 26 - Starting a Food Business – Collingwood

    Click the links above to see full details.

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  • Aug 24 2016

    Transition Smart – Farmers to Processors workshop coming to Owen Sound in November

    Transition Smart – Farmers to Processors
     is an innovative two-day workshop for farmers developed by the Agri-food Management Institute (AMI) in strategic partnership with Georgian College.

    Transition Smart is a streamlined introduction to everything farmers need to know in order to move from growing and raising food to producing value-added products on farm. Subjects covered include operational planning, marketing, product development, pricing, distribution and sales. This detailed workshop will deliver tools that can be implemented immediately and identify feasible opportunities to add income and diversity to your farming business.

    Transition Smart will be delivered at the Owen Sound campus of Georgian College on November 19th and 20th.  PRICE: $129 plus HST.

    Space is limited, visit or call 705.728.1968 ext. 1605 for more information and to register.

    Grey County is pleased to support local delivery of this program.

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