Drew Halfnight, Guelph Mercury Published: August 22, 2011
For Ryan Hayhurst, the evidence of the precariousness of the modern food system is everywhere.
Driving on the 401 in his biodiesel-fueled car Friday, the 34-year-old Guelph resident was surrounded by long-haul trucks carrying mass-produced, chemical-treated produce to market.
“I’m staring at […]
Cynthia David, Foodsericeworld Not just for chefs anymore, larger foodservice operations can go local, too.
Buying a bushel of beans from a local farmer may make you feel good and delight your guests, but imagine the impact on local agriculture — and eating habits — if your friendly farmer and […]
Jessica Leeder, Globe and Mail Published: August 9, 2011
Local food in Ontario is about to go public thanks to a little cash incentive from the provincial government.
More than $1.5-million worth of grants were announced Tuesday to bump up the amount of homegrown food served across a broad […]
Pasture fed animals are in! Whether their concerns are for health, environment, or animal welfare, consumers are starting to sit up and take notice of alternatives to conventional meats. Pasture meat is at the forefront of this exciting change.
Two separate FarmStart workshops held through the month of July addressed […]
On Wednesday, July 27 the Ecological Farmers of Ontario(EFO) hosted a tour of Gerald Donnelly’s Donneyweir Farm. Donneyweir Farm was stunning. We started the tour at a picnic table by the Donnelly’s front door, and beautiful garden. The tour itself was not at all what I was expecting. Gerald Donnelly […]
Greetings and salutations bloggers of the world! There’s a Japanese saying “どうぞ よろしく おねがいします(douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu)” which is used after meeting someone for the first time. It loosely translates to “please be kind with me”. That’s how I’m feeling now.
My name is Erin and I’m a volunteer with Katimavik, […]
Many of the new farmers we encounter do not think about farm insurance as part of their farm plan. Once we mention farm insurance, people often become anxious and tend to panic a little bit. FarmStart recently held an insurance information session, which was facilitated by Ray Johnson from the Co-operators. Below are […]
Not all of us have access to space for growing. Yet there’s loads of land in Canada that’s under-used or forgotten. Some of it could be cultivated for vegetables and fruit, or even bees, chickens and other animals, which is where Landshare Canada comes in.
Landshare Canada brings […]