By: Lilian Schaer Published: Guelph Mercury, August 31, 2011
Lavender, hazelnuts and sweet potatoes are not crops we commonly associate with this province.
Yet they’re starting to emerge in Ontario’s south coast area, the fertile sand plains in Norfolk, Brant, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford counties where tobacco used to reign supreme.
As the decline of the […]
By: Hannah Renglich Published: Championing the Food Movement, May 3, 2013
The Local Organic Food Co-ops Network is pleased and honoured to announce the launch of 3 delightful films about the importance of the co-operative model for food system transformation in Ontario and beyond!
To view the other films in the series, click […]
By: Bill Vorley Published: The Guardian, Nov. 29, 2012
A minivan with an unusual group of passengers moves through the countryside and villages of western Uganda. Its passengers take in the poverty but also the very visible signs of a dynamic rural economy. Lorries move maize across porous borders to the Democratic Republic of the […]
Barry Estabrook, The Atlantic Published; December 5, 2011
As a journalist who takes issues surrounding food production seriously, I too have things that drive me crazy.
At the top of my list are agribusiness advocates such as Kopperud (and, more recently, Steve Sexton of Freakonomics) who dismiss well-thought-out concerns about today’s dysfunctional food […]
By Tom Henry, SmallFarm Canada Published November 2011
Money is but one part of the definition
In retrospect, I should have stood up to the fellow at the recent farm show in Ontario. He had marched up to the Small Farm Canada booth, stabbed a greasy finger at me, and barked, […]
CBC News Published November 5, 2011
A south Ottawa entrepreneur is turning beef into bucks by selling bonds to fund his Manotick farm.Paul Slomp, 31, sells bonds for his farm and then uses that money to maintain the land and cattle. He then sells the […]