By: Pat Shaver Published: The Pantagraph, April 05, 2014
Congerville farmer Henry Brockman admits he doesn’t understand Facebook.
“I’ve never seen Facebook with my own eyes,” said Brockman, whose business is called Henry’s Farm. Yet the Henry’s Farm Facebook page is updated frequently by his sister, Terra Brockman. Marketing online and in person has become […]
Farming has been a way of life and an economic pillar in Grey County since the region was first settled. This agricultural tradition can be traced as far back as when the Petun Nation of the Huron Confederacy cultivated and traded tobacco on a large scale even prior to European contact and settlement. While […]
By J.P. Antonacci Published: Norfolk News, Mar 05, 2014
“All of the local shiitake mushrooms you find in restaurants in Ontario will be grown here, because (Norfolk farmers) are the only ones growing them,” Hoskin said. “And if you buy McCain sweet potatoes in a bag, those are probably Norfolk sweet potatoes, because we grow […]
Here is a great idea worth bringing to a Farmers Market near you! Published: Comox Valley Record, Dec 16, 2013 As the growing season closes and farmers’ thoughts turn to planning for next years’ crops, the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market is also looking forward to next year. In an effort to support new […]
By Janet Davison Published; CBC News, Oct 14, 2013
Anon Lololi quickly rattles off how he likes to cook callaloo, a leafy green vegetable common in his native Guyana, but not so common in kitchens and grocery stores around his Toronto-area home.
“We love it in rice,” he says. Add coconut milk, and it’s a real […]
By: Brian Cross Published: The Windsor Star, Sep 28, 2013
Premier Kathleen Wynne’s recent talk about loosening up Ontario’s strict booze rules has local wineries hoping they’ll soon be selling their bottles at area farmers’ markets.
Wynne commented during an interview last week with CTV News that “small wineries, being able to sell in farmers’ markets,” […]
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has released a report called an Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System 2013.
It provides basic information about the sector, tracks how it performs over time and reflects the challenges […]
COG (Canadian Organic Growers) has created a database to help provide a source for regional prices of certified organic products sold at farmers’ markets across Ontario and the Maritimes.
By Allison Finnamore Published: FCC Express, April 5, 2013
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has released a report showing the strong contribution of the agriculture and agri-food sector to Canada’s economy.
“Farm performance overall continues to remain strong as the industry becomes more competitive, innovative, and profitable,” says Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “The report shows that […]
By David Schmidt Published: FCC Express, March 8, 2013
British Columbia farmers markets generated over $114 million in sales last year, says Dr. David Connell of the University of Northern British Columbia.
Add a standard multiplier and that represents over $170 million in economic benefits to the province, he told the annual meeting of the […]