Regional partners launch 11-week Farm to Retail Workshop to support local growers

Farm Fresh foods

Starting October 28, the counties of Simcoe, Grey, and Bruce, along with the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre of Georgian College, are partnering on an 11-week Farm to Retail Workshop. Delivered by the Food Venture Program, this workshop will help farmers turn business ideas into finished products, and new or small agri-food businesses to grow. The […]

Township of Tiny presents the 2021 Farm Crawl

Township of Tiny Farm Crawl

The Township of Tiny is pleased to announce its 2021 Farm Crawl. This year’s event will be self-guided where participants can visit participating farms at their leisure and in the comfort of their own vehicle. The event details are as follows: Date: Saturday, October 16th, 2021 Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm Ticket Fee: $50.00 (includes HST) […]

Food Venture Program offering Farm to Retail Workshop

Food Venture Program

Interested in diversifying your farm business, adding a product or creating a new product? Simcoe County is partnering with the Counties of Grey and Bruce along with the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre to run a Farm to Retail 11-Week Workshop starting on October 28, 2021.  The Workshop will help farmers take an idea and understand […]

Ontario Invests in Agri-Food Research to Strengthen Sector

Agribusiness

The Ontario government is investing $7 million into agri-food research projects that will support greater environmentally friendly agricultural practices, protect livestock health and welfare, and stimulate economic growth within the agri-food sector and Ontario’s rural communities. Through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance Ontario is supporting advanced agri-food research in collaboration with the University of Guelph […]

Helping Ontario Food and Beverage Processors During COVID-19

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $6 million in projects to help Ontario food and beverage processors improve their operations, increase their competitive edge and adapt to challenges as we move beyond the pandemic. Applications for this program will be accepted in two phases. Starting today, applications for the first phase […]

Governments Supporting Economic Recovery of Ontario Farmers

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $7.3 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to help support farmers and agri-food businesses. The investment will fund projects in priority areas that increase food safety, accelerate sector innovation and help farmers bring new products to market to grow their businesses. This funding supports more than 600 […]

Local farming business blossoms into major online, retail entity

While the pandemic has created many negatives, there’s one big positive that’s grown out of it in Tiny Township. Farm2Door, which began last spring as a predominantly e-commerce company, is celebrating its first anniversary and has steadily increased the number of farmers supplying produce and other goods under its umbrella. “It’s really going well, yeah, […]

OFA vows to protect Ontario’s farmland through advocacy campaign

Community Garden

Farmland that supports food production is a finite and shrinking resource. Once it’s paved over, it’s gone forever. That’s the message behind Home Grown, a new advocacy campaign launched by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA). Home Grown focuses on protecting and preserving farmland and domestic food production. The campaign, which launched earlier this month, aims to increase awareness […]

Dunlop touts funding for local agri-food businesses

Agribusiness

The governments of Ontario and Canada invested over $3.2 million since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to help Ontario agri-food businesses establish or expand their online presence. This investment provided businesses with more opportunities to grow their operations and offer more food choices for families who are shopping at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Community garden plots can now be booked in Tiny

Community Garden

The Township of Tiny is pleased to announce that reservations for garden plots at the Perkinsfield Park Community Garden are now open to residents. Non-resident reservations will open on March 12, 2021 at 12 p.m. Individuals can register for a plot online at tiny.ca/online portal or contact Maggie Off, Community Engagement Coordinator. Tiny’s Community Garden […]