Agriculture Matters – a Guide for Municipal Councillors and Staff


Published by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, this Guide provides an overview of issues affecting farmers today and identifies opportunities for local communities to support this untapped, and sometimes undervalued, economic sector. OFA’s 51 county and regional federations offer strong, grassroots leadership, and should be your first point of contact when addressing municipal issues affecting […]

Farmers, restaurateurs working to turn north Simcoe into culinary destination

Farm2Door, a collaboration of north Simcoe farmers and producers, is launching a wholesale service in order to better connect local growers with local restaurants. The new service is an expansion of the online food-delivery service and retail store created by Evain Maurice of BelleRoots Farms and Bart Nagel of Bulbs of Fire Garlic. Currently, residents […]

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


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

Government of Ontario

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, […]