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 […]

Township of Tiny Virtual Farm Crawl Video Series

The Township of Tiny is pleased to kick of Ontario Agriculture Week – October 7 to 13 – with Tiny’s Virtual Farm Crawl Video Series. Tiny and its partners, Bruce Grey Simcoe, The Government of Ontario, Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe and Tourism Simcoe County are excited to recognize and celebrate local agriculture. This […]

Tiny retail store offers big promise for area farmers

Area farmers have another option to get their produce and goods to market starting today. Farm2Door, which began in late April as a predominantly ecommerce company, officially opens a retail outlet just outside of Perkinsfield on Balm Beach Road at 1 p.m. “This is pretty exciting news,” said Farm2Door general manager Bart Nagel. “The opportunity […]

Southern Georgian Bay Farmers’ Markets open June 5 and 7

The Southern Georgian Bay Farmers’ Markets operating in Victoria Harbour on Friday afternoons 3 to 7 p.m. and Midland on Sunday morning, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is opening June 5 and 7, respectively. The Victoria Harbour market is located adjacent to the Tay Public Library and the Midland market is located in the Bay […]

Thank you, Farmers

Where would we be without farmers? The Heart of Georgian Bay is home to over 170 farms, who battle economic and atmospheric conditions every day to fulfill up to 30% of North Simcoe’s needs. This week, “We Live It, You’ll Love It” shows some local love to those who keep us fed and our economies […]