EOLFC – de-colonizing the food system

This year’s Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference was held this past weekend at the University of Ottawa. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food...

NutriSTEP®: Nutrition screening for the whole family

Submitted by: Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health UnitNutriSTEP® is a quick and easy questionnaire that looks at a preschooler or a toddler’s eating,...

Local family offers ethically-raised chickens

A Kemptville family is one of few in the area who are offering ethically-raised, genuinely free range chickens to the public.Bart and Maureen Millson...

Tips for packing a healthy school lunch

Submitted by Dana Hawthorne, RD and Danielle Labonte RD, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health UnitChildren spend about 40% of their waking hours at school,...

Local food – Municipal procurement bylaw

Many people agree that supporting local food is a really good idea. People feel good about supporting farmers, their neighbours, and local businesses. It...

Local food – cost versus value

A couple of months ago, the North Grenville Times conducted an online survey on local food. We shared the results from the survey, and...

Local food – education

One theme that was established through the results of our recent local food survey at www.ngtimes.ca is that there is an education deficit about...

Alternative Farming – Linking Agriculture, the Environment and Health

Abigail Conrad at the American University in Washington, DC states the following on her article published in The Guardian:“Small-scale farmers produce food for 70%...

Alternative farming

When someone talks about farming, certain visuals usually come to mind. The first one might be of a herd of dairy cows grazing in...

Selling Food to Ontario workshop at Two Rivers

Farmers and small food processors are invited to the Two Rivers Food Hub on March 8 to learn how to access buyers for their...

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