Rural summit 2.0

by Deron Johnston Since the Rural Summit took place this past April 7, there have been many people asking when the next one will be....

Local food – education

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

Local food – cost versus value

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

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...

A call to farms

by Woody Armour The price of food items is rising faster than the inflation rate, as many have noticed. In addition, the actions of this...

Major organic foods initiative by local business

As reported in a previous issue, Beking’s Poultry Farm, a third-generation family run egg farm in Oxford Station, is opening a new organic barn...

New Guide launched to help Ontario Food Start-Ups

The Agri-Food Management Institute (AMI) launched 'The Food Entrepreneur’s Journey’ today, to help budding food manufacturers with practical step-by-step advice on how to build...

Why A Rural Summit?

A lot of people have asked me why I’m so passionate about the Rural Summit (www.ruralsummit.ca). As Chair of the Organizing Committee ([email protected]), I’m...

Is social enterprise the key to the future of local food?

by Deron Johnston Recently, at the Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference in November, there was one breakout session that was of particular interest to this...
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Why Food Tourism?

by Deron Johnston The Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) was hosted in Cornwall this past September by the Ontario East Economic Development Commission. Naturally, the...

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