Local Agri-food Expo survey results

The North Grenville Times recently conducted a survey intended to seek input from residents on the types of topics that they would like to...

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

Recently, at the Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference in November, there was one breakout session that was of particular interest to this writer. It...

AMI Agri-food Workshop

On December 6, the North Grenville Municipal Centre was the site of a special agri-food workshop hosted by the Agri-food Management Institute. When asked,...

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 Unit NutriSTEP® 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 Unit Children 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...

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