Missing the boat on Local Food

This past week the city of Belleville was host to the Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference. Organized by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food...

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...
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When One Door Closes

The local food community received some disturbing news recently with the announcement that the Two Rivers Food Hub in Smiths Falls was shutting down...
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Lansdowne’s Agricultural Summit

On Friday, December 9, the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands hosted an agricultural summit at the Lansdowne Community Hall. Approximately eighty people...

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...
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Local Agri-Food Tourism – Part Two

In the previous local food article, a recent food tour in the Bay of Quinté area was highlighted. The impact on the writer was...

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,...

Growing farmers

When thinking about agriculture, it’s logical to think about “growing” in terms of crops and livestock. There’s another “growing” concern, and that is the...

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,...

Food hub offers convenient access to local food through year-round online marketplace

A commitment to eating local and supporting the local food economy doesn’t need to end in the winter months, although sourcing those local products...

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