Drumlin Farm: Heritage Taste

By Mary E. Wales- Over the past 15 years, Gerry and Sue Stephenson have gradually expanded their farm to include a CSA, retail sales, an on-farm market and sales at the Guelph Farmers’ Market. The farm is located 3km outside of...

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Week of April 15th

Presentation and discussion at a Mississauga highschool following a viewing of Food Inc. Project development for upcoming grant applications OCO Board member Jenn Pfenning attended the Presidents’ Council meeting and presented on...

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Week of April 22nd

First meeting with the new Board of Directors Farm, Food, Fish and Finance Forum promotion and planning Membership drive planning for industry Attended the Good Food ideas videos launch at Queen’s Park with Minister Wynne and PC...

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Transforming Crop Nutrition one Farm at a Time

By Mary E. Wales-  At Agriculture Solutions Inc., Dave de Vries and his team believe in success - one farm at a time. The Elora-based company helps farmers develop production plans catered to their location, crops, available soil...

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Green Living Show 2013

  OCO partnered with Green Living to create an Organic Expo within the Green Living Show! The 2013 Green Living Show took place on April 12, 13, & 14th, 2013. OCO had a booth all weekend where we engaged in hundreds of...

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The Changing Face Of Canadian Agriculture

The following article was put together by David Cohlmeyer. David is a Sustainable Good Foods Consultant who assists many types of farmers and distributors to build their brand to fill market niches, to calculate full costs of...

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Week of April 1st

Developed support and partnerships for New Directions Grant application and met with OMAF to discuss specifics of the climate change policy/ Best Management Practices or BMPs project Staff worked collaboratively to gather source material...

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Week of April 8th

Participated in the April 9th Day of Action to Stop GM alfalfa in Guelph, Toronto and Ottawa. OCO spoke at the Guelph rally with over 250 people in attendance. Met with Liberal MP for Guelph Frank Valeriote to hand in over 1100...

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YMCA Eco Fair

The Organic Council of Ontario was at the YMCA’s Eco Fair in Brampton Sat April 20 from 10am - 2pm. There was an exhibition of Eco-friendly businesses and organizations. OCO had an information table to engage people in organics and...

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Canada's organic market now worth $3.7 billion

Growth driven by broad-scale support of organic foods Contact: Shauna MacKinnon, Projects and Development Manager, Canada Organic Trade Association April 12, 2013 (Ottawa)  - Canada’s organic market grew to $3.7 billion in...

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GM Alfalfa: A Tortoise in the Race

Guelph, ON, April 10th, 2013-  Almost 40 Action Days took place across Canada yesterday withsupporters calling for a moratorium or complete halt on the approval of GM alfalfa. In Ontario action days took place in Guelph, Toronto,...

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High Organic Food Prices and GM Safety an Issue among Canadians

Guelph, ON by Mary E. Wales — A recent study undertaken by Farmers Feed Cities (FFC) shows that organic foods are popular among consumers. Almost all of the respondents, or 97%, concur that food is important to them, and the study...

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