The Healthy Butcher: Supplying Quality Organic Meats through Tradition

By Mary E. Wales- The Healthy Butcher first opened its doors in 2005 on Queen Street West in downtown Toronto. Run by foodie husband and wife team Tara Longo and Mario Fiorucci, the business has grown to include additional stores on...

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Week of March 18th

Meeting with Sustain Ontario group for Farm and Food Finance Forum event planning Prepared for and hosted OCO’s Annual General Meeting featuring a presentation and conversation with the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food, Deb...

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Organic Farmers Hunt for Cash Crop Farmers

by Owen Roberts Published by FFC Express on March 8th, 2013 Organic food consumption is increasing everywhere, but organic production is not keeping pace. That means producers and processors are missing out on a profitable niche, and...

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Week of February 25th

Ag Investing Conference, Ottawa Canadian Federation of Agriculture AGM, Ottawa Meeting with CBAN to discuss RR Alfalfa Campaign and GE Apple Strategy Met with Ottawa-based intern Anne Marie Dafaur Attended Jeff Rubin/ David Suzuki...

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Week of March 11th

Orientation for OCO’s 4 new interns through the Job Creation Program OCO’s Jodi Koberinski confirmed as the keynote speaker  at the Green Living Show and the CSNN Conference Sustain Ontario Advisory Group meetings Met with...

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Week of March 4th

Participated in webinar with UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food in Canada’s Presentation on his findings at University of Guelph Ongoing development of our New Directions research proposal led by Board member John...

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Limestone Organic Creamery: Growing Strong

-Guelph, ON -by Mary E. Wales Limestone Organic Creamery is adding a new twist to tradition. It opened its doors just last year near Kingston, Ontario. The family run operation is located on 200 acres and is owned and operated by...

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The New Farm: Going Above and Beyond

By Mary E. Wales- Nestled near the scenic town of Creemore, Ontario, on the crest of the Niagara Escarpment, the New Farm is a family run certified organic farm specializing in the production of quality heirloom vegetables and...

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Baba Link Farm: Linking History with Novelty

By Mary E. Wales- Patricia Kozowyk and her husband Ernst von der Kall have been farming 10 acres of her parents’ farm since 2002. Her parents purchased the farm, which is in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1954. Together they ran a beef and...

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Week of February 18th

Continued CAAP research on import replacement Meeting with Matt Holmes of COTA to explore a national Growing Forward project to promote domestic consumption of organic food Conference calls with the Farm and Food Finance team, Bring Food...

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Young Farmers CRAFT a New Future for Food

-February 25th, 2013 -By Martina Schaefer and Nicola Inglefield Have you ever found yourself wondering what to do about climate change? Pondering how to preserve the environment? Do you want to do something you know will have a...

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Organic Consumer Conference Welcomes Professor Eric Seralini

-Toronto, ON, February 20th, 2013 On Saturday, February 16th, Canadian Organic Growers, or COG, hosted its annual Organic Consumer Conference along with the Big Carrot in Toronto. The event brought together consumers, organic farmers...

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