News/Events - April 2017

We’d love to hear from you! If you’ve got a question, comment, or suggestion for future events or programming that you’d be interested in, please let us know!

Email us at info@farmsatwork.ca or use the contact form below:

Let's do Business! Local Food Networking Event

Last Call To Register: Deadline Monday April 17 at midnight!

"Business-to-business" local food networking event for local producers, processors, restaurants, caterers, retail stores and institutions looking to make business connections.

Join host organization Farms at Work at Towns & Leahy Mercantile and Deli in Douro. Our thanks to the new owners, Bernard and Lise Leahy & family, Nancy Towns and Mark Towns, for providing the venue for this event!

Together we can expand our local/regional food production network, create economic opportunities, support innovation and get local food on local plates!

You must register by the deadline to take advantage of our "matchaker" service! We will be pairing businesses for targeted speed-meetings, saving you time and ensuring you talk to the people who want to talk to you.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/east-central-local-food-networking-event-tickets-33130977646

Big Step Forward in Support for New Farmers!

Farms at Work is extremely pleased that the federal Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agrifood has recently released its Report, and has included a specific recommendation for support for new farmers in the next Agricultural Policy Framework:

"Recommendation 18: The Committee recommends that the Government work with stakeholders to support the next generation of farmers by improving farm start-up conditions, succession planning and the transfer of knowledge to help young farmers and beginning farmers start their business." Read the full Standing Committee Report here

Farms at Work, along with other organizations across the country, worked hard last fall to prepare a consensus brief that was presented to the federal government in order to inform and recommend on this initiative. See our joint brief here

We are working for the future of farming every day!

East Central Local Food Networking Event!

This "business-to-business" local food networking event is for local producers, processors, restaurants, caterers, retail stores and institutions looking to make business connections.

Join Farms at Work at the newly refurbished Towns & Leahy Mercantile and Deli in Douro. Our thanks to the new owners Bernard and Lise Leahy & family, Nancy Towns and Mark Towns for providing the venue for this event!

Together we can expand our local/regional food production network, create economic opportunities, support innovation and get local food on local plates!

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is limited, so don't wait!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/east-central-local-food-networking-event-tic...