News & Events

Farms at Work is hiring!

Farms at Work is looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing individual to fill our Agricultural Program Coordinator position.

  • Anticipated start date: June (ASAP) – December 2018.
  • Application deadline: Tuesday May 22nd at 5 pm  
  • Location: Peterborough, Ontario
  • Salary: $16.00/hr for 30 hours a week

See attached job description for more details !

Local Food Business Networking Event!

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Local Food Business Networking Event- April 10th in Whitby!

Join Farms at Work and The Rhizome Institute for a "business-to-business" local food networking event for local producers, processors, restaurants, caterers, retail stores, and institutions looking to make business connections in the Eastern GTA/Durham Region!

Tickets are $30 and include refreshments and a 3 course lunch of Ontario-local foods provided by Bistro '67 !

Registration is limited, and pre-registration is required.

***REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS SATURDAY APRIL 7TH AT 2PM!***

Click the link below for more details!
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/local-food-business-networking-event-tickets-42801623809

 

UPCOMING SOIL WORKSHOP SERIES MARCH 21ST & 22ND!

SAVE THE DATE! – Upcoming Soils Workshop Series – March 21st & 22nd!

The East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative is hosting two engaging and informative workshops in March.

  • Mike Buis: keynote speaker on integrating pasturing of cover crops into a cash crop system
  • Learn about the Ontario Soil Network!
  • Bring your soil test results – plan your nutrient requirements for 2018!
  • Bring your laptop – learn how to develop a multi-layered map of your farm!
  • Farmer panel

Event Dates:
March 21st – Woodville
March 22nd – Alderville
For more information and to register click HERE

Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation!

 Farms at Work, with funding support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, is researching the feasibility of creating supports for new farm entrepreneurs in accessing farm-based programs and education in east central Ontario. 

Click here to read the full press release.

Local Food Business 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.

  • farmers - showcase your product to 20-30 buyers from eastern GTA & Durham region. You will be matched up with buyers for targeted “speed-meetings”.

  • buyers - meet farmers in east central Ontario that are selling what what you need in targeted mini-meetings

  • learn about 20 new & emerging crops

  • enjoy a 3 course lunch at Bistro'67

This event is a partnership between the Rhizome Institute and Farms at Work, with funding support from the Greenbelt Foundation.

It is one of a series of three Trade Fare events offered by the Rhizome Institute in different regions. The final event will be held in Toronto during the Restaurant Canada Show.

 

Registration is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register HERE
** Optional ** 
Sellers bring business cards, promotional flyers or samples if desired!