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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...

Seeking Local Food Month Project Manager

 
Farms at Work and Transition Town Peterborough have partnered since 2015 in bringing Local Food Month to Peterborough during the month of September. Our goal has been to build connections between consumers and local farmers, improving food literacy and achieving community economic development for the benefit of the urban and rural community. Details of past years’ events may be found at http://www.localfoodmonthptbo.ca and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/localfoodmonthptboc

For the 2017 season, we have received funding to hire a Local Food Month Project Manager who will have overall management and co-ordination responsibility for Local Food Month, but with a special emphasis on fundraising, marketing and promotion.

 

We are Hiring!

Are you our future part-time Stewardship Coordinator? The Stewardship Coordinator will be responsible for providing support for the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative (ECFSC), and also for some of Farms at Work’s own farm stewardship initiatives. If so, you will work independently, and as part of a team, to achieve the primary objective of improving environmental outcomes on farmland in the region, keeping water clean, farmland healthy and growing ecological diversity on farms.