Posts Tagged ‘farmers’

It’s About More Than Just Restaurants


At Fiesta Farms, we value this city’s food scene, and as independent owners ourselves, we stand behind our fellow food business owners who are suffering during the crisis. We put together this post to help everyone understand how the loss of restaurants will not only affect our dining options, but a great many other things; from food supply to real estate, and what each of us can do to help.  Continue »

The Royal Winter Fair Starts Today

Piled squash with labels, just a peek at the food bounty at the Royal.

Piled squash with labels, just a peek at the food bounty at the Royal.

Today is the first day of the Royal Winter Fair, showing off Canada’s agricultural excellence. It’s more than just a horse competition, (although the horses are fantastic) this year the focus is on food, For the Love of Food, especially of the local variety, with lots of activities for kids and adults alike. It’s a perfect family destination for its 10 day run. For kids, there is the petting zoo, a playground (and rest area for parents) called Ag-tivity Central, and a really cool looking interactive exhibit called the aMAZEing Food Journey, showing how food travels from farm to table, with gigantic hanging vegetables at the entrance.

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Ontario’s Local Food Act

(collated from assorted press releases)

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty was at the annual Premier’s Summit on Agri-Food Innovation earlier this month to announce Ontario is moving forward with the introduction of a Local Food Act that, if passed, would promote food grown and made in Ontario, and develop goals and targets around the production, processing, distribution, sales and marketing of Ontario food. Continue »


If you care about local food, farmers and a little bird called the bobolink you might want to make plans to hit the road on October 16th and head to Diane and Bill French’s Honeywood-area farm for Foodstock. Michael Stadtlander has put out a call to arms and he hopes to get 20,000 people to show up. Continue »