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In This Issue
  • Breakfast from the Farm
  • Ottawa highlights
  • Lindsay - August 28, 2021
  • FFCO hiring Communications Manager
  • Livestock Emergency Training
  • Meet a Silver Member - Ontario Sheep Farmers
Highlights from FFCO's first-ever Breakfast from the Farm

The Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association and Carp Agricultural Society partnered with Farm & Food Care Ontario (FFCO) to host Breakfast from the Farm at the fairgrounds in Carp, Ontario on July 18.

1,000 guests from the surrounding community viewed displays of livestock and farm equipment, meeting and asking questions of socially distanced, local farmers, and a contactless pick-up of a breakfast bag. The breakfast bag featured all the ingredients needed to make a delicious, all-Ontario breakfast at home, including pancake mix, milk, maple syrup, dozen eggs, pork patties, mushrooms, greenhouse tomatoes and more. Bags also included resources like The Real Dirt on Farming.
Breakfast in a Bag
FFCO chair, Bonnie den Haan, places a breakfast bag in the vehicle of an attendee.
Following the event, participants were encouraged to participate in farm trivia and a survey about their experience, where 94% of respondents indicated that they would attend a Breakfast on the Farm event hosted by FFCO again.

Helping host was 40 farmer volunteers. Farm & Food Care Ontario would like to thank the volunteers (some of whom travelled long distances to help), our partner organizations, and all of our event sponsors, which can be viewed here.
Breakfast from the Farm volunteers
Breakfast from the Farm - Lindsay

August 28, 2021

Following the success of July's Breakfast from the Farm in Carp, ON, FFCO is proud to partner with the Lindsay Agricultural Society and a group of local volunteers to host a similar event on August 28.

For more information, please visit www.FarmFoodCareON.org/breakfast-from-the-farm/
Join the Farm & Food Care Ontario team!

Farm & Food Care Ontario invites applications for the full-time, permanent role of Communications Manager, to begin in September 2021. The Communications Manager will take the lead on all communications activities, leading a small but dynamic team to plan and execute all outreach activities including projects, social media, websites and event planning and coordination. 
Livestock Emergency Training

FFCO recently held a virtual training session on July 22 for first responders and livestock sector personal across the province.

These workshops help prepare first responders for livestock emergencies that they may encounter, including where to find physical resources like gates and trailers, and how to cut a damaged trailer and safely extricate animals.
These workshops will continue to be offered in the fall in an online format.

For more information, contact bruce@farmfoodcare.org or visit www.FarmFoodCareoON.org/emergency-training/
Meet a Silver Member: Ontario Sheep Farmers

“Since Farm & Food Care Ontario’s (FFCO) inception in 2012, Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF) has been a proud supporter and member. We value FFCO’s innovative initiatives that deliver credible information on farming and local food to non-farmers across the province. With a deep understanding and appreciation of the value of collaboration, FFCO also engages with the agricultural community on projects, training and resource development that helps build strong cross-sectoral relationships and synergies. Being an active member of FFCO means that the OSF is ensuring that the sheep industry and livestock agriculture are part of the story about where our food comes from.” 

Marc Carere - Chair Ontario Sheep Farmers.