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In This Issue
  • Breakfast from the Farm
  • Highlights from the Lindsay event
  • London event - October 2, 2021
  • FFCO welcomes new Special Events Manager & Co-op student
  • FFCO's Gala in a Box - November 13, 2021
  • Pre-order your Christmas Cards today!
  • FFCO Festive Photo Contest
  • Meet a Silver Member - Heartland Farm Mutual
Highlights from FFCO's second Breakfast from the Farm

The Lindsay Agricultural Society and Lindsay Exhibition partnered with Farm & Food Care Ontario (FFCO) to host Breakfast from the Farm at the fairgrounds in Lindsay, Ontario on August 28.

1,200 guests in 350 cars viewed displays of livestock and farm equipment, meeting and asking questions of socially distanced, local farmers, and receiving 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, eggs, mushrooms, onions, cheese, beef jerky, butter, and more. Bags also included resources like The Real Dirt on Farming.
Dairy farmer volunteer Don Gordon assists with Breakfast in a Bag pick-up
Breakfast from the Farm attendees had the chance to ask farmers questions throughout the drive-through.
Following the event, participants were encouraged to participate in farm trivia and a survey about their experience, where most 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, our partner organizations, and all of our event sponsors, which can be viewed here.

Lindsay Breakfast from the Farm volunteers
Breakfast from the Farm - London

October 2, 2021

Following the success of the July and August Breakfast from the Farm events, FFCO is proud to partner with the Western Fair District and a group of local volunteers to host a similar event on October 2nd.

Volunteer registration is now available here!

This event is made possible by sponsors and partners who believe in the value
of investing in their local community, and support these local initiatives.
Demonstrate your support of food and farming in your local community and
be recognized in our digital and on-site marketing alongside FFCO and Western Fair District

For more information, please visit www.FarmFoodCareON.org/breakfast-from-the-farm/
FFCO Welcomes Special Events Manager & Co-op Student

Farm & Food Care Ontario welcomes Tammy Oswick and Alex Szczepanski.

Tammy will take on the role of Special Events Manager and be responsible for planning and organizing events and meetings for the organization. Working in the past with 4-H Ontario, 4-H Canada and Holstein Canada, Tammy has ample experience in project and event management and is fluently bilingual. FFCO is looking forward to the exciting projects Tammy will take a lead on.

FFCO also welcomes Marketing Assistant, Alex Szczepanski. Alex is attending the University of Guelph and completing a degree in business and marketing management. He will be working alongside the communications team for the fall co-op placement.
FFCO welcomes Special Events Manager, Tammy Oswick
FFCO welcomes Marketing Assistant, Alex Szczepanski
Gala-in-a-Box: SAVE THE DATE! 

On Saturday, November 13th, Farm & Food Care Ontario and hundreds of our closest friends will gather over Zoom for another year of virtual Gala celebrations in our second Gala-in-a-Box! 

Boxes will be shipped in the weeks leading up to the event and registration will launch September 20th. Let us know early you’re planning to be there and reserve your spot by pre-registering at the link below.

Sponsorship and partnership opportunities are still available. Contact alicia@farmfoodcare.org to learn more
Mair family cooking along with guests in 2020
Pre-order your Christmas Cards today

The holiday season is coming and Farm & Food Care Ontario is here to help you celebrate! 

Demonstrate your support of public trust and honor the impact your employees and stakeholders made this year in support of Ontario agriculture. Donate to support Farm & Food Care’s mission of building public trust and receive a set of personalized and co-branded digital or physical holiday cards to send to your stakeholders this holiday season! 

Sign up and donate $500+ for the chance to co-brand and personalize a digital holiday card to send by email to your stakeholders.

Sign up and donate $1000+ (plus the cost of printing) for the chance to co-brand and personalize a printed holiday card to send by mail to your stakeholders.  

Cards will be ready as early as November 1st – if you are interested in learning more or signing up please contact alicia@farmfoodcare.org.

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FFCO Festive Photo Contest

Between September 25th – October 25th Farm & Food Care Ontario will be hosting a festive food and farming holiday photo contest.

Submissions will be accepted to: contests@farmfoodcare.org and the three winning submissions will be awarded one free ticket to Farm & Food Care’s virtual Gala-in-a-Box celebration and a printed canvas featuring their winning photo (a $250 value!). 

Winning photos will be featured in our holiday card campaign! 
                                                                 
Watch your email or FFCO's Twitter and Facebook feeds for photo contest details and invite your teams to participate by promoting the opportunity to win! 
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Meet a Silver Member: Heartland Farm Mutual

Heartland was established in 2016 as a result of the amalgamation between North Waterloo Farmers Mutual Insurance Company (established 1874) and Oxford Mutual Insurance Company (established 1878), and just this year amalgamated with the Kings Mutual Insurance Company of Berwick, Nova Scotia. Heartland offers home, farm, automobile, and business insurance through brokers and agents in Ontario and Nova Scotia. Heartland is the second-largest insurer in the group of companies known as farm mutuals in the Province of Ontario.

With so much of Heartland’s history founded in the rural and agricultural sector, it seemed a natural fit to partner with Farm & Food Care Ontario. The advocacy and education that Farm & Food Care provides for farmers and the general public, fits very well with Heartland’s commitment to the agriculture industry. The unique services that Farm & Food Care provides, such as training for first responders on how to better understand incidents that may involve livestock in transit, is just one example of many.

We are very pleased to support Food & Farm Care Ontario, and are excited to support the creative and important ways they are contributing to our agricultural industry! 

Jason Ouellette ,Business Development & Marketing Analyst
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