September 2018 

Aimee Alabaster wanted visitors at her farm in Caledon to be able to enjoy a longer, more in-depth experience, so she came up with a new addition for their family farm this year: Glamping (glamorous camping).

We talked with Aimee about her inventive thinking for the new addition, as well as other educational workshops and experiences offered on the farm. Aimee also touched on her family's journey moving from city life to farm life in a few short years.  Read more on our blog.

On Sept. 20th, the  37th Annual Halton Farm & Food Tour  set out to explore the four corners of Halton, showcasing the great diversity and impact of agricultural operations that are part of the fabric of Halton Region.

Thank you once again to the Halton Agricultural Advisory Committee for putting together another wonderful and educational tour! 

To read more and see some photos of the diverse businesses on this year's tour, check out our blog post here.

The McCann family,  and the community that rallied behind them, were relieved and overjoyed to  hear earlier this month that the Halton Catholic District School Board withdrew their plans to expropriate a portion of  the family farm's 200 acres in Milton

A n online petition, which received  over 37,000 signatures, grabbed the attention of the school board trustees.  Read more.

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture's Proud to Farm Photo Contest is open for online voting! Check out the photos and vote for your favourite from the top 9 entries by October 1.

The grand prize winner of the Farmers Choice Award will be announced at OFA's 2018 Annual General Meeting in November.
It's apple-picking season across the Golden Horseshoe!

Fall is a superb time to visit your local farms and indulge in all the fresh local bounty Ontario has to offer. 

Check out the tool to quickly find PYO apple orchards and other farms near you!
Janet Horner, Executive Director,
Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance