June 2019
Food & Farming across the Golden Horseshoe
Cheers to Ontario Craft Cider Month!
The Ontario Craft Cider Association has deemed this June our first-ever Cider Month , a time to celebrate and highlight the quality and diversity of Ontario ciders. To mark the occasion, we reached out to Pommies Cider Co. in Caledon.

"The reality is, when we tell people we are made from 100% Ontario apples, it's not just a marketing hook, it's actually a competitive advantage," owner Nick Sutcliffe tells us. "We have the best apples in the world for making cider and Ontario Ciders are unique in their crisp and refreshing finishes.”

Panel explores impact of Food and Innovation
Exciting things are happening in the way food is grown, sourced, distributed, processed, cooked and served⁠ — which was the topic of conversation earlier this month at Nuvo Network‘s talk on Food & Innovation.

The evening offered a taste of what the Halton and Hamilton area are serving up in terms of food & innovation, with interactive displays, tastings, and a lively panel and Q&A. Read more on our blog .
Niagara Cannabis Grads in High Demand
Niagara College's commercial cannabis production program, the first of its kind in Canada, has its first graduation ceremony this month for the program's first group of students -- and every single grad has a job.

A Niagara College professor has shared, “Many ended up working where they did their co-op placements, but there is so much demand they have the choice of where to go.”

Read more from Niagara Now here .
Looking for some podcasts related to food? Check out this series, Podcasts for foodies , from CBC Radio. There you'll find six podcasts that explore a wide range of interesting topics surrounding all things food and food culture.
Check out these Durham Region farms highlighted on the York-Durham-Headwaters agri-tourism website! Among them is Dare 2 Dream Farm, who recently won the startup pitch competition at SIAL Canada for their local honey vinegar.
Agriculture & Economic Development
Norfolk County Council approved a new Economic Development Strategy earlier this month, with agriculture aptly recognized as a strong economic driver.

“Agriculture is important to the economic development strategy, because food production, farming and agriculture is Norfolk County’s second largest industry sector after manufacturing, in terms of export
values,” Clark Hoskin tells us, Norfolk County’s Director of Tourism and Economic Development.

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