May 2019
Food & Farming across the Golden Horseshoe
Catering success with fine foods at Gourmandissimo
Gourmandissimo , located in Caledon East, is a celebrated fine foods and catering shop, born from the marriage between an esteemed French chef and an award-winning pasty chef from Italy.

The Town of Caledon recently highlighted the successful business - read the story here !
Greenbelt Farmers Sustaining Soil Health
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation have released a comprehensive report on the importance of soil health,  Greenbelt Farmers: Sustaining Soil Health , showcasing 14 different farmers across the Greenbelt who are protecting and improving our soils through a variety of practices — affirming that farmers truly are Stewards of the land.

We encourage you to check out the report .
Reflecting on Nourish's Food for Health Symposium
Representatives of our Serving Up Local project, Soni Craik Christie and Stephanie Crocker, attended the Nourish Food for Health Symposium earlier this month to share the newly launched and extended second phase of our Serving Up Local project! Soni and Stephanie then provided us with a great blog post here reflecting on the Symposium and its core themes.
Fair Finance Fund open for business
Following a successful pilot phase, the Fair Finance Fund  is now fully operational and accepting applications from entrepreneurs across the food system who are looking to create social, environmental and economic benefits! Learn more about the innovative fund here .
Are you thinking about exporting your business’s product into international markets? The Niagara Foreign Trade Zone is hosting a series of upcoming seminars to help connect exporters & manufacturers with the right information to do so wisely and successfully, including relevant federal/provincial programs.
Ripple Farms Inc. is hosting a Vertical Farming Bootcamp this Saturday, June 1, which will focus on the science of growing plants in controlled environments and how operational and design efficiency of aquaponics and hydroponics systems can be maximized for production and profitability. Learn more .
Happy Local Food Week!
Another Local Food Week is upon us, taking place this year June 3rd-9th ! Share how you'll celebrate with the #loveONTfood hashtag, and find local food and farmers' markets near you with these guides and farm-fresh maps !
Get in touch if you have any upcoming events to share, news or story ideas for future newsletters!