Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network / Réseau agroalimentaire de l'Est ontarien

Agri-Food Sector Development

As the regional agri-food network and food policy council, the EOAN invests efforts and resources to lead and develop the many parts of the agri-food sector, including collaborations with other partners.

Besides the multiple marketing and capacity building programs, the EOAN collaborates with other community organizations to achieve shared goals.

The EOAN sponsored these community programs and organizations:

The EOAN sponsored these independent on-farm local food festivals in 2021:

The EOAN undertook a new and bold step in sector development through partnerships. In response to a request from a community partner in 2021, the EOAN become a co-producer of the< Cornwall Waterfront Farmers' Market along with Kozroots Community Empowerment Projects.

In the field of regional agri-tourism:

  • The EOAN provides local representation from Eastern Ontario in the Canamex agri-tourism circuit covering eastern Ontario, western and southern Québec, Northern New York and Northern Vermont.
  • The EOAN is joining the next world congress on agritourism in Burlington Vermont on Aug 30 to Sep 1 2022, and will host pre and post conference tours of delegates through Eastern Ontario.
  • The EOAN took the lead with support from the municipal tourism offices on the region to produce "Sample the East", which is a series of curated one- and two-day trips for visitors to discover agritourism assets in eastern Ontario.