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

Upcoming Events

In-Person Meetings are Back!

The EOAN is pleased to re-launch in person meetings of members, food-business operators, and stakeholders to learn, network, and socialize. COVID and staffing resources blocked us in 2020 and 2021, but 2022 is different.

Each meeting consists of a farm or business tour and presentation, a discussion around a popular EOAN subject, food and drink, and networking and socializing. COVID safety precautions will apply. 

We thank the following members for hosting us recently:

  • La Cabane des gars, Fournier ON, for the tour of their maple syrup operation and hosting the Annual General Meeting of the EOAN, on March 24th.
  • Pitt Street Garden, Cornwall ON, Tuesday April 26th, where we learned about urban micro farming, marketing, and food distribution.
  • Cornerstone Organics, Long Sault ON, Tuesday May 24th, where we learned about aquaponic production, market gardening, and food distribution.
  • Les Fruits du Poirier, St-Eugène ON, Saturday June 18th, for a beautiful diversified berry and fruit farm, and the grand opening of the store on the farm.
  • Smirlholm Farms Honey, Morewood ON, Thursday July 28th, where we learned about bees, honey and enjoyed a beautiful walk through sunflowers and stunning wildflower plots.
  • Ferme Butte et Bine, Williamstown, ON, Tuesday September 13th, where we got a tour of their farm and a taste of it and their bakery. 

Our next meeting...

Join us on Thursday November 3rd from 5pm to 7pm at Collège La Cité, in Ottawa, for a first look at their newly renovated restaurant, Les Jardins de La Cité

Under the supervision of a team of seasoned chef-teachers, students from the hospitality programs offer dishes prepared and served with care and creativity while highlighting local products. The Office of Applied Research and Innovation will also discuss how their programs support EOAN members!


The following gatherings are scheduled for 2022:

  • Tom's Pantry, Alexandria, ON, Tuesday December 13th, 5-7pm, for Christmas cheer and Networking. 

We continue to work on the meeting schedule for the New Year. Please offer your business as a rendez-vous for learning, sharing, and networking.

Join us in the countryside for many other interesting events.

Paperboat Farms is a family run garlic farm established in 2017 by Evodie and Jonathan Smith. Its mission is to provide the community with the highest quality of fresh, local and organically grown garlic. The Farm to Table Garlic Palooza is on July 9 2022, starting at 5:30. Come to the farm and enjoy a garlic-centric 7-course meal right in the garlic field made with local meats, and vegetables. Each course will be paired with local wine, beer, and spirits. They are working on some amazing partnerships with local brewers and distilleries.

Smirlholm Farms is inviting you to Soak up the Sunflowers and Be Amazed.

This is a one-week educational and family fun event from Friday July 29th to Sunday August 7th. The fundraising event is in support of the Winchester and District Memorial Hospital Foundation's Cancer Care Fund.

Join the Smirle family for educational displays on beekeeping and wild flower species, an observation hive, tractor rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more. Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the gate.

Fiat Farm in Russell, presents the FIAT FARM HARVEST CELEBRATION 2022. We were made for relationship, and it is within relationship that we thrive. That's why we love hosting community farm experiences and workshops!

Our hope is to connect people more closely to creation and to one another. By inviting other people and businesses to collaborate with us on these events, we showcase the great talent and creativity found within our community. Come experience the abundance!

Springfield Farm is pleased to announce that Field & Feast will return this summer on Saturday, September 10th 2022 at 18709 County Road 25 in Apple Hill. Springfield Farm offers a unique culinary farming destination in the South Glengarry/SDG Region. By showcasing its century old barn buildings, picturesque family farm, Heritage Organic Market Garden produce, maple syrup, honey, visitors will come to anticipate and return to Springfield Farm knowing they are welcome and part of a community.

The Eastern Ontario Garlic Market is back for its 8th edition on Sept 17th at Lamoureux Park in Cornwall. Kozroots Community Empowerment Projects and the Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network invite Garlic Growers, Farmers, Artisans, Chefs & Food Artisans, Wineries, Breweries, Distillery and Cideries, along with Artists, Buskers, and Community Organizations to mark their calendars to participate in the 8th Annual The Eastern Ontario Garlic Market on September 17th, 2022. Vendor registration will open on June 26th.

The EOAN is a proud partner of Apples & Art Studio Tour in Cornwall and SDG. The 31st edition will happen on Sep 24 and 25 2022 from 10am to 4pm. We encourage you to take the opportunity to discover beautiful art showcasing local artists. During your tour, remember to visit the EOAN members that will be participating in the Apples & Art Studio Tour: Ferme Butte et Bine in Williamstown, Cedar Barn Homestead in Avonmore, The Spicy Pearl in Cornwall, Jane Macmillan in Cornwall, and Cornerstone Organics in Long Sault.

Live Entertainment at Stone Crop Acres Vineyard and Winery in Morrisburg. Enjoy a very exciting year of live entertainment working with Harmony Concerts, plus food and drink available at the winery. A different concert on most weekends. For information and tickets: https://www.stonecropacres.ca/calendar-of-events.

Visit our list of upcoming training events