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

Regional News

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April 26, 2021 - Local First! - CJRO Radio interviews Tom Manley about the Local Food Portal
April 19, 2021 - The Review - Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network launches local food portal

April 21, 2021 - Nation Valley News - Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network launches e-commerce platform; debuts May 1

21 avril 2021 - Le Droit - Des aliments locaux de l’Est ontarien en un seul endroit

April 23, 2021 - Cornwall Seaway News - New food portal for regional growers.

January 30, 2021 - Standard Freeholder - Iroquois-area creamery goes back to basics.

January 16 2021 - Standard Freeholder - The EOAN presented a proposal to the City of Cornwall for annual core funding. The Council referred the proposal to staff for analysis and further consideration in budget deliberations in February.

January 11 2021 - The Review reported that the Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network (EOAN) is seeking more financial support to help it fulfill its mandate and expand.

December 21 2020 - Standard Freeholder - The EOAN presented a proposal to the United Counties of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry for annual core funding. The Council referred the proposal to staff for analysis and further consideration in budget deliberations in February.

November 24 2020 - The Review reported that the expansion and the promotion of local producers are the key priorities for the Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network

November 15 2020 - National Valley News reported that Tom Manley has reinvented himself once again, this time as Executive Director of the Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network, a non-profit dedicated to development and expansion of the regional sector.

Le 23 octobre 2020 - Le Journal Agricom - « C’est l’une de ces années où l’on a à la fois qualité et quantité, affirme Paul Doran, propriétaire du Verger des Pins à Bourget. C’était une énorme récolte ! »

October 7 2020 - AgriNews - Raising pigs on a small scale can be rewarding for those who enjoy animal husbandry and having home-raised meat in the freezer. Before starting with your own pigs, there are a few considerations that will make your efforts simpler. 

Sept 3 2020 - The Review reported that, in the spring of 2020, the UCPR announced that it was proceeding with developing a $36 million slaughterhouse that would allow local livestock to be processed for the regional and national consumer market.  Now, the Municipality of Casselman and La Nation Municipality have each submitted proposals to the UCPR to become home to the new facility, which will be 51 per cent owned by the counties and the rest of the ownership composed of private partners.

July 3 2020 - The Review - For many local farmers and shoppers, the weekly farmers market is part of the routine.  COVID-19 temporarily put an end to that, but everything from parsley to pork chops is being sold again at local markets.

In 2019, the Food and Agriculture Advisory Council of SDG, Cornwall, and Akwesasne published their findings and report to lays the groundwork for developing better support to local farm and food businesses, addressing gaps along the agri-food value chain, and promoting food literacy and culinary tourism across the region.