Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network / Réseau agro-alimentarie de l'est ontarien

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National Valley News - Nov 15th 2020Tom 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 Journal Agricom, le 23 octobre 2020 - « 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 ! »

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.

The Review - Sept 3rd, 2020 - 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.

The Review July 3rd, 2020For 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.

AgriNews October 7th, 2020 - 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.