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Goat Dairy Focus Groups

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the County of Frontenac and OMAFRA, coordinated information sessions on the Goat Dairy Industry on March 23 this year.  The sessions were well attended and provided an opportunity for the community to learn about the Feihe project in Kingston and to discuss the complexity of the goat dairy industry.

Holistic Management for Family Farms; Making Better Decisions

Course offered in November, 2017.
Participants who are interested could apply for GF2 cost share until June 1.
Holistic Management for Family Farms; Making Better Decisions
Farms eligible for Growing Your Farm Profits may have part of the cost covered under  Capacity Building - deadline JUNE 1, 2017;
November 6,7,8 and 20, 21, 22, 2017  Location; Wilton, Ontario (near Napanee)

Proposed Picton Farmers Market -- Community Engagement Survey

We are involved in trying to establish a Farmers’ Market in Picton, and we’d love to hear your thoughts! 

NFU-O is hiring a Local Food Communications Contractor

March 27, 2017
The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) has received funding to implement a project entitled Building a Network of Local Food Advocates.  In this project, we will reach out to influential “local food sympathizers” from a variety communities, to bring them together, and to create connections and materials that will make them effective local food advocates.

Growing Organic Food Course!

Go beyond organic gardening, beyond permaculture with the Growing Organic Food Course!

Designed for all levels gardeners, the Growing Organic Food course will take you through an entire growing season,from planting to harvesting.

WHEN:

Mondays

April 24th to October 24th, 2017

6:45 – 9:15 pm

WHERE:

Boys and Girls Club, Kingston

559 Bagot St. Kingston

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Janette Haase

Farms at Work - 2 positions available

Local Food Month Project Manager

Free presentation on Citizen Science Research on the Anchor Invasive Leek Moth

The Leek Moth (Acrolepiopsis assectella) is an invasive species of

Kingston Area Markets 2017

Farmers and other vendors,
You may be thinking about becoming a vendor at one of the several Kingston area markets.
This list includes contact information for the market managers, as well as information about the days and times for each market.

Thanks to Dale Somerville for compiling the list.

NFU Local 316 (Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox-Addington)

Good News for the Farmersville Community Abattoir

The Food Inspection Branch of OMAFRA performed their €˜final inspection€™ of the Abattoir on Friday, October 7.  It went very well, with only minor changes to be made.  We expect that we will be given our license to operate as a slaughterhouse on October 14th.

 
 

 

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Initiatives

Keep Supply Management (NFU National Group)

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New Farm Project Photos
NFU Local 316 Youth Bursary