Ottawa PoutineFest (World of Poutine) May 5-8, 2016
From the Creator of the Original PoutineFest,
this is the NEW St. Albert Cheese Ottawa PoutineFest at Festival Plaza (aka Poutine Plaza)
in beautiful downtown Ottawa (beside City Hall) featuring traditional, exotic and extreme poutines
by over 20 poutiners ready to #SpreadtheCurd.
Ottawa PoutineFest offers an “in the round” experience,
a Craft Beer Garden from Broadhead Brewery,
live entertainment all weekend long,
kids zone, a poutine eating contest, the King of Poutine, and more.
Looking for a great time with friends?
Come out and taste your way around the Good Food & Wine Show.
Discover delicious food, wines, beer and spirits
from a host of regional producers and exciting exhibitors.
The International Centre
6900 Airport Road, Entrance 6
Saturday April 23, 2016 12pm – 10:30 pm
Sunday April 24, 2016 12pm – 5:00 pm
For the first time ever, Moët & Chandon is hosting a competition for the position of
Executive Chef at the Maison.
The competition is the House’s quest to find the ultimate culinary match
who will also act as a global ambassador for Moët and its unparalleled hospitality.
This is a unique opportunity to live in Champagne and represent one
of the most iconic and prestigious Champagne Houses in France.
All qualified candidates should send a one-minute video explaining his/her motivation for the job,
two recipes to match the Maison’s iconic champagne Moët Impérial
(one appetizer and one hot main course with a maximum budget of $45 per course)and a professional resume with references to the Moët & Chandon website by April 15, 2016.
Four semi-finalists will be announced on June 1, followed by the semi-finals in France on July 7.
The winner will be announced on July 8.
Saturday, June 18th 2016 | 11AM-4PM
Wintergreen Pancake Barn, 3325 Gelert Rd. Minden
Enjoy delicious and unique food & beverage samples from
local vendors including hot food, craft beer, coffee, ice cream, pastries, delicacies and more.
It will also be a fun afternoon of live music and silent auction.
Families | $50
Individuals | $20 (16 Yrs +)
Chew & Chat for Charity
We are pleased to be hosting the third annual Food and Beverage Showcase for an important cause.
This event is a food-based fundraiser for H.A.V.E. (Help A Village Effort) and the local food bank.
Idle Land? Plant Trees!
Forests Ontario offers generous tree planting subsidies to landowners who qualify for the government of Ontario’s
Help Ontario plant 50 million trees by 2025.
A Forests Ontario Field Advisor will work with landowners.
For more information, contact the
Forestry Outreach Coordinator at 1 (877) 646-1193 x 239 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ducks Unlimited Canada
DUC is interested in partnering with rural landowners within
the Kawartha region (Peterborough, Northumberland,
City of Kawartha Lakes, Ganaraska Region)
who have existing wetlands that may be providing
cavity nesting opportunities for wood ducks,
common goldeneye and hooded merganser.
These ducks traditionally nest in tree cavities,
so DUC is working with landowners
who are interested in installing nest boxes on their properties for waterfowl.
For more information contact
Jenn Lavigne (705) 721-4444 x 245 | email@example.com.
Sheep Farming Mentorship Program: Apply Now!
Work and learn alongside experienced shepherds in Farms at Work’s Sheep Farming Mentorship Program!
New shepherds get a hands-on, immersive introduction to sheep handling and flock management in this curriculum-based program.
Long-time shepherds Bob and Gail Irvine of Rocky Lane Farm
will guide mentees over the course of the entire 2016 season,
sharing their expertise and helping mentees to integrate into the established community of sheep producers in the region.
Hay Co-operative Welcomes New Members
The recently formed Ontario Hay and Forage Co-operative Inc.
is welcoming more producers to join its start-up hay-processing and export development venture.
The Co-operative will be holding a public meeting:
February 4th | 1:00PM | OMAFRA Board Room, Lindsay
For more information, please contact Fritz Trauttmansdorff, Chair at (519) 647-2311.
Starting or Growing a Food Business
This full day workshop will cover topics such as the requirements for setting up a food handling premise,
trends in the food industry, and labelling and nutrition.
February 19th | 9:00AM to 3:30PM | Little Britain Community Centre
For more information please contact:
Kelly Maloney at 705-324-9411 extension 1208 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To register for the event, please follow this link: www.startingorgrowingafoodbusiness.eventbrite.com
Seeds of Diversity’s Vegetable Seed Producers Network
Calling all seed growers!
Interested in growing local open-pollinated seeds for Seeds of Diversity?
Join Seeds of Diversity’s Vegetable Seed Producers Network (VSPN)!
The VSPN works with farmers across Ontario to help scale up local production
of open-pollinated vegetable varieties suitable for market gardeners and vegetable farmers.
If you are interested in joining and would like to see the full list of OP varieties available for 2016,
To find out more information, click here.
Introduction to Food Tourism
The Kawartha Lakes Tourism Network
invites you to learn about market readiness for
food tourism (attracting food Tourists to your “Taste of Place”)
and the WIIFM (What’s in it for me)
on developing food tourism along with best practices for food tourism development.
April 18 | 9AM – 1PM | Olympia Restaurant, Lindsay
For more information,
contact Laura McCarthy at lmccarthy@city.
Opportunity to Purchase Spanish River Rock Dust
Interested in purchasing Spanish River Rock Dust?
Now there’s an opportunity to purchase it in bulk!
Spanish River Rock Dust has been used in
gardens, fields, orchards, and more.
The cost is $110/tonne plus tax.
The recommended application rate is 1 tonne/acre for organic operations.
If you’re looking to purchase in bulk or split the purchase with a group,
visit their website at www.borealagrominerals.com.
2016 Census of Agriculture
At the beginning of May 2016, Canadian farm operators
will have the chance to take part in a national dialogue by completing the Census of Agriculture questionnaire.
Census of Agriculture data is the definitive source of community-level data.
By drawing on this data, decision makers will be assured that
they are acting in the interest of farmers, farm communities and agricultural operations.
For more information, please visit the Statistics Canada website.
Job Opening: Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance
The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance has a job opening for a
project manager for a local food procurement project covering 4 municipalities within the Golden Horseshoe area.
Deadline for applications is April 15th. For more details, click here.
The Sustainable Lush Interest Free Loan for Honey Production
The Sustainable Lush Fund, of Lush Cosmetics,
has announced the launch of a new interest-free loan for regenerative honey production!
The Sustainable Lush Capital Loan is a tool used to grow a web of resilient honey producers.
The loan is based on principles of easing the financial risk of transitioning production methods,
experimentation in business plans, and expansion into new markets.
Loan repayments can be made with a percentage of raw materials that result from the Loan.
For more information or to send in an application,
Every Saturday Year Round
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Located in the Morrow Building
George & Lansdowne Street, Peterborough