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Take Flight with Wings
No deep fryers just smoke, fire and lots of flavour
Potential Shared Commercial Kitchen Space
Do you need a part time commercial kitchen space? Have you outgrown your home kitchen? Are you tired of lugging stuff in and out of a church basement? A Peterborough organization is considering setting up a commercial kitchen space and are looking for subleasees.
The ideal situation is a few people/organizations who can commit to a regular weekly shift (such as 1 day a week). There will be some space on site to store tools and ingredients if you are a regular user. There would be on site cold storage. There may also be the opportunity to bring in your own specialized equipment. Hourly rental may be offered if there is enough demand.
The space would be within the City of Peterborough and would be accessible. Might you be interested in such a space? The project can be reached through Jamey Coughlin at Peterborough Economic Development: (705) 743- 0777 x 2123 | email@example.com
Soil Health Day
August 12, 2015 | 9:00am | Hewitt Creek Farms, Innisfil, ON
Join Dr. Christine Jones and the OMAFRA Soil Team for a full day workshop on restoring and rebuilding soil, as well as multi-species cover crop demonstrations.
Dr. Christine Jones is an internationally renowned groundcover and soils ecologist with a PhD in Soil Biochemistry. She has worked with farmers on four continents to regenerate tired soil. She demonstrates how to restore the elements that will bring new life back into soil, build organic matter, improve soil structure, increase water retention capacity, and create fertile ground. Dr. Jones has a wealth of experience working with innovative landholders to implement regenerative land management practices that enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity, sequester carbon, activate soil nutrient cycles, restore water balance, improve productivity and create new topsoil.
For more info, or to register, visit: www.ifao.com
Trent Vegetable Gardens Workshops
Raised Bed Gardening Workshop & Potluck
July 28, 2015 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Trent Field Garden | By Donation
Kollene from Well Grounded Garden has embarked on a raised bed garden journey this season and will be sharing her experiences in this workshop. Learn all about the benefits of raised beds, different raised bed designs, and the variety of possible uses of your raised bed throughout the season, including succession planting and season extension.
A potluck dinner will be shared following the workshop. Please bring a vegetarian dish or snack to share with ingredients.
For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bocuse d’Or USA 2017 National Competition Applications Now Being Accepted
The search is on for the next Bocuse d’Or Team USA comprised of young American chefs who, building on the support structure, confidence and experience of our board and coaches, will show the talent, tenacity and determination to win the Bocuse d’Or
in 2017. The deadline toapply is August 19.
Questions about the competition?
Click HERE to download the application
Permaculture 101 & Garden Potluck
August 6, 2015 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Trent Field Garden | By Donation
Join Trent Rhode from Transition Town Peterborough to learn all about the core principles of permaculture and how you can apply them in your home garden, community plot or larger garden venture. This workshop will explore permaculture applications such as companion planting, sheet mulching, no-till gardening and the role of perennials.
A potluck dinner will be shared following the workshop. Please bring a vegetarian dish or snack to share with ingredients.
Directions to Trent Field Garden
- Go to the main parking lot of the DNA building such that you are facing the building
- From there walk to the back left hand side of the parking lot where there will be a gate with a gravel road behind it
- Walk through the gate (or around it if it’s closed) and follow that path as it leads around to the left
- Keep following that gravel road until it leads you directly into the field garden. We are just past the fenced in area. (Do not take the other road veering to the right. That will lead you astray!)
IAPO Beginning Farmers Financing
The Beginning Farmers Program (BFP) is a four year program designed to support new beginning First Nations farmers between the ages of 16 and 35 through all stages of farm business start up. BFP will support the creation, development and investment in new farm businesses, such as: livestock, crop, fruit and vegetables, maple syrup, honey, floriculture and nursery production, mixed farming, and aquaculture.
Start-up financing of up to 30% (to a maximum of $15,000) is available for approved projects, as well as mentoring and training provided through workshops.
Applications will be accepted until August 7, 2015. For more information, contact IAPO: 1 (800) 363-0329 | email@example.com
Central Ontario Beekeepers’ Association – Summer Meeting & Potluck Picnic
July 19, 2015 | 2pm | Green Side Up, 121 Grassy Road, Omemee
Demonstration: Making molds for candle production by Julius Arnold, experienced beekeeper and candle producer.
Tour: Native Plant Nursery by Doug Kennedy, owner Green Side Up Environmental Services and Landscaping (www.greenservices.ca).
Report: COBA’s participation at the Lavender Festival at Laveanne Lavender in Campbellcroft by Sherry Summersides, COBA Executive member
Display: Various Methods of Successful Feeding of Bees by Todd Kalisz, Dancing Bee Apiaries and Bee Supplies (http://shop.dancingbeehoney.com/)
Display: AZ (Slovenian) Beehive by Lenka Petric and John MacFarlane
- Your favourite potluck contribution, as well as your own plates, cutlery and lawn chair
- Gadgets, tools, equipment or stories that you would like to share with members.
- Come prepared to have a good time.
Do you have a food tattoo?
PolyScience wants to see it!
And you could win a PolyScience Chef Series Immersion Circulator!
First Prize: Chef Series Immersion Circulator
Second Prize: PolyScience Smoking Gun and Classic Smokehouse Woodchips
Third Prize: An autographed first edition copy of Immersed- The Definitive Guide To Sous Vide Cooking
Maple Syrup Mentorship Filling Up Quickly
But there are still a few spots left!
The newest addition to our roster of hands-on educational programs,
the Maple Syrup Production Mentorship is designed to provide novice producers with
the skills and experience they need to get started with success.
Led by well-established maple producers
Marc & Diane Curle,
field days are set to run from October 2015 to April 2016 in Northumberland County.
Designed with beginners in mind, field days will focus on a wide variety of topics,
including: maple bush and woodlot management; types of production facilities and equipment;
proven methods of production, including maple syrup and other value-added maple products;
networking and industry exposure on a trip to an OMSPA Info Day;
and the economics and marketing of maple products in Ontario.
If you’re looking to add an enterprise to your farm business and would like to
Save the Date!
Ths Cities of Quinte West & Belleville are pleased to announce they will be presenting
5th annual Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference,
in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs.
This year’s conference will be held at the Travelodge in Belleville on November 4th & 5th.
The theme of this year’s conference is Creativity + Collaboration = Action,
and will celebrate the creativity of local food businesses, organizations and supporters of local food
as they work together to build a thriving sustainable local food system in Eastern Ontario.
The conference will provide opportunities for information sharing, learning from success stories
and gathering info on innovative local food businesses, projects and best practices,
and will also feature a Local Food Tour,
with various stops to illustrate recent successes in the agriculture and culinary sectors.
and like East Ont Local Food to keep up to date on the latest conference details.
Recycle Your Plastic Containers, Seed Bags and More!
There are now more opportunities than ever to recycle your ag waste products, thanks to CleanFarms.
Depots for free collection are located throughout east central Ontario.
Collect your recyclables starting now:
- Empty commercial pesticide and fertilizer containers over 23 litres
- (click herefor details and locations)
- Empty pesticide bags: paper, plastic and multi-material
- Empty seed bags: paper and polywoven plastic bags; regular and bulk bags
- (click here for details and locations here)
- Note: not feed bags!
Note that in 2016, CleanFarms indicates that collection will be available province-wide
for obsolete or unwanted pesticides and livestock medications.
Save these in a secure location between now and then!
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.
New and Updated Farm Stewardship Funding Programs
Kawartha Lakes Farmland Stewardship Fund
Funding is available (50-75% with individual project caps) for City of Kawartha Lakes
landowners with projects demonstrating a benefit to watershed health, such as:
- Nutrient and soil loss
- Cropland and shoreline erosion
- Manure storage runoff
- Livestock access to watercourses
- Farm well management
- And other projects addressing water health
Attend one of two workshops – 7pm at the Kirkfield Lion’s Club on July 15th
OR 7pm at the Fenelon Falls Arena and Community Centre on July 20th to learn all about this brand new program.
For more information, visit the Kawartha Conservation website
or contact Becky Parker: (705) 328-2271 x 223 | email@example.com.
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 SARFIP Updates
Funding is available (40-80% up to $20,000) for the adoption of BMPs to
support your farm’s native wildlife habitats, wetlands, streams/ponds, forests, pastures/grasslands and more.
for full program details, or contact
OSCIA at: (519) 826-3035 | (226) 979-2465 | email@example.com.
Kawartha Farm Stewardship Collaborative
Further funding opportunties are available from partners in the KFSC.
If you have on-farm projects in mind, visitkawarthafarmstewardship.org
and let us know how we can help by filling out a project intake form.
Travel with The White House Chefs to Italy
Cooking classes, cheese making, painting, wineries and more!
Three Italian-Americans introduce an unbeatable combination
Travel to Naples and the Amalfi Coast designed by three Italian-Americans with Italian roots!
Join The Presidential Culinary Museum ™
and Presidential Service Center a DBA of The Inn of the Patriots,
LLC and discover Italy and real Italian food without the fake items mass marketed to the public today.
Experience the truth of mouth-watering cuisine, homemade pizza doughs,
making our own Limoncello in a class (with the world known lemons of this region), exacting regional cheeses,
local San Marzano (the most well-known and written about tomato of the area) tomatoes and cry with a glass of vino or Prosecco because it is so good.
This will be en emotional, social journey of a lifetime.
Filming of the newest TV series featuring the White House Chefs and Iron Chef America Judge and Italian Culinary Expert, Mario Rizzotti,
will encompass any guest that would like to appear on the show.
At night, LUXURIATE in a world class villa perched over the cliffs of the Mediterranean sea
near Naples owned by Mario and his cousin Nello Oliviero.
The owners welcome you to enjoy each room overlooking the sea – every single room does!
Lets make buffaletta mozzarella by hand,
homemade pizzas, paint at night with a glass of wine and send home your masterpiece as well as visit the wineries and toast together…
Enjoy Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii, the gorgeous Amalfi Coast, Sorrento –
the land of sirens which enchanted Homer, Naples (Napoli) or the Isle of Capri by hydrofoil to mention just a few.
- May 14 – 21 or October 15 -22, 2016 – $5,900.00 pp
Always a perfect balance of personal time, cooking & farm classes.
Please let us know about renewing your wedding vows in a group ceremony!
As featured on Edible Destinations by Epitourian.
Private groups throughout the year also welcomed.
Every Saturday Year Round
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Located in the Morrow Building
George & Lansdowne Street, Peterborough