Did you know?
Did you know that every $1 spent on local food generates more than $2 for other local businesses? The sale of a litre of Ontario wine adds $3.88 in value to the Ontario economy compared to $0.46 from the sale of an imported wine.
Where is the Greenbelt?
Greenbelt stretches 325 km from Rice Lake in Northumberland County to the Niagara River and is about 80 kilometers wide at its widest point.
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Shane Eby is a Greenbelt farmer who has taken the concept of “local” beyond food. Under Ground organics, the farm in Milgrove where Eby is works, produces vegetables, herbs, and flowers, which you can find at Farmers’ Markets in Toronto, and in stores in Hamilton. Erin Charter spoke with Shane about starting a new farm, permaculture and the challenges of being a small farmer in Canada. (Photos courtesy of Seth Goering)
With over a lifetime dedicated to the culinary arts, Chef Tony de Luca has progressed from a 12-year-old rolling noodles in his mother’s restaurant to a chef/owner of two restaurants in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a respected cookbook author and an acknowledged architect of the development of Niagara cuisine. Tony is one of the founding members of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Farmers’ Market. Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation staff interviewed Tony at his restaurant (The Old Winery) in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Recently, Chef Jamie Kennedy spoke with Laura Alderson, Program Coordinator for the Greenbelt Farmers' Markets Program for Greenbeltfresh.ca at his 160 acre working farm in Prince Edward County. In terms of the local food movement, Jamie Kennedy has always led by example. In less than two years, he expects to have two ventures completed - the restoration of an old mill that includes a 30 seat dining room serving a local menu that changes daily with the seasons, as well as a tavern that serves locally produced beer, wine and cider, and a kitchen somewhere in between.