Monthly Archives: June 2013

Defining Local in Ontario

Here we are debating the definition of local food in Ontario and for Canada. Meanwhile, we trust that food in our grocery stores is good for us, but this is not always the case. Shouldn’t that be more of the … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: Farm Profitability

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Breakfast on the Farm

A first for Canada, coordinated by Farm and Food Care Ontario (@FarmFoodCare). It was a great morning and I made a point of visiting Ontario Veal (@OntarioVeal) to learn more about how veal can be raised comfortably in barns like … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: the End of Humanity?

I don’t know if I can watch anymore. I’m starting to get down. I read articles almost daily about the bees dying; aren’t bees indicators of the health of ecosystems, and don’t we live in ecosystems too? The Chinese can’t … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Farmers Wanted

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Farm Size and Industrial Agriculture2.0

Farm size was an interesting topic of conversation when I was in Europe. On one occasion, we were just not making sense, and eventually I realized why. In Canada, farm size can be viewed in various ways, including revenue, by … Continue reading

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Facilitating Farm Succession and Saving Our Rural Towns

Until I travelled, it never occurred to me that some of our farm succession problems might be derived from the fact that we live on our farms. Why should parents have to leave their home when handing over the farm? … Continue reading

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