Green Thumbs Growing Kids connects youth with the Greenbelt's agricultural sector and illuminates the importance of local food systems to rural economies.
Grape Growers Celebrity Luncheon
This fundraiser promotes local food and drink, and includes talks on best wine-growing practices, industry success stories, and goals for strengthening the local wine sector.
Find-Your-Flavour Tour in Durham
Durham Region's Farm Fresh Marketing Association has developed an agri-tourism route that connects visitors with eight farms, allowing them to sample local products and meet the farmers who produce their food.
Rebuilding Consumer Trust in Farmers' Markets
In 2018-2019, the GFMN focused on increasing the volume, diversity and sales of local food for Greenbelt farmers and raising public awareness of local agriculture.
Foodshare: Strengthening Farmers' Markets
The Greenbelt Foundation continues to support the Greenbelt Farmers' Market Network in expanding, innovating, and provide professional development to market managers.
The Stop Community Food Centre
This grant set out to purchase and grow seedlings for 20 community gardens, showcasing world crops.
Farmland at Risk
Farmland makes up about half of the land area of the Greater Golden Horseshoe and represents one of the most important economic sectors of the region, contributing $11 billion and 38,000 jobs to Ontario’s economy.
The Agricultural System: Components, Linkages, and Rationale
This paper, written by Dr. Wayne Caldwell from the University of Guelph, provides an overview of the agricultural system and its component parts.
Dollars and Sense: Opportunities to Strengthen Southern Ontario’s Food System
If local production expanded to replace 10% of the top 10 fruit and vegetable imports, the Ontario economy would gain close to quarter of a billion dollars in GDP and 3,400 full-time jobs.