Tag: Farm & Food Care

Take a Full 360-Degree Virtual Farm Tour

Farm & Food Care has launched several new virtual tours, with all-new 360 degree views and even a virtual reality component. Using 360-degree cameras and virtual reality technology, the new FarmFood360° website gives Canadians the chance to tour real, working farms and food processing plants, all without putting on boots or leaving the comfort of… Read more »

Farmers Serve Breakfast for 2,000 Consumers

What’s it like to have 2,000 consumers show up for breakfast at your farm? It’s not that big of a deal if you’re organized and have plenty of volunteers, says cash cropper and dairy farmer Evert Veldhuizen. He and his brother, Jan, hosted the latest Ontario ‘Breakfast on the Farm’ event Saturday morning at their… Read more »

Who’s Working on Your Farm?

Finding good employees can be challenging for many Canadian farmers. The task can be even more daunting for livestock farmers when you consider the fact that the job applicant could be an animal rights activist intending to gather video evidence of animal abuse that will be posted on the Internet or turned over to the… Read more »

Latest “The Real Dirt on Farming” Reaches 1 Million Copies

It was just over a year ago that Farm & Food Care Canada released its fourth edition of “The Real Dirt on Farming” booklet, with the goal of distributing one million copies over the following four years. The organization says that milestone was reached this week, just 15 months after the 52-page digest was first… Read more »

Celebrate Local with Ontario’s Local Food Week and #loveONTfood

Next week, June 1 to 7, 2015, marks the second annual local food week here in Ontario. What’s local food week? Announced as part of the “Local Food Act” passed in 2013, the first week of June is a time to shine the light on all things locally grown for Ontario. While this might bring… Read more »

Share Your View of Farming — Farm & Food Care Launches Photo Contest

The Farm & Food Care Foundation, a national charity with a mandate to ensure public trust and confidence in Canadian food and farming, is launching a Canada-wide farm photo contest with $4,000 in cash prizes available for winners of six categories. Winning photos will be used by the Foundation in a soon-to-be-released 2014 edition of… Read more »

Farm & Food Care Ontario Launches 2014 Faces of Farming Calendar

The ninth edition of an award winning calendar showcasing the photos and stories of 13 Ontario farmers and farm families was unveiled at a gala in Milton last night. The “Faces of Farming” calendar, featuring this year’s theme of Real Farmers with Real Heart, is produced annually to introduce the public to a few of… Read more »