Funded by the Government of Ontario
Urban agriculture is a key element
of the City's Climate Change Action Plan, an aggressive environmental
framework aimed at reducing Toronto's greenhouse gas emissions by
80 per cent by 2050. Local food not only tastes fresh but also travels
less - helping to clean our air and the environment. Urban agriculture
is also known to cultivate community. This is why, since 2008, the
City's Live Green Toronto community-outreach program has provided
over $800,000 to groups working to breathe new life into neglected
areas, and to create food that is healthy, affordable and culturally
Live Green Toronto is dedicated
to giving residents and neighbourhoods the tips, tools and resources
they need to lead a healthier and greener lifestyle. Initiatives
such as the Live Green Toronto Community Food Animators work with
neighbourhoods on a wide range of food-related programming from
good food markets to community kitchens.
Residents without access to land
can join over 1,000 Torontonians who have registered for a plot
at one of the City's many allotment gardens. The City also operates
a vibrant network of over 100 community gardens; offers hands-on
programming for vulnerable youth at an 8-acre urban farm; and runs
17 children's gardens, helping kids to get active and learn the
importance of healthy, nutritious food.
Making it easier for Torontonians
to grow their own truly sustainable vegetables, herbs and fruits
is just one way that the City is working with residents, businesses
and community groups to help build a greener, more vibrant Toronto.
Get a grant, get a rebate and find even more ways to green your
life at livegreentoronto.ca.
Mushrooms Canada was founded in 1955 as a voluntary, non-profit organization whose members are dedicated to the production and marketing of fresh mushrooms in Canada. Membership includes mushroom growers, processors, spawn makers, suppliers, scientists and other allied industries.
Mushrooms Canada advocates food safety, good nutrition and the proper care and handling of fresh Canadian mushrooms.
Canadian mushrooms are available 24/7/365 fresh from Canadian farms
Brenn-B Farms Ltd. is a 4th generation family farm located 45
min south west of Toronto in Flamborough Ontario. A dedicated full
time staff of 15 people and large seasonal workforce crop 1500 acres
with potatoes being the main enterprise. Red, White, Russet, Yellow
Flesh and Yukon Gold potatoes are grown and packed for the fresh
market year round. The new crop harvest of potatoes begins in late
July, with all potatoes in storage by the end of October. Just in
time ordering and delivery ensures premium quality potatoes are
available to consumers.
Other fresh market specialty crops grown are broccoli, baby dill,
cilantro, parsley, arugula, Swiss chard and beets. 95% of the all
product is marketed in the GTA.
Brenn-B Farms embraces the challenges facing agriculture today.
Food safety remains a top priority. They spend a great deal of effort
to achieve their goal of high quality safe potatoes products.