News & Events
We are working hard to support local farms in these difficult times - while also ensuring that community members have the food they need. Mainly we are focussed on the greater foodshed around Peterborough in these efforts.
1. We are promoting the availablility of food right now to consumers using localfoodptbo Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. We are inviting all farms post what food and farm products you have available and how they can be purchased. Make sure that you tag @localfoodptbo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram AND add the hashtag #localfoodptbo to your post on any of those platforms. We will share all posts using the hashtag on the Local Food Peterborough social media platforms within 12 hours. This will ensure that your important message will be amplified throughout the community by us. Posts must be specifically about about accessing products as we have limited capability to share general posts. If you don't use social media, send an email with your message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmers' Markets also may also use the tag and hashtag.
2. We have created a new website for consumers - with funding support from partners in the area - that will connect them to local food: localfoodptbo.ca
3. We are creating a page on our website where farms will be able to register for free and post what they produce so that consumers and wholesale buyers can find you. Stay tuned.
3. Last but not least, we have created this survey to help our partners who are trying to provide emergency food to vulnerable populations in the Peterborough region: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO, AND STAY SAFE!
We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people who want to help us work towards a healthy future for the farming community in our region. Join our Steering Committee (like a Board) and roll up your sleeves for a three-year term! Find all the details here: Callout for FAW Steering Committee 2020
The Farm Work Job Fair was a great success with informative presentations, a diversity of farms in attendance and networking opportunities for job seekers. Thanks to Trent Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Society , the Workforce Development Board and Trent University Careerspace . If you are looking for a job on a farm or have a position available, please click here: https://www.farmsatwork.ca/find_farm_work
Looking for on-farm work experience? Need to hire staff?
Join us Tuesday, February 11 for:
- An overview by the Workplace Development Board of their recent report on jobs in food and agriculture in this region
- A summary of relevant farm employment regulations (ESA, WSIB, OHSA)
- Information from local farms about their upcoming farm jobs
- A networking opportunity for employers and job seekers to meet and discuss work for the coming season.
Job seekers are FREE. Employers $20. Thanks to Trent University for providing the space for this event.
Registration required. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/farm-work-job-fair-tickets-90417113019
Farms at Work is hosting a discussion about the issues and options for grading eggs for market and you are invited.
Join us on January 9, 2020 at 7pm at 270 George Street N. in Peterborough.
At this evening discussion, you will:
1. Hear what issues and conclusions came out of Farms at Work's feasibility study for a local, community-based egg grading facility
2. Learn about egg grading options we know of in this region (maybe you know more!)
3. Hear about a new egg grading facility in southwestern Ontario and how they propose to help producers across the province.
Coffee and light dessert provided.
Pre-registration in required. Your $5 ticket can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grading-eggs-for-market-issues-and-options-tickets-80765157761