News & Events

Farm Work Job Fair

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

Grading Eggs for Market: Issues and Options

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

Dinner and Mental Health Awareness

Hosted by the Peterborough Agricultural Roundtable
Be a part of the solution! This session is for farmers and their families. Every farm should have a partner trained in mental health awareness and safeTALK - a program that prepares community members to be suicide alert helpers for family and friends.

Your $30 ticket (payable at the door) includes supper/dinner starting at 5:30. The program will start promptly at 6:00.

Wednesday November 27th – 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Bridgenorth Community Hall

Space is limited to 30 participants and registration is required.

RSVP as soon as possible by email to homestead_herefords@msn.com or register online here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/safetalk-suicide-awareness-tickets-81861563139

The Value of Protecting Farmland

Let's talk about whether we need to be concerned about our farmland in the face of development pressure to build on good agricultural land. Bring your thoughts.


Monday May 27, 

6:30 coffee and dessert, 7PM start

Baxter Creek Golf Club, 1702 Cedar Valley Road, Fraserville (near Millbrook)

Tickets are free, RSVP requested:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-value-of-protecting-farmlan…

The evening will feature presentations by Farms at Work, Ontario Farmland Trust, and Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

Presentation topics will include:

  • the cost of providing municipal services for farmland vs. residential land using a case study from Ontario

  • the value of food-producing lands, and how much land is needed to feed us

  • the status of farmland protection in Peterborough County

  • the use and benefits of protecting farmland with provincial policies and Farmland Easement Agreements

All are welcome to attend and join the conversation. Questions and discussion are encouraged, and there will be time to chat with presenters dring the evening.

This is FREE event but donations at the door will be accepted to support the continuing work of the host organizations.

Farms at Work honoured by Sustainable Peterborough

We are pleased to have been honoured, along with Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, for our work in protecting water quality. Last year the East Central Farm Stewardship Fund assisted 7 farms - 3 in Peterborough County - to achieve on-farm improvements that will help keep water clean. 
Visit www.ecfarmstewardship.ca for details of the program or to apply.