Tuesday, November 27, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Gillian Flies is the co-owner of The New Farm, a profitable organic farm that sells vegetables to speciality retailers and many of the best restaurants in southern Ontario. But she realized early in her farming career that she wanted to be more than just a purveyor of salad to the 1%. What started as a small fundraiser in the barnyard in 2010 has grown into a multi-faceted program to make quality organic food accessible to all, a deep partnership with Community Food Centres Canada, and a fundraising effort that has now raised more than a million dollars. Learn how increasing accessibility can grow profits for small farms and strengthen the entire food system.
Wednesday, November 28, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
This plenary will begin with an overview of the intent of the new Safe Food for Canadians Act, and will explore the current regulations under the Act. Find out how you may be impacted and what you may be required to do. There will be a brief, facilitated question and answer period following the presentation.