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Farm Thrills: Get Back To Nature With California's Farms And Orchards

Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Travel

With our modern emphasis on frozen Frankenstein food, it can be easy to forget that real food comes from the land, not a box. That's not the case ...

Costa Rica's Coffee Revolution

Adam Pesce | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Business
Adam Pesce

On a recent trip to Costa Rica, I witnessed a "revolution," though thankfully not the kind that culminates in a coup d'état. What I saw was the so-called "micro-mill revolution" -- a new way in which coffee is processed and sold, that could help transform the way specialty coffee is traded, to the betterment of all involved.

Dairy Farmers: The Original Environmentalists

Richard Doyle | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada
Richard Doyle

Farmers love to say they are the first environmentalists. We have good base of strong practices on the farm in regards to environmental protection. Over the past several decades, dairy farmers have focused on increasing the production per cow, instead of multiplying the number of cows.

On My Wish List This Year? A Food System That Works

Mike Schreiner | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Impact
Mike Schreiner

It's a sad reality that as we gather with our families and friends this holiday season to share a meal, there are far too many who will go hungry. A healthy food system benefits our economy, health and communities. It enriches our quality of life. Let's put reducing hunger and a strong local sustainable food system at the top of our wish list for 2013.

How to Pick Your Perfect Pumpkin

Amanda Riva | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Living
Amanda Riva

Remember the age-old tale of Cinderella and her pumpkin carriage? It turns out that the magical gourd that delivered her to the prince wasn't a completely impossible fantasy. The current world record for the largest pumpkin ever grown rests at a hefty 1,810 lbs. Just imagine how many pumpkin pies that could make...Here are some other great facts about picking and cooking pumpkins.

A Bad Harvest Season Means Higher Food Prices in Ontario

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Impact
Ontario Association of Food Banks

The irregular weather conditions most of Ontario has been experiencing over the past few months have set the province up for a particularly challenging harvest season. Some of the farms we talked to were not even sure if they would be opening to the public this season because it has been such a hard year. So what does this mean for Ontario? As a result of this spring and summer's hectic weather, experts are expecting to see food prices rise by 4 per cent across Canada in 2013.