Selling Food to Ontario:
Getting Serious about Food Regulations
Date: Feb 21, 2018
Location: Two Rivers Food Hub
Time: 9 – 3
This workshop will feature a panel of regulatory experts from Public Health, OMAFRA and Canadian Food Inspection Agency. An interactive Q&A will give you the opportunity to ask questions about labelling, transport, processing, food safety, and any other aspect of the regulatory environment that you need to understand for your business. Then, learn from local experts who have resources and experience in growing a food business.
Details at www.eastontlocalfood.ca
Potluck/Season Planning Event:
In January, we invite our chef/buyers and our producers/processors to get together for a social event that involves Potluck Masterpieces (…best of the evening takes home the coveted Golden Pan!), craft beer from local breweries and some (directed) conversations about local food in the coming year… Stay tuned for more details about this years edition!
Congratulations to our 2017 Golden Pan winner, Andreas Baumann of Green Lake Maple for his Maple Sticky Buns!
Selling Food to Ontario:
In the winter, we host a workshop that introduces producers and processors to the people with the answers… Meet experts from OMAFRA, the Health Unit and the CFIA to learn about regulations, labeling, marketing and more!
Our summer fundraiser is a pig-roast, mini music festival and market– not to be missed!
Yes… you “Can”! Food Contest:
Calling all picklers, canners, bakers and value-added product makers …do you make a relish, jam, cookie (or any other value-added local food product) that is the best? Are you ready to see if everyone else agrees? The Two Rivers Food Hub is happy to invite one and all to our Yes… you “Can”! Food Contest.
The competition takes place every year in September, and winners will be announced as part of the Lanark County Harvest Festival at Beckwith Park. Home canners, farmers, and professional food processors are invited to enter for a chance to win a five-hour food-production experience at the Two Rivers Food Hub in Smiths Falls. This includes full access to our inspected fully-equipped commercial kitchens and consulting time with the food hub staff on how to take your product to market. The winner is selected at a tasting event at the Harvest Festival.
Entrants must be from the Counties of Lanark or Leeds Grenville, have a product which incorporates local ingredients, and which they are interested in taking to market.
Congratulations to our 2017 contest winner Brian Dowdall for his Spicy Dill Pickles!