Selling Food to Ontario:
Regulations, Marketing and Scaling Up Sustainably
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.
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!