HKPR District Health Unit
Food security is often defined as having access to safe, nutritious foods that allow people to maintain a healthy and active life. Visit the health unit’s “Food Security” section to learn more about food security programs within Northumberland County.
Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
Do you want to have a role in conserving our natural environment? If so, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) has numerous ways in which you can help. The Clean Water-Healthy Land Stewardship Program offers many projects, programs and services that are tailored to homeowners, rural property owners, farmers, students and teachers, businesses and service clubs. Anyone, young or old, can do their part to conserve and enhance our local watersheds.
Northumberland Farm Fresh
Northumberland farms are open for business! Use our 55 Farm Fresh Destinations Map and find local produce, seasonal availability, community events and weekly farmers’ markets.
Northumberland Food For Thought
Northumberland Food For Thought (NFFT) works to ensure all children in Northumberland County attend school well nourished and ready to learn. We aim to provide safe environments, free of judgment, in which children and youth can develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. Our programs take a universal approach, and serve all children in the county regardless of socioeconomic status.
Food 4 All Northumberland
Food 4 All is a non-profit centralized food distribution warehouse located in Cobourg, Ontario. This collaborative project was created to ensure a higher level of food security in Northumberland County. The warehouse acquires food and other essential items and redistributes them to local community agencies who in turn distribute them to their clients.
Best Before Dates
Keep it or toss it? How long will your favorite food or beverage stay safe and tasty? What’s the best way to store it? Get the answers for thousands of items!
Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre
Ontario’s Local Food Strategy
Ontario is a strong supporter of local food production and sales. Since 2003, the province has invested more than $180 million in initiatives and projects that help promote and celebrate the good things that are grown, harvested and made in Ontario.
Sustain Ontario is a province-wide, cross-sectoral alliance that promotes healthy food and farming. Our mission is to provide coordinated support for productive, equitable and sustainable food and farming systems that support the health and wellbeing of all people in Ontario, through collaborative action.
Southern Ontario Food Collaborative
Southern Ontario Food Collaborative has 39 representatives from provincial, regional and municipal governments, food businesses, and food and farming organizations who have a vested interest in sharing information and ideas regarding food and food waste, and to determine the potential for working together to decrease wasted food.
Ontario Food & Nutrition Strategy
A Plan for Healthy Food and Food Systems
Many of Ontario’s leading health, food and farm groups have been working on a Food and Nutrition Strategy for the province. We know that a coordinated, cross-ministerial approach to food policies and programming has tremendous potential to make sure that Ontario’s future is one of healthy people, a strong economy, resilient ecological systems, well educated kids and much more.
Why buy local? Ontario food is good for you and good for Ontario. Discover our reasons
Eastern Ontario Local Food
We are all about building relationships and supporting local food in Eastern Ontario.
Starting a Farm in Ontario Business Information Bundle,
Whether you currently own farmland or are looking to purchase, rent or lease acreage, starting a new farm business requires planning. The Canadian Federal and Provincial Governments have introduced a wide range of programs including grants, loans and other funding options for Canadian Farmers and Agri-Business.
Food & Beverage Business Information Bundle
If you belong to – or plan to join – Ontario’s dynamic and growing food and beverage processing industry, you’ve come to the right place.
Selling Food to Ontario Workshops
Learn how you, as a farmer or small processor, can access new market channels
Premier’s Awards for Agri-food Innovation:
The Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence recognizes the innovative contributions of producers, processors, agri-food organizations and rural communities in Ontario. Their innovations improve existing products, create new jobs and grow Ontario’s economy.