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Two Hoppy Days Planned for 2018 OFVC

As hop production  continues to expand across Ontario, more and more, growers are looking for information to increase their product quality through better management practices and marketing opportunities.  Many enquiries by interested growers focus on the potential of growing hops organically. … Continue reading

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Hop Rates for 2018-2019 Advanced Payments Program

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Advanced Payment Program (AAP), delivered by the Agricultural Credit Corporation (ACC) in Ontario, has released the list of rates for storage crops (including hops) for the 2018-2019 growing season. The available advance rate for Ontario growers … Continue reading

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Patience Pays for Haskap Flavour

Haskap harvest is underway in Ontario.  For new growers of the crop, a reminder that berry colour is a poor indicator of berry ripeness in this crop.  Being patient and waiting to harvest the crop will pay dividends in flavour…and … Continue reading

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Selling Food to Ontario Training Workshops

Are you starting or growing a food business? Learn how you as a producer or small processor can access new market channels at these one day workshops. Topics include market channel opportunities, basics of food regulations, costing and pricing your … Continue reading

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Local Food Entrepreneurship Workshop in Durham Region – Nov 17, 2016

The Region of Durham’s Economic Development Department, in conjunction with the Township of Brock Economic Development Advisory Committee and OMAFRA, are hosting an informative workshop for local food entrepreneurs hoping to expand their business. Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016 Time: … Continue reading

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GOHCBC Entry Deadline Quickly Approaching!

That’s right, the entry cutoff date for the  2017 Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition is quickly approaching…and only two spots remain! Interested teams of Ontario hop growers and brewers who have not yet submitted an entry form are encouraged to do … Continue reading

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Enterprise Budgets for Small Scale Hop Production

New enterprise budgets (cost of production/COP) for small scale hop production at 5 acres, 10 acres, and 20 acres are now available on the Hop Growers of America Website.  The resources developed by Michigan State University and the University of … Continue reading

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