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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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Hops Added to the Advanced Payments Program

Good news for Ontario hop growers – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Advanced Payment Program (AAP), delivered by the Agricultural Credit Corporation (ACC) in Ontario, has recently added hops to their list of storage crops available under the loan program for … Continue reading

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‘New Directions’ for a Specialty Crop in Ontario: Hops – Part 2

“Hops: a potential niche crop for Ontario” is a three year research project (2013-2015) led by the University of Guelph and funded by OMAFRA’s New Directions Research Program. Below is a summary of presentations and handouts provided during the hops … Continue reading

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