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Organic Farmers place 1st and 2nd as Ontarioʼs Most Profitable Acres

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Meet our Members, News, Ontario Organic Blog
Organic Farmers place 1st and 2nd as Ontarioʼs Most Profitable Acres

Challenge tests business skills, measures profitability of corn and soybean crop. Kurtis Peeters, an organic corn grower from Kawartha Lakes and producer for Organic Meadow Co-op is the winner of the Most Profitable Acre Challenge, a competition organized by the Agri-food Management Institute and presented in partnership with Grain Farmers of Ontario. The business skills […]

Announcing Pro-Cert’s New Local Organic Certification

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 in News
Announcing Pro-Cert’s New Local Organic Certification

More certified “Local Organic” food will be available at Farmer’s Markets and organic consumer’s doorstep in Ontario in 2015! Locally grown organic produce bearing the Pro-Cert Local Organic logo means that it was produced on a small farm in Ontario in accordance with the Canadian Organic Standard and certified by Pro-Cert Organic Systems (Pro-Cert), an […]

Dragons dig quinoa!

Posted on Mar 16, 2015 in News
Dragons dig quinoa!

Local Ontario Quinoa Successful Against the Dragons on CBC’s Dragons’ Den On Wednesday, March 11th, Katan Kitchens took on the Dragons on Dragons’ Den on CBC Television. There was an overwhelming amount of interest from the Dragons, but in the end, one Dragon came out on top, striking a deal with Jamie Draves, CEO of […]

Guelph Organic Conference

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in News
Guelph Organic Conference

The Guelph Organic Conference is Canada’s largest organic gathering and a great place to learn more about organic. There are great workshops and trade show booths if you are new to organic or been working with organics for years. For full schedule please visit: http://www.guelphorganicconf.ca   Thursday & Friday fees & programs – January 29-30, […]

Future of Organic Research in Ontario

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in News
Future of Organic Research in Ontario

OCO recently sent a letter to Marc Godbout, who is authoring a report concerning the future of Alfred College to be submitted to Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. In the letter OCO indicated our full support for the pursuit and expansion of education and research at Alfred College, particularly with respect to […]