Farm & Food Care Ontario, in partnership with AgScape and Six by Sixteen, brings you series of virtual field trips and the opportunity to learn more about food & farming in Ontario. LIVE events will be streamed to Farm & Food Care Ontario's YouTube and Facebook channels and will run approximately 30-40 minutes in length. Viewers can tune in and ask their questions in the comments!
Local Food Week Field Trips
Local Food Week (planned for June 7-13, 2021) is a celebration of the fresh, healthy food grown, produced, and processed right here in Ontario. Celebrate with us by tuning in to five field trips to local farms happening all week long at 1:30 p.m.
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Tom Heeman and Susan Judd
June 7, 2021 @ 1:30 p.m EST
Heeman’s Strawberry Farm
We’re kicking off Local Food Week with many Ontarians’ favourite summer fruit - strawberries! Join us for a trip to Heeman’s; a family-run strawberry farm, cidery, greenhouse and garden centre. They grow over 50 acres of strawberries which are available from June through October. Here you’ll meet Susan and Tom, who grew up on berry farms and now play many different roles in the family business and local community.
June 8, 2021 @ 1:30 p.m EST
Meet Shep! The owner and head cheesemaker at Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese. Shep's journey to becoming a skilled cheese maker began on the family dairy farm where he not only loved dairy farming but all the delicious products that come from dairy. After he completed university, where he received a degree in business, Shep had numerous opportunities to study and make cheese in the United States, British Columbia and most recently Switzerland. It was during these ventures that he developed his passion and skill set for cheese making.
June 9, 2021 @ 1:30 p.m EST
Shady Creek Lamb Co.
June 10, 2021 @ 1:30 p.m EST
Chris and Lyndsey operate their family-run sheep farm in the Ottawa Valley. These sheep farmers are passionate about raising quality pasture, healthy animals and nurturing resilient soil. In the spring, summer, and fall their sheep graze on pasture, in the trees, and along rocky outcrops of the Canadian Shield and under solar panels! Join us on June 10 at 1:30 p.m. and ask them your questions about how they care for their animals and their land.
June 11, 2021 @ 1:30 p.m EST
Previous Field Trips
June 1, 2021
Arielle & Ralph DeBoer
May 25, 2021
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April 27, 2021
Organic Dairy Farm
Meet Cassi, a teacher, 3rd generation farmer and AgScape's very own Program Assistant. Cassi runs an organic dairy cattle farm with her husband in Waterloo Region.