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NameLocationContact Info
Anderson Farm8435 Franktown Rd,
Ashton, ON
Tel: 613-838-6080
Email:
rob@andersonfarm.ca
Barkley’s Apple Orchard5366 Robertson Rd,
Morrisburg, ON
Tel: 613-859-7059
Email: billb.otr@gmail.com
Bayview Farm332 Route 148, Lochaber, QCTel: 819-985-0421
Email:
gailbigstein@gmail.com
BearBrook Game
Meats
5396 Dunning Rd, Navan, ONTel: 613-835-2227
Email:
info@bearbrookfarm.com
Bergendal Honey243 Ch de lac Bernard,
Wakefield, QC
Tel: 819-459-1789
Email: leafbs@yahoo.ca
Blue Shoes Honey1700 St Jose, Embrun, ONTel: 613-443-2101
Email:
brianwlacey@gmail.com
Capital Bees660 Hochelaga St, Ottawa, ONTel: 613-852-5063
Email:
ron@capitalbees.ca
Clearydale Honey3027 County Road 21,
Spencervile, ON
Tel: 613-658-5129
Email:
conor@clearydale.ca
Coronation Hall Cider Mill206 River Rd, Bristol, QCTel: 819-647-2547
Email:
coronationhallcidermills
@gmail.com
Crerar’s Honey
Limited
8214 rue Bank St, Vernon, ONTel: 613-821-2133
Dunwurk’n Farms
Maple Camp
146 Hoddinott Ln, Balderson,
ON
Tel: 613-836-1291
Email:
mapleguy@rogers.com
Le Tournesol1155 Stevens Rd, Embrun, ONTel: 613-448-3167
Gees Bees Honey
Company
538 River Rd, Ottawa, ONTel: 613-406-2339
Email:
marianne@geesbees.ca
Hall’s Apple Market2930 2nd Concession Rd,
Brockville, ON
Tel: 613-342-6320
Email:
123ckhall@gmail.com
Halsall’s Honey7328 Stone School Rd, Greely, ONTel: 613-821-4336
Email:
ab.halsall@sympatico.ca
Heavenly Honey2352 Keystone Ct, Gloucester, ONTel: 613-424-9010
Email:
bill@heavenlyhoney.ca
Honey Bee Meadows736 McPeak Line, Cobden, ONTel: 613-281-7372
Email: mikemeadows
@nrtco.net
McEvoy Honey
Company
3648 Gliderway, Manotick, ONTel: 613-826-2723
Proulx Maple & Berry
Farm
1865 O’Toole Rd, Cumberland, ONTel: 613-833-2417
Email: proulx
@proulxberryfarm.com
Tanglewood Honey35548 Hwy 41, Eganville, ONTel: 613-628-2890
Email: tanglewoodhoney
@gmail.com

Official Plan – cut and paste suggestions

Due Sunday June 30 2019

Suggested responses are below that can be cut and pasted for the Official Plan consultation (or adapt/add your own message).

Link to Consultation:

https://s-ca.chkmkt.com/?e=150093&h=0721618C93C4ACB&l=en

Suggested Input for Each Question on Link above: 

How important are the following elements to you in your neighbourhood?
Xs mark suggested items to identify as important
Housing is available to people at different stages of life and physical ability. X
Housing is affordable for a wide range of people. X
People can walk and bike in safety X
People can walk or bike or use transit to get to most daily services (such as grocery stores, schools or daycare)
People can use their cars to get to most daily services (such as grocery stores, schools or daycare)
Presence of a vibrant commercial area
Ability to walk or bike to greenspace and parks X
Good public transit options for commuting that are close to my home X
Ability to commute using my car
Healthy food is available X
Mature trees on public streets
My neighbourhood has a distinct character
Strong social connections to others in my neighbourhood X

Are there any elements that are important to you that are not listed above?

At a neighbourhood level, elements that are priorities to me, in addition to the above clear priorities on housing and transportation for everyone, include: 

  • urban, suburban and rural neighbourhoods/villages maintaining services that reduce the need to commute or travel for basic, daily household needs 
  • accessible social spaces that are maintained for me to meet with my neighbours to engage in community leadership, planning and activity 
  • places near to my home for me to grow my own food (including on municipal lands) and to access locally-grown whole food 
  • bioregional plants and biodiversity as priorities for all lands under municipal care, not just mature trees, with an emphasis on building an edible landscape throughout the city.
  In your opinion, what are the key issues facing the city? Xs mark suggested items to identify as important
  Affordable housing. X
Making transit accessible, affordable, convenient and comfortable. X
Road Congestion
The impacts of climate change X
Jobs
Managing intensification (increasing the number of people that live in established neighbourhoods). X
Protecting the natural environment. X
Limiting the expansion of the city. X
Protecting Ottawa’s heritage
Protecting the character of Ottawa’s communities
Creating an inclusive city. X
Making Ottawa more exciting through arts and culture
Protection of agricultural lands. X
Rural economic development. X

Is there an important issue that is not listed above?

Not jobs – but rather purposeful work:  Focus on training, supports and models that invest in the community, including social enterprise, apprenticeship and incubation models, for people with barriers to employment, including youth and New Canadians, towards longer-term employment or entrepreneurship within a regional orientation to economic development.

The intersectionality of these issues must be at the core of the new Official Plan.  Without limiting the suburban expansion in Ottawa through intensification, farmland and natural spaces will be developed, which impacts rural economic development, food security, sustainable environment, and quality of life for all, etc.  Without creating a more inclusive Ottawa, access to employment, housing and transportation is not attainable by significant numbers of our neighbours.     

What would make the city better for you?

Shifting the overall policy lens to sound investment in preventive, proactive approaches, and away from the current ever-increasing investment into expensive band-aid responses.  With proper preventive investment in our social and community infrastructure and natural environment, we can avoid the inevitable social and personal fallout that comes from placing a priority on funding reactive cures.

A significant increase in affordable housing, with a priority along current and future transit routes, in both urban and rural neighbourhoods/villages, with attendant mid-sized, managed intensification that ensures no more farmland or natural spaces within the City of Ottawa boundaries are developed for housing or industry.  Housing, food security and urban/rural economic development have to be planned and supported together so that one does not undermine the other.  Having reached a million residents and growing, Ottawa has the critical mass to support a much more vibrant local economy that will reinforce the region’s quality of life and economic resiliency.

Do you have an idea for a dream project that would set Ottawa apart from other cities?

We have incredible, innovative talent in Ottawa, across residents, communities, businesses, organizations and government.  We can choose to use our municipal resources in Ottawa to ensure that EVERY resident:

– has good housing, good food, good work

– moves effectively throughout the urban, suburban and rural parts of the city and beyond 

– is included in a diverse, local economy based in the arts, food and farming, service industry, health, technology, energy, manufacturing and processing, etc. and that respects, operates within the limits of, and enhances the local environment.

– can access effective, affordable required health, social and community support from birth to death

– lives feeling part of safe, inclusive neighbourhoods/villages. 

Investment into this clear and shared mission must be set as the number one priority by Council as a whole, with permanent and significant increases in the City’s budget for social and community infrastructure to carry this out.    

Question on which papers you are addressing:

Don’t worry about checking any boxes.

What are the key takeaways that stand out to you in this paper?

A broader group of community, social, environment and economic stakeholders across Ottawa are continuing to develop the principles listed above and will provide further, detailed consensus re. strategic priorities this summer to feed into the presentation August 22nd at Planning.  

How do you think the City should address these issues?

The City needs to give more time for community stakeholders to influence details of what is being proposed as Strategic Directions than over the summer.  Ottawa agencies, businesses and residents do want to participate in, and need to be part of, setting the agenda.

We need the City to allow for sufficient time allowances and opportunities for community leadership to build out these solutions and present directly to policy decision-makers at City Hall.

We need more information sent out to community agencies, networks and residents on a regular basis about opportunities for input.

Any other thoughts on this topic?

Investment in community and social infrastructure must increase significantly.  

We can and must do better in Ottawa than continued focus of investment primarily into export-based economic development and physical infrastructure.

Thank you for the opportunity to engage.

Cultivating Social Change: Social Innovation in Food System Transformation

The School of Social Innovation is excited to launch the 2019 edition of the Social Innovation Summer School! This year’s focus is on food system transformation – how are groups and communities using the lens of the food system to unpack pressing social challenges and imagine our world differently through food? Join us May 13-18 for 6 packed days of discussion, guest speakers and field trips! 

Food has long been a tool and site of societal transformation. Over the past 30 years, individuals and groups have sought increasingly innovative ways to address the social, environmental and economic challenges facing our food system, while also imagining and articulating the possibility for a new kind of food system. From food co-operatives and community gardens to peasant and farmworker movements, food centres, gleaning projects and food policy councils there is a wide diversity of approaches, visions and manifestations of food system transformation.  Using the lens of the food system, we will explore various pathways and orientations to social change and social innovation, as well as specific projects, collaborations and organizations seeking to “do food differently” in the Ottawa region.

This is a week-long intensive course, cross-listed as both undergraduate and graduate. It can also be taken without credit for those interested in auditing or continuing education. 

Full program: http://innovationsocialeusp.ca/en/evenement/summer-school-2019-cultivating-social-change-social-innovation-in-food-system-transformation

To register: https://ustpaul.ca/form-summer-school-in-social-innovation.php

Can’t commit to the full week? Two of the evening lectures are open to the public: 

For more information, email Professor Amanda Wilson awilson@ustpaul.ca

Deadline Extended for Start-Up Farm Program to Dec 3!

Hello Just Food friends,

By request from a number of people, Just Food is extending the deadline for Start-Up Farm applications from this Sunday to Monday, December 3, 2018 – 9am to allow another couple of weekends to ask us questions and fill in the application form.

Please keep in mind that there is the Cliff Gazee Bursary to assist with expenses should someone interested be living with low-income.

For more information or to answer specific questions, please go to:  justfood.ca/start-up-farm-program/ or email phil@justfood.ca

Please share this information with others.

 

Thanks!

 

The Just Food team

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR START-UP FARM PROGRAM TO DEC 3!

Hello Just Food friends,
By request from a number of people, Just Food is extending the deadline for Start-Up Farm applications from this Sunday to Monday, December 3, 2018 – 9am to allow another couple of weekends to ask us questions and fill in the application form.
Please keep in mind that there is the Cliff Gazee Bursary to assist with expenses should someone interested be living with low-income.
For more information or to answer specific questions, please go to  justfood.ca/start-up-farm-program/ or email phil@justfood.ca
Please share this information with others.
Thanks!
The Just Food team

 

Summer Student Opportunity: Agritourism Animator *Deadline to Apply May 29*

Agri-Tourism Animator

Instructions:
Please send your resumé and cover letter within one attached document to info@justfood.ca by May 29that 5:00 pm.
– Resumés will be reviewed as they come in and we will schedule interviews and hire as soon as we have a successful candidate.
– Your email must have the subject line “Summer Student Hiring” for it to be considered.
– 3 references must be provided on request

Eligibility:
This is a part-time position. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or postsecondary institution or within six months of graduation and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment.  Applicants must be residing in Ontario for the duration of employment.

This position is part of the Government of Ontario’s 2018 Summer Experience Program.  This position is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport and the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Responsibilities:

  • Work with our partners including farmers, breweries, wineries, community gardens, and local museums, to develop and coordinate rural tour experiences for tourists and Ottawa residents alike.
  • Create promotional material for tours and implement promotional strategy.
  • Set up payment portals for each tour, handle RSVPs from the public and specific requests, such as food preferences.
  • Coordinate tour destinations and work out agreements with hosts.
  • Coordinate logistics – including routes, timing, supplies, translation etc. for tours.
  • Invoice and track expenditures.
  • Participate in day-to-day processes and procedures at our office, including staff meetings, larger events, site tours, and more.

Qualifications:

  • Keen interest in, commitment to, and some knowledge of food/farming systems and community-based initiatives.
  • Ability to work independently in an office environment
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to balance taking initiative with strong team communication skills
  • Event planning and implementation
  • Project coordination and time management
  • Project level financial tracking
  • Decision-making, problem solving and negotiation
  • Excellent writing in English – with particular emphasis on agreements, and speaking notes for tours
  • Social media (Facebook, blogging, Twitter)
  • Comfortable and confident in speaking with members of the public and initiative stakeholders in both official language
  • Some evening and weekend work will be a requirement to fulfill this position’s duties
  • Billingualism will be strongly considered
  • Asset – Some ability to use WordPress.

Please relate your personal skills and experience to what we’re looking for above.

Any student in Social Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism, and Communications that in the future intends to be working on projects in either the non-profit, public or private sector will be gaining long-term practical skill development to serve them well in their future careers. Working well with others and working through problems are essential for these sectors.

This part-time position will begin the week of June 2 and work for 217.5 hours (2-3 days per week) until the week of August 31 2018.

 

Natural Pest Control Workshop – June 13

When: June 13 7:00 – 9:00
Where:  Plant Recreation Centre, 930 Somerset Street West
Cost: $10.00 or pay what you can

This workshop will help the organic gardener manage those pesky pests that tend to take up so much our summer!  Some of this workshop instructs on removing pests from the garden, but it is primarily concerned with proactive decisions in the garden’s early stages. Learn to encourage more beneficial insects to your garden & plant in ways that prevent pest & disease issues.

We’re Hiring! Three Summer Student Positions!

 

For more information about Just Food, please see www.justfood.ca 

TO APPLY: All of the following must be met:

– Please send your resumé and cover letter within one attached document to info@justfood.ca by May  8that 5:00 pm.
– For Position A, Just Food Farm Site Developer, resumés will be reviewed as they come in and we will schedule interviews and hire as soon as we have a successful candidate.
– Your email must have the subject line “Summer Student Hiring” for it to be considered.
– Interviews will be on May 10th and 11th.  (If you cannot make one of these dates, please state reason in your cover letter).
– 3 references must be provided on request.

  • Position A: Just Food Farm Site Developer
  • Position B: Just Food Farm Animator
  • Position C: Agri-Tourism Event Animator – Bilingual position

One more position may be available, pending funding, please check back Friday May 4thfor information on this position

Summer Student Work Terms:

Positions A, and B are full-time positions. Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year. Position A and B are part oftheCanada Summer Jobs  grant stream with Employment and Social Development Canada.

Position C is a part-time position. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or postsecondary institution or within six months of graduation and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment.

Position C is part of the Government of Ontario’s 2018 Summer Experience Program.  This position is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport and the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

All positions offer a salary of $15/hour

General Requirements (for all positions):

  • Keen interest in, commitment to, and some knowledge of food/farming systems and community-based initiatives.
  • Ability to work independently in an office environment
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to balance taking initiative with strong team communication skills

Please relate your personal skills and experience to what we’re looking for below. If you are interested in more than one position, make sure your cover letter and resume indicate this clearly.

 

Job Descriptions:

A)  Just Food Farm Site Developer

This position will support the critical early season development of Just Food Community Farm, a non-profit demonstration and training farm.  The Just Food Farm Site Developer will have a variety of tasks related to farm site management.

  • Field preparation and management – ability to use a tractor
  • Conduct soil nutrient tests
  • Design & implement fertility/crop plan for summer on entire farm
  • Manage demonstration seed variety trials
  • Rogue and select demonstration seed adaptation crops
  • Develop a plan for new sugar bush management
  • Work with a local conservation authority & National Capital Commission to determine a water reservoir plan for the farm with connection to the existing tile drainage system
  • Develop and monitor irrigation expansion

In addition to the qualifications listed in the general section the ideal candidate will have:

  •  A background in Agriculture Sciences, Horticultural sciences, or Geography/Environmental Science.
  • Ability and interest to perform outdoor field work (including grass-cutting on riding lawn-mower).
  • Have taken, or willing to take the tractor safety course through Workplace Safety and Protection Services.

This position will begin at the latest on May 14 and work for 30 hours per week until the week of August 3rd.

 

B)  Just Food Farm Animator

The Just Food Farm Animator will energize the Just Food Community Farm site by coordinating public events focused on skills-building in growing and using food, including speakers, workshops, art shows, musical events, etc. and one larger community celebration at the end of the season.

Just Food Farm Animator will have the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, conduct outreach for, and animate twice weekly community events (Wednesdays and Sundays), with the support of permanent staff
  • Develop communications for the JFF Programs
  • Collect information related to organic certification from site producers
  • Manage the inventory of shared equipment, infrastructure, tools and irrigation supplies
  • Support farm partners with farm schedules and documentation
  • Social media experience (Facebook, blogging, Twitter)
  • Comfortable and confident in speaking with members of the public and initiative stakeholders

In addition to the qualifications listed in the general section the ideal candidate will have:

  • Event Planning Experience
  • Good time management skills
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment
  • Willing to contribute time on weekends and evenings
  • Some experience with graphic design software
  • Bilingualism (French & English) is an asset
  • Some evening and weekend work will be a requirement to fulfill this position’s duties

Asset – Some ability to use WordPress.

This position will begin the week of May 28 and work for 30 hours per week until the week of August 17

 

C) Agri-Tourism Event Animator – Bilingual position

A priority for Just Food’s work is experiential tourism based on the burgeoning local agriculture sector in the Ottawa region.  Tours will be focused on food, rural life, agriculture, and gardening.

The Agri-Tourism Animator will be responsible to:

  • Work with our partners including farmers, breweries, wineries, community gardens, and local museums, to develop and coordinate rural tour experiences for tourists and Ottawa residents alike.
  • Create promotional material for tours and implement promotional strategy.
  • Set up payment portals for each tour, handle RSVPs from the public and specific requests, such as food preferences.
  • Coordinate tour destinations and work out agreements with hosts.
  • Coordinate logistics – including routes, timing, supplies, translation etc. for tours.
  • Invoice and track expenditures.
  • Participate in day-to-day processes and procedures at our office, including staff meetings, larger events, site tours, and more.

In addition to the qualifications listed in the general section the ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Event planning and implementation
  • Project coordination and time management
  • Project level financial tracking
  • Decision-making, problem solving and negotiation
  • Excellent writing in English – with particular emphasis on agreements, and speaking notes for tours
  • Social media (Facebook, blogging, Twitter)
  • Comfortable and confident in speaking with members of the public and initiative stakeholders in both official language
  • Some evening and weekend work will be a requirement to fulfill this position’s duties

Asset – Some ability to use WordPress.

Any student in Social Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism, and Communications that in the future intends to be working on projects in either the non-profit, public or private sector will be gaining long-term practical skill development to serve them well in their future careers. Working well with others and working through problems are essential for these sectors.

This part-time position will begin the week of May 14 and work for 14.5 hours per week until the week of August 24 2018

 

 

Powering ethical agriculture with the sun

In the Alternatives Journal, Gideon Forman explores the use of solar power at The Just Food Farm.  Click here to read the article!

“Just Food is intriguing not only for its status as a rural-urban hybrid. It also boasts an unusual electricity source: a 10-kilowatt photovoltaic array launched in October 2017  with the financial assistance of Bullfrog Power and Beau’s Brewery. The PV panels power a cooler and greenhouse — where the group will attempt year-round growing — and a circa-1920s barn that serves as an education centre.”