You've heard the saying "it takes a village to raise a child"? Well its no exception when it comes to building a family farm. We've surrounded ourselves with many local and not so local farmers, chefs, bakers, wine makers, retailers...the list goes on. We've learned so much from so many and I'm sure we've taught some ourselves as well. In the spirit of sharing as we have with so many, below you'll find a list of organizations built on just that -- learning and sharing is just the beginning.
The Niagara Local Food Co-operative is an innovative marketing and distribution system for local farmers, agricultural producers, and consumers. Essentially we are a virtual farmer’s market. Instead of driving to the market on specific days, or driving from farm to farm, you can order online at your convenience.
Ontario A dynamic farmer-led organization based in Guelph, Ontario, the OFA is the leading advocate for Ontario farmers, championing their interests through government relations, lobby efforts, community representation, media relations and more.
Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association (OFFMA) was founded in 1973 as a not-for-profit, educational, and promotional organization. Its general membership is made up of dedicated Ontario farmers with a keen interest in promoting the direct farm sales industry (which includes on-farm markets and pick-your-own operations) and encouraging improvements and maintaining integrity in the industry.
OMSPA is all about promoting and encouraging the wise use and development of the maple syrup industry in Ontario – and ensuring that the unique traditions associated with this craft continue for many centuries to come.
The Ontario Woodlot Association brings people together to share ideas and learn about forest management. To ensure the viability of non-Crown Land forests for future generations, we promote sustainable forestry management and advocate on behalf of woodlot owners.
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