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posted May 18, 2006

Farmers' markets exempt from regulations

Broadcast News
Published: Thursday, May 18, 2006

TORONTO -- People who sell homemade goods at farmers' markets and roadside stands will have some extra breathing space this summer from Ontario health inspectors. Read more >>

Farmer direct marketing

posted May 18, 2006

There are issues around marketing organic produce to consumers by small farmers. Here's a proposal by the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario to deal with it:

Farmer Direct to Consumer Chicken Marketing Exemption
by Ann Slater, 24 April 2006

On March 23, EFAO, the National Farmers Union and the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario sent a joint proposal to the board of the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) requesting an exemption for farmer direct to consumer marketing of chicken. Below are a few excerpts from the proposal. If anyone would like to see the full proposal please contact me. Read more >>

Wal-Mart to sell organic foods

posted May 16, 2006

From the New York Times:

Starting this summer, there will be a lot more organic food on supermarket shelves, and it should cost a lot less.

Most of the nation's major food producers are hard at work developing organic versions of their best-selling products, like Kellogg's Rice Krispies and Kraft's macaroni and cheese.

Why the sudden activity? In large part because Wal-Mart wants to sell more organic food and because of its size and power, Wal-Mart usually gets what it wants.

Read more (pdf)>>

Market News, 2006

posted March 30, 2006

Market Wins Green Toronto Award of Excellence

The market has been chosen to receive a Green Toronto Award of Excellence in the Health Category. Read More >>

To learn more about these awards go to and to see the other recipients, go to the Green Toronto Awards winners page.

posted April 8, 2006

When Dufferin Grove Farmers' Market representatives were asked to go to City Hall for award photos, they became "movie extras" in a video advertising Green Toronto. Read more>>

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