Check out these great ideas for building farming industry & rural economies: 

  

1. FarmLINK´s MatchMaker tool brings together new farmers who are looking for land or mentorship with farm owners who have land available or expertise to share. [FarmDATE NL anyone?] http://www.farmlinkontario.ca/ 

2. New Canadian Organic Website answer your questions:
WHAT does organic mean? 

HOW can I go organic? 

WHERE can I find organic goods?
WHY are so many choosing organic? 

http://www.organicbiologique.ca/en/index.html 

3. Where can I find….?? 

Farmers have asked about where to find organic packaging. Check it out (and So much more) on OTA’s The Organic Pages Online: 

http://www.theorganicpages.com/topo/commercialactivity.html?ca=packaging 

4. Catch up on reading: 

“If you want to be on the cutting edge of commercial-scale, soil-friendly farming technologies, techniques, markets, news, analysis and trends, look to Acres U.S.A.” http://www.acresusa.com/magazines/magazine.htm 

5. CONGRATULATIONS – The Organic Farm 

NL organic Farm Yields National Tourism Award 

by Kerri Breen, The Telegram 

Melba Rabinowitz of the Organic Farm in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (Newfoundland & Labrador) got a standing ovation in Saint John, N.B., Tuesday (Nov. 3) when her family farm won at the National Awards for Tourism Excellence ceremony. …. 

Melba Rabinowitz says the recognition is not just an honour for the farm, but is significant for the organic movement in the province, which they have been leaders in.

 

“It brings attention to (the fact) that restaurants want good, local food and prefer organics,” she said. 

To see full article: http://www.atlanticfarmfocus.ca/index.cfm?sid=302488&sc=593

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