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Harvest Hastings is about living lightly on the land. Sustainability has sections on land stewardship, tree planting, managing woods and wildlife at  Caring for Land; discussion about Climate Change; find out about Green Communities, and read about what's happening in Local Agriculture and Local Forestry. There are  AudioVideos, and a Photo Gallery. Look for "Know your farmer" video or audio interviews with local farmers and other producers. Web links has links to local organizations as well as provincial ones. Check Coming Events to find workshops, agricultural events, community meals and much more. 

Food Handler Training Course

May 12, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Bancroft Community Transit has made arrangements for a special Food Handler Training Course on May 22 offered by the Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit.  BCT's new commercial community kitchen, "Roundtable Kitchens", in the Heart of the Park facility in Riverside Park, will require all food handlers to have taken the course.  Please note that the Health Unit will only consider you registered once you pay the $35 fee.  If you require more information please contact the Health Unit directly at (613) 332-4555.  

Whether you are a processor of local food products or a social service providers who will be conducting food training in the new facility, this is a great opportunity to get the certification you will need.  Plans are also  underway to offer future courses that will be of interest to small producers including such things as labelling, nutritional analysis and more.


Event Date and Time: 
May 22, 2015 - 09:00 - 15:30


Hastigns Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
1 Manor Lane
Bancroft, ON K0l1CU

Community Trees Stirling Rawdon

May 12, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Event Date and Time: 
May 16, 2015 - 09:00 - 11:00


Stirling CN Train Station
122 North Front Street
Stirling, ON K0K3E0
44° 17' 31.1532" N, 77° 33' 51.678" W

Get tick smart

May 9, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Join us as Public Health Inspector Aptie Sookoo talks about ticks.  Ticks are a reality for people who spend time outdoors, on their property, or at Conservation Areas and other trails.  Some tick bites might result in Lyme Disease.  Find out what you need to know about ticks in our area.

Event Date and Time: 
May 26, 2015 - 19:00 - 20:30


Quinte Conservation
2061 Old Highway 2
Belleville, ON K8N4Z2
44° 8' 53.9232" N, 77° 25' 37.8012" W

OAFVC is open

May 6, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Premier Kathleen Wynne opens the Ontario Agri Food Venture Centre in Colborne, Northumberland, Ontario on Friday, May 1. The centre has facilities for food processing, cooking, packaging, product development and storage that one can rent by the half day or by the day at reasonable cost. Staff is available to give business advice, assist with grant applications, product development and legislative assistance. 

Find out more about the facilities at the OAFVC  

In the photo are Dan Borowec, (left) Economic Development Manager, Warden of Northumberland, Marc Combs (centre) and Premier Kathleen Wynne (right). Not visible are Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal and Lou Rinaldi, MPP Northumberland Quinte West. Susan Vander Bosch photo. 

Premier Wynne opens the Ontario Agri Food Venture Centre

Quinte Tweed Master Gardener Plant Sale

April 27, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Event Date and Time: 
May 16, 2015 - 08:00 - 12:00


Parkdale Community Centre
119 Birch Street
Belleville, ON K8P2P7
44° 10' 49.6056" N, 77° 24' 24.5196" W
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