Focus on North Hastings!

What a bountiful region we live in! Harvest Hastings promotes sustainable agriculture and forestry, our creative rural communities, and local food, wood, and other products produced from the land in Hastings County (from North Hastings down to Belleville and Quinte West). For the month of October, we will highlight producers based in North Hastings – Maynooth, Bancroft, Coe Hill, Bannockburn, etc… If you are a producer in the North, we’d love to hear about what you’re up to! Please email [email protected] to share your events, news and information about your business. If you know of a business that is not yet listed on our website, please help us get in touch with them!

Share your news and special events with us!

We love hearing about what all of our members are up to! Please connect with us about your upcoming events or other news so we can share on social media! Next month, you can meet us in person at the Holiday Market in the Village in Stirling on November 12 from 4 to 8 p.m.

New funding opportunities!

Improving Ontario’s Agri-Food Businesses Productivity — The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $3 million to help Ontario food, beverage and other agri-food businesses improve the productivity of their operations. This funding will make the sector more competitive by helping businesses purchase new equipment, adopt innovative technologies, and automate processes. Find out more information here.

Ontario Tourism Recovery Program (OTRP) will support eligible tourism businesses that have been hardest hit by COVID-19. Eligible activities Include farm-, agriculture-, and horticulture-based businesses that provide entertainment, education, or active participation in the activities of the farm or operation. This may include guided interpretive tours, culinary interpretive experiences, hands-on activities, mazes, animal rides/petting barns, and wagon/sleigh rides. Find out more information here.

New learning opportunities!

OMAFRA’s first Teeny Tiny Summit of the year is now open and will be taking place on October 13. Teeny Tiny Summits share practical examples, lessons learned and community economic development tactics that are scale appropriate for Ontario’s smallest communities. You won’t want to miss Tareq Hadhad, from Peace by Chocolate, as the keynote speaker. The theme of their first session is Welcoming Newcomers in Teeny Tiny Places. More information available on their website.

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