Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Putting Food On The Table


Local farmers to bring their own food for City dinner.


Grey Bruce farmers are bringing food into Owen Sound for a three course dinner to celebrate local food tomorrow.

Desboro Farmer Sean McGivern put together the affair which will be held at the Grey Granite Club.

McGivern says the pork will be coming from his farm, the beef will be coming from Twin Creek farm near Meaford and the turkey will be coming from the Dick's farm in the Markdale area.

Organic vegetables will be coming from Fannings organic farm in the Baden area.

McGivern says this is a great opportunity for city residents to meet and eat with the people who put food on their table on a regular basis.

He says in the Grey Bruce area there has been a noticeable increase in the number of small farms being operated in this region over the past few years.

McGivern says a lot of former city residents are moving to the region to take up farming as a second career and are doing it on a small scale and being profitable at the same time.


The 27th annual Ontario Mid Western Ontario Agri Fair opens today.

The fair is a unique opportunity for farmers to meet face to face with the people they do business on a regular business.

There will be dozens of different exhibits on the floor -- from feed and seeds to solar power.

The Agri Fair will be held from Noon till 9 today and tomorrow at the Chesley Community Centre.


Demand for lamb was up sharply this Easter because the religious holiday fell on the same Sunday for Orthodox and western Christian faiths.

Butchers report a price spike for milk-fed lambs coveted by the large Italian and Greek communities in Toronto and Montreal.

For some producers -- the Easter holiday accounts for about half of their lamb sales --  which means they must carefully time breeding, feeding, sale and slaughter of their livestock.



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