East Gwillimbury-Based Mushroom Farm Sets Sights on Becoming Biggest Operation of its Kind in Canada
Right now, Sharon Mushroom Farm is shipping 90,000 lbs of mushrooms per week to grocers such as Vince’s, Walmart and Costco. The expansion, which is to be completed next year, will have 24 mushroom rooms and will more than double the current operation.
Full Article: www.yorkregion.com
Vaughan Headquartered Cara Operations to Merge with Keg Restaurants Ltd.
VAUGHAN, ON, Jan. 23, 2018 /CNW/ – Cara Operations Limited (TSX: CARA) (“Cara”), Keg Restaurants Ltd. (“KRL”) and The Keg Royalties Income Fund (the “Fund”) are pleased to announce that Cara and KRL have agreed to merge pursuant to the terms of a binding letter of intent.
Full Article: www.newswire.ca
Premier Wynne Celebrates Agri-Food Innovation in Ontario
Richmond Hill’s Ownace produces high-quality nutritious food products such as cereal, quinoa, oats and honey. In Nanjing, they signed an agreement that will open up China’s East Territory as a new market for the company’s food products.
Another Richmond Hill company, Canada Lawkes International Natural Health Products, signed a deal in Chongqing. They will supply Ontario-grown ginseng to be used in Chinese medicine and health supplements.
Full Article: news.ontario.ca
18 Employers in York Region Make The Top 100 GTA Employers List
This list highlights companies with significant hiring locations within York Region. Other companies on the Top 100 list may have smaller operations within York Region, but have not been included.
Full List: www.canadastop100.com
Toronto-York TTC Subway Extension Readies for December Opening
The new TTC subway extension from Downsview Park Station in Toronto to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre in York Region will open on Dec. 17, just 30 days from today. The new subway extension will provide subway service that moves beyond regional boundaries in Ontario for the very first time.
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East Gwillimbury Top Agricultural Producer in York Region
Numbers released by York Region, as part of the Agriculture and Agri-food Update, show East Gwillimbury is the agricultural powerhouse of the Region.
Full Article: www.yorkregion.com
Agriculture Remains a Priority for York Region
According to the Agriculture and Agri-food strategy report, the economic impact of the agri-food chain in York Region is over six billion dollars. From humble roots in farming over one-hundred years ago, to gross farm sales of $301 million in 2016, the agriculture industry continues to grow.
Full Article: www.york.ca
La Rocca Creative Cakes Opens New Store Concept and Innovation Centre in Richmond Hill
RICHMOND HILL, ON, (Sep. 26, 2017) — The drive behind La Rocca Creative Kitchen is to act as a hub for research and development of new and creative desserts in an interactive space to engage with the community and a learning centre for those in the bakery industry.
Full Article: www.laroccakitchen.com
Agri-Food Profile of Stouffville-Based Greenbelt Microgreens: This New Food Trend is About to Be Everywhere – Microgreens
I was so pleased to receive an email from Ian Ritchie of Greenbelt Microgreens, inviting me to visit the farm and sample their product. Upon looking up their site I realized the greenhouse is located in Stouffville not far from where I grew up in Markham; I was intrigued.
Full Article: www.torontoguardian.com
York Region Developing Agriculture and Agri-Food Strategy to Enhance Thriving Agricultural Economy
Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York, with the support of the York Region Agricultural Advisory Liaison Group, is developing an agriculture and agri-food strategy to provide direction for the long-term growth of the agricultural and food production sector in York Region.
Full Article: www.yorksmallbusiness.ca