Local 316 Accomplishments

Here is a list of some of our other accomplishments from over the years

On-going Collaboration with and support for other food and farm organizations in the region …Such as writing support letters for grant proposals and co-sponsoring community events.
On-going Sustainability and Economic Development Participation in sustainability and economic development activities of the County of Frontenac and the City of Kingston.
On-going Farmers Market Promotional Index (ongoing) Working with local farmers markets to produce a promotional index card listing all the markets in the region
On-going Agricultural Community Award Sponsorships Sponsoring awards in the agricultural community (Verona Garlic Festival, beef show at the Kingston Fall Fair, 4-H scholarships in Frontenac and Lennox-Addington Counties)
2016 Hosted Region 3 Convention/ NFU Ontario Annual Meeting Hosted and assisted in organizing Region 3Convention/NFU Ontario Annual Meeting in Kingston in March
2016 Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario Conference Collaborated with EFAO in organizing and hosting conference in Kingston
2013 Day of Action to Stop GM Alfalfa Public demonstration in Kingston in April as part of national campaign
2006-2012 Food Down the Road Publications Publication of local food and farm directories, newspapers and website as well as reports related to project work.
2010-2012 NFU Open Farms Organized ‘open farm’ day, inviting community members to drop in to several farms for tours, tasting, family fun, and more.
2011 Poultry Abattoir Study Feasibility Study for a poultry abattoir in Frontenac County.
2004-2006 NFU Feast of Fields Attended by more than 700 people each year, connecting local farmers, chefs and eaters.