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EOAN presents it’s recent initiatives internationally!

Posted on : 2023-05-15

EOAN is currently supporting partners across Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Vermont and New York states working to develop an international culinary trail!  Although the project is still in it’s very early stages, we were invited to present our region during the International Conference on the occasion of the 16th World Agri Tourism Day 2023. A huge thanks to Agri Tourism India for hosting, and our incredible partners for this wonderful opportunity.

Red Fife Wheat available

Posted on : 2023-05-15

Our good friends over at King’s Lock Distillery have some beautiful Red Fife Wheat available to donate. Red Fife Wheat can be planted either in the spring or in the fall. If any of our members are interested in growing this beautiful heritage strain, send Nate an email at

Paperboat Farm : Savour the Field

Posted on : 2023-05-15

Paperboat Farm’s Savour the Field event NEEDS YOU

We’re excited to announce that on July 15, Savour the Field will be taking over  Eastern Ontario. This fun-filled day will begin at 10 AM, with participating agrifood businesses opening their doors to visitors and showcasing the best of what they have to offer.

To encourage everyone to explore as much as possible, the participating businesses will be mapped out, and an epic game with spectacular prizes will be played (which requires nothing on your part).

The day will conclude around 4 PM, with ticket holders heading over to Paperboat Farms for a farm-to-fork dinner featuring food from the farms they toured. Guests can enjoy entertainment, drinks, out of this world hyper local food, and a truly unforgettable experience.

To register follow the link or for more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Paperboat Farms at or call Evodie Smith at 613-662-8087.

SDG Counties 2023 Warden’s Breakfast

Posted on : 2023-05-15

On June 16th 2023 at 8:30, Warden Tony Fraser is hosting Dr. Kim Hellemans, a teaching professor and the Associate Dean of Science (Recruitment and Retention) at Carleton University. Dr. Hellemans will deliver a message of resiliency and strength as we grapple with the new challenges of today.

In addition, an array of local business leaders and community stakeholders will join Warden Fraser to discuss business, health care and community engagement. Speakers include:

  • Dan Pettigrew, owner, Foodland Winchester
  • Louis Beland, executive director, Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network
  • Cholly Boland, CEO, Winchester District Memorial Hospital
  • Gilles Froment, Senior Vice President, Government & Industry Relations, Lactalis Canada
  • Dr. Kim Hellemans, Associate Dean of Science (Recruitment and Retention) at Carleton University


This event will be held at the Joel Steele Community Center in Winchester. A full buffet breakfast will be served.

Click here to register!

Grassroots Growth Grant

Posted on : 2023-04-18

These Grassroots Growth Initiative (GGI) guidelines are subject to change from time to time and without notice. Applicants are encouraged to review the guidelines including appendices in their entirety before submitting an application.

The objectives of the GGI are to:

  • increase public engagement and support for agriculture, local food and rural development
  • build youth leadership capacity and increase youth involvement in the agri-food sector
  • enhance safety and risk management practices in the agri-food sector
  • strengthen public trust and public knowledge about Ontario’s agri-food systems
  • encourage agri-food and rural development outcomes


Click here for more information and to apply.

Experience Ontario 2023 Grant

Posted on : 2023-04-18

The Ontario government is introducing the Experience Ontario 2023 program for festivals and events taking place between April 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024.
This year, the government is investing almost $20 million in one-time funding through the Experience Ontario 2023 program to provide support to in-person festivals and events. The programming encourages people to travel, experience events in person and celebrate Ontario. makes a splash in the news.

Posted on : 2023-04-05

Le Droit highlighted EOAN’s work today (article in French only) with the our new SavourEastOn website.

Does Eastern Ontario have something unique? YES!

  • We have unique soil that is ideal for berries and small fruits. Also ideal to raise ducks, geese, and lamb.
  • We have unique climate which although does include harsh winters, includes beautiful and warm summers.
  • We have unique water, with Caledonia Springs.
  • We have unique people, welcoming, warm, and hardworking.


That is why we created SavourEastOn.

Save the Date – EOAN AGM – March 30th 2023

Posted on : 2023-03-14

Save the date for this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 30th at Stonehouse Vineyard, in Alexandria, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Registrations will be going out by email in a few weeks.
If your business is interested in offering some snacks or goodies, at this event, please let us know at We would love to have you there!

Meet Your Members at Cassburn Sweets

Posted on : 2023-03-10

Join us on Friday March 24th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cassburn Sweets, located at 2901 Cassburn Road in Vankleek Hill, for a Tour of our Sugar House in operation, complete with snacks and refreshments. All in attendance will have their names added to a draw for Cassburn Sweets garb as well as sample packs. Another great networking opportunity!

Click here to register for the event!

Calling local gardening vendors and exhibitors

Posted on : 2023-03-08

Come celebrate spring at the 8th Annual Cornwall Seedy Saturday, scheduled for March 18th, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Benson Centre, Cornwall.  After 3 years of virtual events, we are excited to welcome you back in person.

Register here!