Get a booth at the Lifestyle Expo

Posted on : 2024-02-14

For those of you interested in getting a booth at the Cornwall & Area Lifestyle Expo, check out this link for more information and to register.

Our members also have a discount to join!

You just need to click the non-member “Buy Spot” button and use the below discount codes at checkout to get the member rate.

Discount Codes:



An Event on the PR Recreational Trail

Posted on : 2024-02-14

An event on the PR Recreational Trail

The trail is looking at hosting a sample tasting event, this year.

The current concept is for vendors to sell their products on a market style event along part of the trail. The most important bit is for these vendors to offer delicious samples of their products that can set them appart from others.

Think of using your product as part of a bight sized, sample sandwitch as an example or as a small beverage.

The trail is looking to see what vendors would be interested in participating.

Please let us know if you are interested!

TVC22 Project

Posted on : 2024-02-14

In collaboration with TVC22, we’re embarking on a project to create a series of videos that explore the origins of food and showcase incredible recipes you can prepare with it.

As part of this endeavor, we’ll be venturing directly to the source of our food to capture authentic content and gather cooking recipes.

From Foire Gourmande to Savour the Field

Posted on : 2024-02-14

We are organizing Savour the Field this year. For those of you who remember our passed “Foire Gourmande” it is a similar concept. Farm/restaurant drop ins during the day and possibly a payed dinner on one of the participating farms.

Who of you would be interested in participating?
Let us know by replying to the newsletter!

Retrofit Program

Posted on : 2024-02-08

Incentives to help speed up your payback on energy-efficiency equipment upgrades.

Small Business Program 

Posted on : 2024-02-08

Drive your business forward with Save on Energy incentives of up to $3,000 for eligible lighting equipment and up to $2,500 for eligible non-lighting equipment.

Promoting Agriculture and Food Carrers Initiative

Posted on : 2024-02-08

The purpose of the Initiative is to promote careers in the agriculture and food sector through Agricultural Societies. There are 2 components:

  • Provide money through Initiative Payment(s) to Agricultural Societies to promote and distribute pre-existing materials related to agriculture and food career opportunities at Fairs and Events.
  • Provide money through Initiative Payment(s) to Agricultural Societies so they can develop their own local agriculture and food career promotion materials and activities.


Posted on : 2024-02-06

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Objective: To provide an overview of good pruning practices for fruit trees and shrubs to optimize health and fruit production; and to present some examples of work accomplished to date to restore forests following the derecho of 2022.

More info

Cluster Innovation Table — Call for Participants

Posted on : 2024-02-06

PARO is holding its first national cluster innovation table (CIT) on agriculture. The CIT is an opportunity for women to access partner resources, programs, and networks to help them grow. In the second half of the CIT, women are provided the opportunity to give feedback on PARO and partner programs to make them more women-focused and women-friendly.

Here are the selection criteria:

  1. Be at least 51% women-owned and women-led
  2. Be located in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, or British Columbia
  3. Have at least $50,000 in revenue
  4. Be looking to scale

A national francophone CIT is planned for later in the year.

Questions and enquiries can be directed to parobizeast@paro.ca

Roundup and Lawsuits

Posted on : 2024-02-06

Research suggests a link between the popular glyphosate weed killer Roundup and cancer. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer concluded glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic,” but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maintains more evidence is needed.

Click here to read more.

Thousands of people have filed lawsuits that blame Roundup for causing non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other related cancers. They say Roundup’s maker knew or should have known of the risks but failed to properly warn consumers.

Click here to read more.