Fauxmagerie Zengarry: Sharing Space

Posted on : 2023-05-16

Fauxmagerie Zengarry has been manufacturing cashew cheese in Alexandria, Ontario since 2013.  Their products are distributed Nationally in Canada.  They currently own a 10 000 ft2 HACCP and GMP certified production facility with trained staff and extra capacity and are looking to partner with other local plant-based food producers to help share costs and bring production under their roof.  There is a potential for co-packing, warehousing, frozen storage, packaging, labelling, pick and pack and office space sharing.  If you have a plant-based CPG brand and are looking for manufacturing or warehouse space, please get in touch with Lynda at Lynda@zengarry.com.

2023 Apples and Arts : Looking for Member Participants

Posted on : 2023-05-15

The Apples & Art Studio Tour is celebrating its 32nd year, taking place September 23rd and 24th in 2023. The arrival of fall is one of the most colourful events of the year in our area. The season dresses in its most vibrant hues while local artists open their creative space to visitors.

The goal of the Tour is to give the residents and visitors to Cornwall and area an opportunity to enjoy art in the spaces where it is actually created. It is a chance to meet the artists, to chat, to see their work in a natural setting and enjoy the wellness of visual beauty and friendly company. Our 2022 event realized more than 6,500 studio visitors who purchased more than $90,000 worth of art during the two-day event.

The EOAN member sites that joined the tour also experienced significant patronage from our tour-takers as they worked their way across SD&G, visiting our 44 studio locations. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be part of the 32nd Annual Apples & Art Studio Tour! Send us an email at services@agro-on.ca to let us know of your interest, before the May 31st deadline!

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 heuvlee2@gmail.com

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 https://forms.gle/MBhCkv1JbDiQ4Qv76 or for more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Paperboat Farms at hello@paperboatfarms.ca 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.

SavourEastOn.ca 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 services@agro-on.ca. We would love to have you there!