Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

  • Prepping for the farm show

    Jan 27, 15 • 50 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

      Preparations are well underway today for the second annual Chatham-Kent Farm Show which will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre. Show organizer Stuart Galloway said the show has 120 exhibitors, up from 100 last...

  • Farmers can benefit from donating to food banks

    Oct 9, 14 • 247 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Ontario has announced an amendment to the Local Food Act which provides a new tax credit for farmers who donate to food banks. The new amendment creates a non-refundable tax credit worth 25% of the fair market value to farmers who donate their excess...

  • Rural life tribute housed in a barn

    Aug 28, 14 • 411 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Walking into Kim O’Neil’s barn is like walking into the set of a Canadian Pickers television show. Some people have stuff – he has STUFF. O’Neil has transformed the interior of the barn, built by his grandfather Thomas, into a tribute to a rural way...

  • Planting a new seed in C-K

    Aug 26, 14 • 1806 Views • Business, Feature Story3 Comments

    A new local seed corn production company is putting down roots in Chatham-Kent. Well, it’s essentially extending the root structures of families that have been farming here for generations. C&L Seed Production Inc. plans to be in operation in time for...

  • C-K Table launches new branding effort

    Aug 20, 14 • 715 Views • Feature Story, Life1 Comment

    Chatham farmer Bob Kerr is featured in a promotional photo for The C-K Table. Photos and videos of local farmers are at the heart of a slick social media campaign for the gala dinner, set for Sept. 7 at Kerr Farms. The photos and videos, produced by Foster...

  • ‘Burg golf course to close

    Aug 19, 14 • 1829 Views • Feature Story, Local News3 Comments

    Jack Adamson has been a member of the Baldoon Golf Club for 55 years and he’s been in charge of the senior men’s league for the past 24. All of that may end this fall with the planned closure of the Wallaceburg-area course. “It’s a damned shame, but I...

  • Plowing match digs a furrow or two

    Aug 12, 14 • 459 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Aidan Carnegie of Ridgetown looks back at his plot while competing at the 78th annual Chatham-Kent Plowing Match Aug. 9. The 14-year-old was one of about 35 people who took to the field in Dover Centre to compete in the various plowing classes. The weather...

  • School snack program goes local

    May 21, 14 • 530 Views • Feature Story, Local News1 Comment

    Kids are eating more local fruits and vegetables thanks to Chatham-Kent’s first Farm to School Nutrition program. The pilot project, launched on March 31, delivers locally grown fruits and vegetables to 1,700 children at eight participating schools. Eight...

  • Buy Local! Buy Fresh!

    Apr 17, 14 • 364 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    The new Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Chatham-Kent maps are available. This is the fourth edition, and the maps are free. They’re available at local libraries, municipal service centres, and at a variety of local businesses. You can also download the map from the...

  • Grown in CK brand launched

    Apr 7, 14 • 1248 Views • Feature Story, Local News6 Comments

    Food producers in Chatham-Kent are moving forward with a new initiative to showcase how the community “grows for the world.” Through partnerships with Chatham-Kent Agri-Development, Chatham-Kent Food Policy Council, Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit...