On Sunday August 18th, Grazing Days will be the last stop of the Canadian Organic Growers – Ottawa Chapter Farm Tour.

The tour will be visiting three different farms in the Greely / Manotick Station Area – just south of the Ottawa airport:

 

1. Morning: Arc Acres Farm (organic vegetables, beef and pork) between Manotick and Greely at 1538 Manotick Station Road (http://www.arcacres.ca)
2. Afternoon: (to be confirmed) Roots and Shoots Farm (certified organic vegetables) at the corner of Mitch Owens Drive and Manotick Station Road (http://www.rootsandshootsfarm.com)
3. Later afternoon: Grazing Days Farm (non-certified organic beef) just 400m from Roots and Shoots Farm (http://www.grazingdays.com)
Bring a picnic lunch and we’ll enjoy a picnic at a site along the way.

If you are interested in joining the farm tour, contact Dick at dcoote@xplornet.com to register.

 

Also please visit https://cog.ca/ottawa/organic-farm-and-gardentours/ for more details

On 31 May 2012, Grazing Days issued a press release to help spread the word about this amazing source of local grass-fed beef and to let people know that shares for the 2012/2013 beef delivery season are now available.

To order your 2012/2013 grass-fed beef, please visit our Beef CSA page here: http://www.grazingdays.com/our-food/our-beef/our-beef-csa/

To view a copy of the 31 May press release, please click here: http://www.grazingdays.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Grazing-Days-Press-Release-31-May-2012.pdf

A heart-felt thanks for all of your support and allowing Grazing Days to continue making delicious grass-fed beef available to households throughout Ottawa.

 

 

Executive Director (ED)

The Executive Director (ED) will work with the Board and Executive of the NFU to successfully implement the policy directives of the membership. The ED will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the National Office of the NFU and work in a management role with the Director of Finance and Director of Policy and Research. The ED will take a leadership role in identifying emerging issues, setting priorities and maximizing the effectiveness of the resources of the NFU. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to take an active responsibility for the operations of a national not-for-profit organization. He or she will:

 

possess a genuine interest in farming and food issues;
have experience working with an elected/nonprofit/volunteer board;
understand budgeting and accounting processes;
have experience in managing staff and volunteers;
demonstrate effective written and verbal communication;
have experience editing and publishing documents;
have confidence in speaking to the media and public; and
will be self‐directed, creative, enthusiastic and organized.

 

 

The position will be located in the NFU National Office in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and will involve occasional travel.

 

 

Interested parties please send resume and cover letter by email to nfu@nfu.ca by February 21, 2012.

 

May 262011

This story is from the CBC:

Beef prices in Ottawa up 15% from last year

CBC News

Posted: May 6, 2011 8:56 AM ET

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One of the owners of Hintonburger, Thomas Williams, holds a notice explaining a price increase for burgers due to the rising cost of beef. One of the owners of Hintonburger, Thomas Williams, holds a notice explaining a price increase for burgers due to the rising cost of beef. Ashley Burke/CBCStores and restaurants are raising the price of beef for customers as demand outstrips supply in Ottawa.

Steve Spratt, who runs Ottawa’s largest livestock auction, said the average price of beef is 15 per cent higher than a year ago.

“There’s less cattle out and around the countryside,” Spratt said, adding that it was driving up demand and prices accordingly.

“Not only at the sales barn, but at the stores for the customers,” he said.

Spratt said the shortage was due to farmers leaving the business last year, apparently because they couldn’t afford the feed costs and low market price.

At Hintonburger, owner Thomas Williams said the cost of organic beef has risen by 30 per cent from last year.

It’s a hike he’s had to pass on to his patrons, making burgers about 50 cents more expensive.

“We were just eating the cost,” he said. “There was a break in revenue. We were behind on a couple bills. It was hard.”

Beef prices are expected to continue to rise slightly over the summer.

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