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Organic Consumer Survey

Organic Consumer Survey

  • Survey closes: December 16

ACORN is embarking on the first-ever comprehensive consumer study on organics in the Maritimes.  

The data we collect will not only help existing and new farms and processors in growing the local organic supply to best meet the demand, but also provide a baseline insight to Maritime consumers’ understanding of organics. 

So if you are not a farmer/processor yourself, please take 5-10 minutes of your time to let us know about your grocery shopping preferences and priorities, your understanding of various food labels, and your interest (or disinterest) in local organic products. We value all opinions and insights! 

Click here to complete the survey 

Survey closes: December 16th

Sondage auprès des consommateurs biologiques

Sondage auprès des consommateurs biologiques

  • Le sondage se termine : 16 décembre

ACORN s'embarque dans sa toute première étude complète auprès des consommateurs au sujet du biologique aux Maritimes. Les données que nous recueillons vont non seulement aider les fermes existantes, les nouvelles fermes et les transformateurs à faire croitre l'approvisionnement biologique local afin de mieux répondre à la demande, mais elles vont également fournir une perspective de base sur la compréhension des consommateurs des Maritimes à propos des aliments biologiques. 

Alors, si vous n'êtes pas un fermier/un transformateur vous-même, veuillez prendre de 5 à 10 minutes de votre temps pour nous informer sur vos préférences et vos priorités en matière d'achats d'épiceries, de votre compréhension de différentes étiquettes alimentaires, ainsi que sur votre intérêt (ou désintérêt) pour les produits biologiques locaux. Votre avis et vos opinions sont précieux ! 

Cliquez ici pour compléter le sondage 

Fin du sondage : le 16 décembre 

Permaculture Site Tour

  • October 22, 2017 9am-4pm
  • 1217 Belmont Rd, Hants County, NS

Motheroak Permaculture is again offering an in-depth site tour, including a light lunch, with plenty of time for Q&A, discussions on nine years of regeneration and builiding resilience, and simply wandering around. Fee is $25 per person/$40 per couple. Registration is limited so please apply early. RSVP alexdenicola@hotmail.com.

Atlantic Food Summit 2017

  • October 26, 2017
  • Best Western Glengarry, Truro, NS

Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. and the Atlantic Food and Beverage Processors Association have partnered to bring together leading businesses in Atlantic Canada to hear from industry experts including the Conference Board of Canada about the Future of Food in Atlantic Canada. The Summit will involve an overview of food performance in all Atlantic Provinces from the Conference Board of Canada’s 2016 Provincial Report on Food, as well as a short and medium term economic and profitability outlook for Atlantic Canada’s agri-food and seafood manufacturing sectors. Leading experts in the Atlantic Canadian Food sector will provide high level insights and thoughts on how businesses can best look to the future opportunities for Atlantic Canada. Find full event and registration details here.

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference

  • October 29 & October 30-October 31
  • Hilton/ Fallsview, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Save the dates! Go on the AWC EAST 2017 Wine Tour on October 29, 2017 and the AWC EAST 2017 Conference on October 30 & 31, 2017, in Hilton/ Fallsview, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Whether you are in a career path with an organization, are a producer, rancher, entrepreneur, greenhouse, nursery or vineyard owner or work in corporate agri-business, Advancing Women Conference is where women like you can join a community to listen, learn, network and grow.  This is one of the first and largest one-of-a-kind leadership conferences for women in agriculture in Canada. Come and join women from across Canada and be inspired! Learn more