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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 

2017 Young Farmers’ Leadership Summit

  • November 27-28, 2017
  • St. John's, NL

NL Young Farmers' Forum is hosting two days of inspiring topics that matter to young farmers. Lots of networking opportunities and practical knowledge to take back to the farm. Learn more and register here.

2017 ACORN Conference

2017 ACORN Conference

  • November 27-29
  • Truro, NS

Come celebrate the ongoing evolution and potential of organic agriculture with a conference program grounded in the four organic principles — Health, Care, Fairness and Ecology.

Conference registration is now open - register today! Registration closes November 17, 2017.

COG Focus Group: Understanding the Risks of Transitioning to Organic

  • November 27, 2017 12:30-2:30pm
  • Best Western Glengarry, Truro, NS

Canadian Organic Growers has spent the last few months working with researchers to identify the main risks involved in transitioning to organic production. Now it’s time to validate our findings – so we need to hear your story!

If you are interested in transitioning to organic, started to transition but stopped, have completed transition successfully, have been organic from the start, or want to tell us how we can support transition, then please join us at our producer focus group to discuss transition! Outcomes of this work will benefit organic and transitioning producers across the country. Thank you for being part of the solution! To save your spot at the table– RSVP to rachael@cog.ca. This focus group takes place during the ACORN Conference, but you do not have to be registered to participate in this focus group.