Topic

farming

12 petitions

Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Jackie Tapp, Mayor Taso Christopher, Stummon-Button , M Macdonald, N Carter

Make it easier to distinguish & support local products at The Belleville Farmers Market

The city of Belleville has had an operating Farmers Market for nearly two Centuries. In that time it has grown, adapted and changed. It is time for it to change again. We want to make it easier to support our local producers.   We request that the word local be clearly defined in the rule handbook for the Belleville Farmers Market, as items produced within the Bay of Quinte region. Currently in Ontario the word local applies to all produce grown in the province. We request that any products from outside the Bay of Quinte region and/or being resold in this market should clearly state where they were produced. This will allow consumers to have a clear choice to support products grown and produced in this immediate area and facilitate in supporting and encouraging local farms. We request a review by the city to ensure that ALL vendors are complying with the current rule that reselling is to be limited to 35% of the sellers product line. We request that the market be opened to other locally produced products to diversify the offerings available such as local craft beverages. Which are now allowed to be sold at Ontario farmers markets as of Feb. 18, 2016. We request that the Belleville Farmers Market slowly reduce the amount of reselling of items and replace these items or vendors with products produced within the Bay of Quinte region. City of Belleville Farmers Market Handbook CBC Market Place Investigation on Farmers Markets

Eden Oterholm
507 supporters
This petition won 1 week ago

Petition to Diane Rabenda

Stop the Halton Catholic School Board's expropriation of our family's farm land

200 years of my family farm history could be erased…  please read My name is Jessica McCann I am 20 years old and am currently attending to the University of Guelph for a degree in Agriculture. My family has lived in the town of Milton for over 200 years and I am the 7th generation on our land. I am attending school to continue our family run business and long-standing tradition of guaranteed quality. Recently the Halton Catholic District School Board has decided that they are going expropriate almost 20 acres of our family’s farm to build a Secondary School. They are planning on building the school, set to hold 1400-1500 students right next to our barns. This is a very poor decision on the part of the school because you do not put 1400 students in the middle of a working cattle farm. These young people will be incredibly close to herds of unpredictable 2000-pound beef animals which would create a very hazardous work and school situation. Our family has no intention on leaving our farm and this expropriation and construction is not only dangerous but could destroy our operation. This is an operation that we have worked to keep in our family for 200 years and that we continue to work to uphold every day. There is 2300 acres of undeveloped development land that is around our farm, much of which are the fields immediately next door to us. The developers in Milton have allowed for this population expansion and created the need for yet another school in Milton. Why is it that the Catholic School Board is not holding these developers responsible for their actions and putting development land to use? Why are we going to destroy another family farm rather than use available development land? We are trying to spread this information to as many people as possible. Thank you immensely for your support The McCann Family

Jessica McCann
37,094 supporters