Annual Registered Dietitian Farm Tour

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Aldershot GO Station

1199 Waterdown Road

Burlington, ON L7T 4A8

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Farm & Food Care will be hosting a tour for Ontario’s Registered Dietitians on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, out of the Hamilton area.

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Presented by Farm & Food Care Ontario

All Registered Dietitians and dietetic interns are invited to attend. There’s no charge to participate but space is limited to 45 attendees.

Our coach bus will leave from Aldershot TTC station in Burlington at 8:30 a.m., bound for a full day’s tour, returning at about 5 p.m. There’s lots of parking at the station for those wishing to drive.

Highlights will include:

The DeVries family chicken farm - Melissa Devries raises broiler (meat) chickens on their family farm, along with her husband Les and their two daughters, Chloe, age 14 and Olivia, age 15. Melissa is also elected as a local representative to her provincial organization, Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) and is a strong advocate of the CFO Cares Food Bank Program. Annually, farmers enrolled in the program donate 700 kg of chicken to a food bank of their choice. This is a unique opportunity to see inside a facility that is normally restricted to guests due to strict biosecurity protocols to protect the birds. Guests will be required to don biosecurity garments (provided) before entering the barn. At the time of the tour, chickens in Melissa’s barn will be almost three weeks of age.

Gourmet Taste of Ontario lunch at Vineland Estates winery www.vineland.com

Second horticultural stop to be confirmed

Speakers on the bus will also talk about the issues that we’re are often asked about. What is the difference between organic and conventional food? Should we be concerned about hormones in our food? Why do farmers use antibiotics? Are pesticides and herbicides posing a threat to our environment?

The day will also begin with a tail-gate party and will feature lots of extras along the way including the chance to meet with local farmers who are passionate about what they do, win door prizes and learn more about food and farming in Ontario.

Partners include:

Chicken Farmers of Canada, Croplife Canada, Canola – Eat Well.

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Aldershot GO Station

1199 Waterdown Road

Burlington, ON L7T 4A8

Canada

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