Farms at Work Presentation – Remedies for Garlic Pests

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Field Research in Haliburton County on Natural Remedies for Garlic Pests
Presenters: Emma Horrigan and Angel Taylor
Saturday, March 4, 1:30 – 4:00
Lions Community Centre, 920 Larmer Line, Fraserville (near Peterborough), Ontario, K0L 1V0
Admission free

Vendor Applications are Available!

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The 2017 vendor applications are now available.  Before applying, please be sure to read our updated rules and regulations.

We are preparing for the 2017 season!

Dates & Times of our Markets:

Haliburton • May 23 – October 3 • Tuesdays • 12-4 PM 

Carnarvon • June 16 – October 6 • Fridays • 12-4 PM

Minden • May 20 – October 7 • Saturdays • 10-2 PM

Employment Opportunity

The Haliburton County Farmer’s Market Association is seeking a Market Manager for the 2017 Market season. This position runs from April 1 through December 31st. Market Manager tasks include assessing vendor applications, co- ordinating and communicating with vendors and volunteers, ensuring a smoothly running market on Tuesdays in Haliburton, Fridays in Carnarvon and Saturdays in Minden as well as engaging in promotional activities and maintaining social media communications associated with the market. The position requires access to a vehicle. The Market Manager reports to the HCFMA Board Chair. Training will be provided. Resumes should be submitted to HCFMA P.O. Box 846, Minden Ontario K0M 2K0 and must be received no later than December 31st.

HCFMA Support of Garlic Research

The HCFMA has been an active collaborator in a 3-year field research project to test the effectiveness of natural non-toxic remedies to control garlic pests.  Both leek moth and bulb and stem nematodes have been an increasing problem causing significant crop-loss to local garlic producers. This research project, funded by the Agricultural Adaptation Council’s Growing Forward 2 program (GF-2), has engaged local growers as citizen scientists partners.  The September issue of the Ontario Stewardship Network’s newsletter, Sno Squall, reports on the project and their participation. http://stewardshipnetwork.ca/sno-squall/

Mark your calendar!

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