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We’re exceedingly lucky in this region. There are a number of farms offering direct purchases of most staple food items including meat. Consider now a good opportunity if you are able to contact them directly about purchasing. Here, you don’t need to go to the whole cattle stage as it’s not affordable for many.

Also, look into local farm shares too. We have numerous farms that offer you a percent of their yield for an upfront investment in their farms for the season.

Lots of food options here come what may.
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We’re exceedingly lucky in this region. There are a number of farms offering direct purchases of most staple food items including meat. Consider now a good opportunity if you are able to contact them directly about purchasing. Here, you don’t need to go to the whole cattle stage as it’s not affordable for many. 

Also, look into local farm shares too. We have numerous farms that offer you a percent of their yield for an upfront investment in their farms for the season. 

Lots of food options here come what may.

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Buy local...Carl’s Meats is great!

Also, Little Brown Cow always has lots of meat! Beef, chicken, etc!!!

When I was a kid I remember going to the abattoir once a month. Purchase local & you get quality, save money & support your neighbours & the community.

Faul farms in ayr sells excellent beef, chicken, lamb and pork Mordens meats in flamborough sells everything and they deliver to paris!! Enjoyed some tasty boar sausage in my last order

Know of any locally you can direct me too?

Excellent. Is there a directory of contacts ? I do not know any farmers.

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So happy to announce that the County of Brant has now partnered with the Equal Ground Community Gardens group to help sponsor backyard food gardens this summer in the County of Brant.

Read below for details on how you can sign up.

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2020

County of Brant Partners with Equal Ground Community Gardens

County of Brant, ON – The County of Brant has been selected to participate in a pilot project and help expand the Equal Ground Community Gardens program.

Equal Ground Community Gardens has been initiating community gardens in the area since 2009,” said Jake Cerson, Community Development Coordinator for the County of Brant. “They provide assistance and support to a vast network of community garden projects. Currently, they support and maintain a total of 33 active community gardens throughout the City of Brantford including 15 garden sites found in neighbourhood parks and public spaces.”

Due to the uncertainly of COVID-19 and community gardens, Equal Ground Community Gardens has developed a new plan which would seek to engage residents in the County of Brant to grow gardens on their properties.

Equal Ground Community Gardens will accept registrations from County of Brant residents, on a first come, first serve basis and while supplies last. Free seeds, plants and an online training video will be provided to help participants grow their own healthy food. As well, participants are asked to pledge to donate a portion of what they grow to the local food bank enhancing food access in the County of Brant.

To get involved or for more information, visit Equal Ground Community Gardens’ Facebook page @CommunityGarden or email EqualGroundCommunityGardens@gmail.com.
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So happy to announce that the County of Brant has now partnered with the Equal Ground Community Gardens group to help sponsor backyard food gardens this summer in the County of Brant. 

Read below for details on how you can sign up.

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2020
 
County of Brant Partners with Equal Ground Community Gardens
 
County of Brant, ON – The County of Brant has been selected to participate in a pilot project and help expand the Equal Ground Community Gardens program. 
 
“Equal Ground Community Gardens has been initiating community gardens in the area since 2009,” said Jake Cerson, Community Development Coordinator for the County of Brant. “They provide assistance and support to a vast network of community garden projects. Currently, they support and maintain a total of 33 active community gardens throughout the City of Brantford including 15 garden sites found in neighbourhood parks and public spaces.”
 
Due to the uncertainly of COVID-19 and community gardens,  Equal Ground Community Gardens has developed a new plan which would seek to engage residents in the County of Brant to grow gardens on their properties.
 
Equal Ground Community Gardens will accept registrations from County of Brant residents, on a first come, first serve basis and while supplies last.  Free seeds, plants and an online training video will be provided to help participants grow their own healthy food.  As well, participants are asked to pledge to donate a portion of what they grow to the local food bank enhancing food access in the County of Brant.

To get involved or for more information, visit Equal Ground Community Gardens’ Facebook page @CommunityGarden or email EqualGroundCommunityGardens@gmail.com.

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Very happy to participate.. a vital intitiative to help families in need during this challenging time. Thank you for the leadership Brant County!

Awesome! I’ve contacted the email address. We would love to participate.

Rachael Louise

Happy to hear this! Cheryl Didtrek Antoski does a great job advocating for and organizing our community gardens in Brantford.

We're excited to participate!

Mary-Mae Dow?

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A really great woman who touched lives everywhere she went.Last Thursday a young woman named Julie Nichols-Clements who grew up in Paris, died of cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and those that loved her during this difficult time.

In her teen years Julie was a student at PDHS and was one of the girls in the Pathfinders girls group that would help the Optimists.

Julie helped with several things at the Optimist club during those years; doing dishes, handing out candy in the parades and helping to clean up at the club after the adult dances.
Julie was very compassionate and helpful to other students at PDHS.
She was very supportive of the Paris Optimist Club and always spoke with great pride about her involvement with the club.
As an adult Julie continued to lend moral support to everyone she met.

The Club has decided to add an annual award in memory of Julie, to be donated each year and given to a graduating student at the Awards and Graduation ceremony at PDHS.

If you would like to donate to this award please send your cheque to Paris Optimist Club, PO Box 93 Paris, Ont. N3L 3E5. Please mark on the comment line Julie.
We have many fond memories of Julie.

‪https://www.budgellfuneralhome.ca/obituary/julie-nichols-clements‬
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A really great woman who touched lives everywhere she went.

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Thank you to the Paris Optimist for honouring Julie in this way what a increditable gesture thank you so much. Julie has touched people and children in so many ways in her books she has authored her awesome involvement in the community. Julie will so be missed but her smile her memory will be forever remembered Thank you.

RIP Julie 🙏