The Holland Marsh: Issues and Impacts

The following seven clips aims to showcase the Marsh, the challenges it faces, and the benefits it  provides.

Feeding the Golden Horseshoe and Beyond
A reminder from Ontario’s Soup and Salad Bowl 

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Safe Food, Sound Practices
Walking the walk and talking the talk

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Moving Farming Forward
And now for something completely different 

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Adapting for the Future
Growing food for a diverse population 

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Protecting our Precious Resource
Saving the land sometimes just isn’t enough 

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Confronting Climate Change
This isn’t your grandfather’s weather anymore 

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Economic Challenges and Opportunities
Rising to the challenge and creating our own opportunities

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Black Magic

​A video produced by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food in 1974 discusses life in the Holland Marsh and the impact of the farms on the local communities.

The Marsh Muckers Tale

A first of its kind documentary about family farmers,
on family farms, in Canada’s most highly productive
and fertile soils – growing healthy products safely
for you and yours.

News Items, Advertisements, and Clips

Holland Marsh Soupfest 2015

Schomberg's Main Street Christmas 2015

Farmers' Market - Close to Home

Fresh Ontario Food Is Closer Than You Think - Dinner Table

Flood Disaster June 2013
Courtesy iProclaim, Andrew Hamilton

Growing Good Food Ideas Video Launch
Featuring Jamie Reaume (mark 3:25)

from Sustain Ontario
“Ontario’s vegetable basket,” “the GTA’s backyard garden,” and the “salad bowl of the province.” These are just some of the phrases you’ll hear in this video to describe the Holland Marsh. Located in King Township, York Region’s largest municipality, the Holland Marsh was originally a meadow that was subsequently developed into a growing area which now spans 7,000 acres. While carrots, celery, and onions remain the main crops grown in the region, the Marsh also boasts orchards as well as craft breweries and wineries featuring local ingredients. For generations, Holland Marsh growers have sustained a source of fresh food only a half-hour drive outside of Toronto, contributing to a more self-sufficient food system within Ontario and Canada.


SoupFest 2014

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Ansnorveldt Park
18997 Dufferin Street, Ansnorveldt, Ontario

SoupFest 2013

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Ansnorveldt Park
18997 Dufferin Street,  Ansnorveldt, Ontario