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Registration is back up!

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

I’ve re-activated registrations. 

Last week we noticed that our site had been hacked and has been including invisible links to unscrupulous sites without our knowledge. My efforts to reverse the damage must have disabled registration. Well, we’re now accepting new users AND spam free!


Registration problems

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Hi Everyone,

We just noticed that the link to register new users is missing. I’ll fix that now. Sorry for the inconvenience for all of you who would like to contribute!


More provinces included in seasonal food list

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Tonight I added seasonal food lists for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. All provinces are now represented; I just have the territories remaining.

100 Local Food Suppliers!

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Six months into the site and we’re at 100 suppliers! Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

Remember: When you’re driving through the country and find some hidden farms and markets, be sure to come back and add them to our list so others can enjoy your tasty finds too!

Happy Victoria Day

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Tanny and the seedlings.

This weekend Tanny and I had some time to work on the website and the garden. Tanny added some more soil to her tomato seedlings and pinched off the weaker ones. I worked some compost into the garden and got it primed for planting. Unfortunately the temperature is just barely into the double digits so we’re going to wait until next weekend to plant.

Also – the seasonal food list now has lists for BC and PEI.

Seasonal Food List

Monday, May 5th, 2008

I finally had some time to work on our big to-do list for the website. Tanny has had a list of seasonal food for a long time now and it is finally on the site (see the list on the green bar to the right). The list shows items that are seasonal in Ontario for the current month. Right now only four items are shown but there will soon be a link to a page where all items are displayed and you can select upcoming or past months.

We currently only have a list for Ontario. If you have a link to information about what’s in season in other provinces, please email us and I’ll include it.

Website New Feature: Search for CSAs

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

We’ve added a new searchable category in our resource map – you can now search for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) in your area. We’ve also added a few more resources in the Ottawa region.

Thanks to everybody who has contributed so far! Our database is growing everyday!

Looking better

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Today we started to learn all about developing WordPress themes. The result is a new theme that looks almost the way we want it. We will be refining it over the next few evenings. The map pages still need a lot of formatting but they are functional should any web wanderer make it to our site.

In The Beginning

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

It all started when I got the book 100-Mile Diet for Christmas. Josh and I have always tried to eat local produce when available, especially in the summer, when the local fruits taste so much better. The book inspired us to try the 100-mile diet ourselves. So off we went searching the internet for various local alternatives: butter, flour, honey. That’s when we realized there are no centralized resources readily available. We wanted to create a resource for people interested in local eating, a forum to share our experience and discuss all things pertaining to local eating. And that’s how this website came about.

We’ve got maps!

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

The basic functionality of our site is up. You can now search the database for local food suppliers and get a map showing the results. Tanny has been diligently adding resources local to Toronto.

The next step is to make this site a little more attractive.

Note: In order to contribute the list of local food suppliers or post messages on the forum, you must register via the link at the left. We do not sell or distribute our user list. Registration is only necessary to cut down on the amount of spam we would otherwise receive. Searching for food suppliers or reading the forums do not require registration.