News & Events

Grading Eggs for Market: Issues and Options

Farms at Work is hosting a discussion about the issues and options for grading eggs for market and you are invited.

Join us on January 9, 2020 at 7pm at 270 George Street N. in Peterborough. 

At this evening discussion, you will:

1. Hear what issues and conclusions came out of Farms at Work's feasibility study for a local, community-based egg grading facility

2. Learn about egg grading options we know of in this region (maybe you know more!)

3. Hear about a new egg grading facility in southwestern Ontario and how they propose to help producers across the province.

Coffee and light dessert provided.

Pre-registration in required. Your $5 ticket can be purchased here:

Dinner and Mental Health Awareness

Hosted by the Peterborough Agricultural Roundtable
Be a part of the solution! This session is for farmers and their families. Every farm should have a partner trained in mental health awareness and safeTALK - a program that prepares community members to be suicide alert helpers for family and friends.

Your $30 ticket (payable at the door) includes supper/dinner starting at 5:30. The program will start promptly at 6:00.

Wednesday November 27th – 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Bridgenorth Community Hall

Space is limited to 30 participants and registration is required.

RSVP as soon as possible by email to or register online here:

The Value of Protecting Farmland

Let's talk about whether we need to be concerned about our farmland in the face of development pressure to build on good agricultural land. Bring your thoughts.

Monday May 27, 

6:30 coffee and dessert, 7PM start

Baxter Creek Golf Club, 1702 Cedar Valley Road, Fraserville (near Millbrook)

Tickets are free, RSVP requested:…

The evening will feature presentations by Farms at Work, Ontario Farmland Trust, and Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

Presentation topics will include:

  • the cost of providing municipal services for farmland vs. residential land using a case study from Ontario

  • the value of food-producing lands, and how much land is needed to feed us

  • the status of farmland protection in Peterborough County

  • the use and benefits of protecting farmland with provincial policies and Farmland Easement Agreements

All are welcome to attend and join the conversation. Questions and discussion are encouraged, and there will be time to chat with presenters dring the evening.

This is FREE event but donations at the door will be accepted to support the continuing work of the host organizations.

Farms at Work honoured by Sustainable Peterborough

We are pleased to have been honoured, along with Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, for our work in protecting water quality. Last year the East Central Farm Stewardship Fund assisted 7 farms - 3 in Peterborough County - to achieve on-farm improvements that will help keep water clean. 
Visit for details of the program or to apply.

Peterborough County Young Farmers' Spring Social

Break through the frost and come cultivate your farming friendships at the Peterborough County Farmers' Spring Social on Saturday, April 13th!

Visit with old friends, share stories and make new connections with other young farmers in your area at this open house hosted by BE Catering, Farms at Work, the Peterborough County Junior Farmers and the Peterborough County Ag Round Table.

  • Complimentary snacks
  • Live music (supported by your donations)
  • Cash bar


When: Saturday, April 13th, 2019, 7PM to approx 10PM

Where: BE Catering, 356 Charlotte St., Peterborough

Who: Peterborough County young farmers (age 19 to 40ish) and their young-at-heart supporters


Get your free ticket today! Space is limited  - so click on the link below to register ASAP. For more information please contact Katie Jackson at