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Look Out for These Food Trends in 2019

Posted by OAFVC on Dec 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Where 2018 saw some a rise in gut-friendly beverages like kombucha and prettier-than-ever smoothie bowls, 2019 is set to take these food trends to the next level. If you have your own food production business or are considering how to start a food production business, you will want to know the global food trends coming in 2019 and apply them to your own natural food products.

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A Definitive List of Fruits and Vegetables in Season in Ontario

Posted by OAFVC on Dec 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you're looking to start a food production business the most important thing you'll need to know is: what's in season. In Ontario, winter might seem like a daunting time to do business in food since the weather makes it look like nothing can grow. But that can't be further from the truth.

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How to Inspire Your Food Production with Unique Holiday Recipes

Posted by OAFVC on Nov 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Inspiration for your food production business comes when you take multiple ideas that you’ve gathered from various sources and put them together to create something that is uniquely your own. It could be as simple as adding mint chocolate chips to your traditional family cookie recipe, or as complicated as taking various elements from different recipes and combining them (think Grandma’s cheesecake combined with Aunt Jane’s gluten free crust and cousin Bob’s organic ginger sauce on top, drizzled with your favourite dark chocolate).

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Try These 3 Food Business Ideas

Posted by OAFVC on Oct 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you’ve received many compliments on your cooking, but you’re not too keen on opening a restaurant (long hours, evenings and weekends, and a competitive market), there are other ways you can turn your food passion into a food business.

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Topics: Food Production, Food Business

Create Seasonal Food Products to Promote Your Brand

Posted by OAFVC on Oct 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The holiday season is here: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and soon New Year’s Eve. You might be feeling the pressure to up your sales during this high shopping season. But remember what all these celebrations have in common: food. Instead of spending more money on more marketing, why not create new seasonal food products instead?

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The Most Important Food Production Trends

Posted by OAFVC on Aug 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

In today’s world, new trends emerge faster than we can read our Twitter feeds. And the food production industry is no exception. As more information about nutrition and consumption become available, trends change. Add in technological advances, which support new products and processes, and the trends are updated again.

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How to Reduce Waste in Food Production

Posted by OAFVC on Aug 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Food waste is doubly dangerous: it hurts your small business’s bottom line and the environment. A major consideration when expanding your food production business is how to stay green and continue to be environmentally conscious, even though you are producing more.

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Why Your Farm-to-Table Restaurant Needs a 2nd Commercial Kitchen

Posted by OAFVC on Aug 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

You have an exciting farm-to-table restaurant, which means you already have a commercial kitchen and the future looks bright for you. There couldn’t be a better time for farm-to-table experiences from tourism, health, and environmental perspectives. It’s also a foodie trend in Ontario.

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Food Products You'd Be Surprised to Know Can Be Made in a Commercial Kitchen

Posted by OAFVC on Aug 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It’s amazing what you can find at a local farmers’ market. The creativity and the imagination of food entrepreneurs is fascinating. Food products range from the wildest barbecue sauces to every flavour of popcorn imaginable. The local food movement is wide open for business, and in a commercial kitchen, you can make just about anything.

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Whole Food Product Entrepreneurs Need a Commercial Kitchen

Posted by OAFVC on Aug 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you’re currently on a whole foods diet, you want your food as minimally processed as possible. Raw is Rawesome.

It would seem at odds that a commercial kitchen would appeal to those who want foods to be as close to their natural state as possible. After all, a commercial kitchen is a place you go to process food, right?

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Should You Become A Food Product Supplier?

Posted by OAFVC on Aug 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Have you ever had an idea for a food product but can’t find a manufacturer to make it? Or maybe you’re often trying to find a specific product for your food production business but have a difficult time doing so. Perhaps it’s time to consider manufacturing it yourself. There is a strong possibility that if your food production business needs it so will others, so why not fill that gap and become a food product supplier?

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The Best Way to Start a Food Production Business

Posted by OAFVC on Jul 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Small-scale food production is a growing business.

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Topics: Food Production