Farmers most vulnerable to mental health illnesses

Each year Bell Canada has an annual mental health awareness campaign called Bell Let’s Talk that is designed to open the conversation surrounding mental health well being in order to remove the stigma.

There has been a focus in past years to bring light the mental health well being of Canadian farmers due to a study published by the University Of Guelph in 2016. The results were staggering:

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Soil Health Tips for Your Gardens!

Yesterday we talked about World Soil Day and how important soils are to #YourFarmers growing Ontario grains. But, did you know many of these practices farmers use on their grain farms may apply to a small garden as well?

When dealing with soil it is easy to remember that it is a living organism and has the same basic requirements as you or I: food, water, shelter, and air.

Here are eight tips from #YourFarmers farms that you can use in your backyard gardens:

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#TrainWithGrainsTuesday Tip #10

We know how hard it is to ensure you and your family are enjoying a healthy lifestyle that includes whole grains. Every Tuesday we will release a #TrainWithGrainsTip that will help you include whole grains into your healthy lifestyle.

Our tip this week is:

Tip #10

This fall, choose corn to be your comfort food! Try creating some delicious food using Ontario cornmeal. When buying cornmeal, check the ingredient list for the words “whole corn.” This way, you know the product is whole grain – meaning all three parts of the grain are included: the bran, the germ and the endosperm to ensure your getting all the beneficial nutrients from the grains.

Try creating your own Skillet Cornbread or these savory Cornmeal Muffins with chives!  Serve with soup, stew or chili for a perfectly delicious fall meal.

Be sure to read our other #TrainWithGrainsTip from this fall to learn more ways to include whole grains into your lifestyle!