RURAL ONTARIO SETS TABLE FOR LOCAL FOOD
Ontario is boosting grassroots marketing efforts for Ontario foods and strengthening rural economies by encouraging more residents and businesses to buy locally grown food.
Ontario is initially investing more than $850,000 in 15 projects, including:
The investments come from the four-year, $12-million Ontario Market Investment
Fund program, which helps develop economic opportunities through trade
events, marketing campaigns and industry research initiatives that foster
partnerships and collaboration to promote Ontario foods. The program is
part of Ontario's enhanced investment in 'buy local' initiatives.
"We are bringing together local food networks including producers, processors, retailers and individuals dedicated to selling the fresh foods that are grown and made right here in Ontario," said Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Leona Dombrowsky.
About the Ontario Market Investment Fund program, and the projects it helps finance.
For more information, contact:
Sherry Persaud, Minister's Office, 416-326-6439