Supporting Local Producers in Durham -McGuinty Government Supports Agri-Food Industry, Invests in Local Food
Ontario is investing in a new marketing project in Durham that will encourage families to support local farmers and buy more quality, locally-grown food.
With support from the Ontario
Market Investment Fund, the Durham Farm Fresh Marketing Association
will work with Durham College to research emerging market opportunities
and create a new promotional campaign to inspire families to buy,
prepare and share local food. Durham will also introduce a new culinary
festival this August to showcase local food products along with
"With this initiative, we're strengthening ties between communities,
local farmers and food. This summer I encourage everyone to visit
their local farmers' market and bring more of the good things that
grow in Ontario home to their table."
"When we buy Ontario, everyone wins. It's good for farmers
and processors, good for families, good for the environment and
good for our rural communities. With this fund, we are expanding
local food networks and helping communities and industries showcase
the abundance of food that is grown, produced, and processed in
"The Durham Farm Fresh Marketing Association is very grateful
to the province for providing this support. It will be a tremendous
boost for our member farmers, their businesses and the entire community."
About the Ontario Market Investment Fund program, and the type of projects it supports.
For more information:
Melissa Zanette, Minister's Office, 416-326-3071