Supporting Local Producers In Wellington - McGuinty Government Supports Agri-Food Industry, Invests in Local Food
Ontario is helping to encourage more families to buy locally-grown food in Wellington County.
With the support of the Ontario Market Investment Fund, the Harvest Table, with locations in Parker and Elora, will help farmers and producers market their products. The company's line of ready-to-eat local food products will be expanded and market-tested with the help of the 100 Mile Market, a local food sourcing and distribution company.
A strong agri-food industry is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create jobs and opportunities that will grow the province's economy.
"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
"With this funding from the province, we will be able to provide
more local products, and promote them better than ever before. As
a result, I am confident we will see business increase for ourselves,
our farmer suppliers and the community. People today are looking
for healthy alternatives in all areas of their food purchases. At
the Harvest Table we are proud of ensuring our products are gluten
free, and chemical free. Our products are local, healthy and naturally
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