Supporting Local Producers
in Kingston -
August 27, 2011
Ontario is helping to encourage more families to buy locally-grown food in Kingston.
With the support of the Ontario Market Investment Fund , the Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area will expand on its Local Food, Local Chefs campaign. This will improve the Kingston Public Market, build partnerships among local food suppliers and buyers, and increase the number of restaurants using local food.
Supporting local food helps to build a strong agri-food industry
and is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create jobs and
opportunities that will grow the province's economy.
"When we buy Ontario, everyone wins. It's good for our farmers,
the economy and the environment. 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."
- Carol Mitchell, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
"This project will improve the economy not only of Kingston,
but also of the entire region and surrounding communities by supporting
our farmers and the high-quality products they provide."
- John Gerretsen, MPP for Kingston and The Islands
"The Local Food, Local Chefs program is very important to both the Public Market and downtown - and this grant from the Province makes it possible."
- Doug Ritchie, Managing Director, Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area
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
Susan Murray, Communications Branch, 519-826-3145
|Creation Date:||27 August 2011|
|Last Reviewed:||27 August 2011|