Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2009 Regional Award Winner

 

100 km Foods Inc. and The New Farm – Toronto

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Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, Grace Mandarano and Paul Sawtell

Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, Grace Mandarano and Paul Sawtell

The people involved in these two organizations really know how to provide quality local food products and services on multiple levels.  First, the 100 km staff provide gathering and distribution services to connect local farmer suppliers and high-end restaurant buyers.  Second, weekly food boxes including meat, cheeses and pantry products along with the traditional fresh fruits and vegetables are provided directly to Toronto consumers from the local producers.  Finally, some of the high quality organic products from the same suppliers are given to a Toronto food bank.  Donations from the network of downtown clients are used to pay the farmers for the food. It’s a win-win-win, since the farmers are increasing their revenues exponentially, the distributor is so busy that it’s hiring more employees, and the food bank clients have fresher local food to keep them healthy.

 


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