Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2015 Regional Award Winner


The New Farm

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MPP Kathryn McGarry, Gillian Flies, Brent Preston

MPP Kathryn McGarry, Gillian Flies, Brent Preston

Since 2007, The New Farm has been helping low-income families get fresh, healthy produce. Each year, this certified organic vegetable farm outside Creemore organizes a fundraising dinner and concert to support The Stop Community Food Centre. The event attracts hundreds of people keen to hear artists like The Tragically Hip and Sam Roberts Band and munch on food from top chefs like Jamie Kennedy. To date, The New Farm has raised more than $150,000 - money The Stop uses to buy fresh organic food from small- and medium-sized Ontario farmers. On top of that, The New Farm launched a "Grow for The Stop" retail brand. Consumers pay a premium for the veggies, supporting local growers and The Stop with every purchase.


Creation Date: 09 November 2015
Last Reviewed: 09 November 2015