Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2016 Regional Award Winner


Willowtree Farm, Port Perry

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Minister Tracy MacCharles Kelty and Alex McKay

Minister Tracy MacCharles, Kelty and Alex McKay

Kelty McKay's new fundraising program for local schools and sport clubs offers boxes of seasonal produce from her farm for students and teams to sell. More than just a fresh approach to raising money, the program educates young Ontarians on food literacy and promotes a healthy lifestyle in the community. In 2015, four schools and two local dance teams benefited from the food box fundraisers. Meanwhile, McKay has not only developed an innovative new revenue stream but has also added new clients to her existing community supported agriculture business, as satisfied fundraising customers return to get their hands on more Willowtree Farm veggies.


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