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  • Ontarians Select First Consumers' Choice Retailer Award Winner

    TORONTO - For the first time in more than 30 years, consumers have chosen a Consumers' Choice greenhouse vegetable grocery store display contest winner. The award goes to Metro #331 in Orangeville for building the most creative display of Ontario greenhouse vegetables.

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  • Growing Ontario's Agri-food Sector

    TORONTO - Ontario's government is helping to grow the province's agri-food and agri-products sectors by launching the Place to Grow: Agri-food Innovation Initiative - a program which will help drive innovation, reduce red tape, and address industry priorities.

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  • Saving Time and Making Life Easier for Ontario Farmers

    The governments of Canada and Ontario are giving farmers in the province a quicker and easier way to renew their Environmental Farm Plans (EFPs).

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  • Helping Ontario's Craft Breweries Grow their Businesses

    TORONTO - Marking Ontario Craft Beer Week, the governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $1 million in 20 projects that will help craft breweries in the province better market their products locally and internationally, expand their operations and contribute even more to the economy.

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  • Ontario Releases Local Food Report

    TORONTO - Today, the Ontario government released the 2019 Local Food Report, highlighting the hardworking entrepreneurs of Ontario's local food economy. Ontario farmers, food processors, food hubs, broader public sector institutions, grocery retailers and the government are working together to strengthen and grow Ontario's agri-food industry.

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  • Ontario Celebrates Local Food Week

    MISSISSAUGA - Today, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, kicked off Ontario's Local Food Week by celebrating the new Local Food Champions program. The Minister was joined by Mississauga - Lakeshore MPP Rudy Cuzzetto and Lloyd Herridge from Herridge's Farm Fresh Market in Mississauga to recognize the outstanding contribution Herridges' has made to local food in Ontario.

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  • Helping Increase Ontario's Craft Cider Production

    TORONTO - The Governments of Canada and Ontario are investing in the future of Ontario's craft cider production as Craft Cider Month celebrations begin.

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  • Listening to Help Small Food Processors Do Business

    TORONTO - Ontario's government is working hard to make it easier for the entire agri-food sector, including small food processors, to do business, grow and create jobs in Ontario.

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  • Ontario Recognizes World Hunger Day

    TORONTO - To mark World Hunger Day today, Ontario is raising awareness on a key part of Ontario's Local Food Act, 2013 that supports Ontario farmers with a tax credit for donating healthy and nutritious food to their local food banks.

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  • Ontario Asparagus Spearheads Spring Season

    WOODSTOCK - Spring has sprung, and so has Ontario's fresh local asparagus. Ontario asparagus farmers are working hard harvesting this year's crop for Ontarians to enjoy at their dinner tables.

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  • Celebrating Ontario's Bees and Beekeepers on World Bee Day

    TORONTO — Ontario's government is celebrating World Bee Day by recognizing the important contribution that managed honey bees, wild bees and beekeepers make to the province's economy and environment.

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