Supporting Local Producers in Bobcaygeon Area
McGuinty Government Supports Agri-Food Industry, Invests in Local Food
Ontario is helping to encourage more families to buy locally-grown food in the Bobcaygeon-area.
With the support of the Ontario Market Investment Fund, the Bobcaygeon and Area Chamber of Commerce will promote the local farmers' market by increasing the number of vendors and boosting grassroots marketing efforts. The new marketing plan will encourage families to buy local and bring home more of the good things that grow in Ontario.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.
- The Ontario Market Investment Fund has provided more than $9 million to more than 177 local marketing projects across the province since 2008.
- The agri-food industry contributes more than $33 billion to the Ontario economy and employs about 700,000 people.
- In June, Ontario had an increase of more than 40,000 jobs and the unemployment rate declined to 7.7 percent.
“When we buy Ontario, everyone wins. 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.”
“When we buy Ontario, everyone wins. It's good for farmers and processors, good for families, good for the environment and good for our rural communities. With this fund, we are expanding local food networks and helping communities and industries showcase the abundance of food that is grown, produced, and processed in Ontario.”
“In the present, and in the future, local production of food will be tremendously important. The funds provided by the province will be very helpful in promoting local food production and increased sales.”