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Celebrating Agri-Food Innovators in Guelph Region

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Celebrating Agri-Food Innovators in Guelph Region

Ontario Government Recognizes Agri-food Innovation Excellence

Ontario is recognizing local agri-food industry innovators whose new ideas and products are creating jobs, growing local economies and bringing more Ontario food to consumers. 

These innovators were celebrated today at a ceremony in Guelph, where regional winners of the Premier's Awards for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence were honoured for their contributions to the success of Ontario's agri-food sector. The winners are:

  • Blue Mountain Village Association - Apple Pie Trail, Town of Blue Mountains
  • Metzger Meat Products, Hensall
  • Nott Farms (Ont.) Ltd., Clinton
  • Schroeders Farms, Exeter
  • Monforte Dairy, Stratford
  • Miller's Dairy, Creemore
  • Sheldon Creek Dairy, Loretto
  • Foodlink Waterloo Region, St. Jacobs
  • Martin's Family Fruit Farm, Waterloo
  • Organic Meadow Cooperative Inc., Guelph

Supporting a strong and innovative agri-food industry is part of the government's three-part economic plan to invest in people, invest in infrastructure and help businesses grow and create jobs.

Quick Facts

  • A total of 50 regional agri-food innovation awards are being announced across the province.
  • Since 2007, a total of 325 producers, processors and agri-food organizations have received a Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence.
  • Ontario’s agri-food sector contributes approximately $34 billion to the province’s economy and supports more than 740,000 jobs across Ontario.

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“Innovative businesses like these show us just how dynamic and diverse our agri-food sector is here and across the province. I want to congratulate all the winners on their achievements.”

Liz Sandals

MPP for Guelph

“Ontario celebrates agri-food innovators through these awards. Their achievements help bring more local food to consumers and contribute to the success and growth of our province’s agri-food sector.”

John Milloy

MPP for Kitchener Centre

“I congratulate all of our award recipients across the province whose innovative ideas and products help advance our agri-food industry and build on our strengths to create more good jobs for the people of this province.”

Kathleen Wynne

Premier and Minister of Agriculture and Food

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