Central Ontario Local Food Fund Recipients
Ontario's Local Food Fund is supporting innovative local food projects that create jobs, increase sales and stimulate new investment while also celebrating local food. It is part of the province's broader strategy to increase awareness of and demand for food that is grown, harvested and made in Ontario.
The following projects in Central Ontario are being supported through the third, fourth and fifth intakes of the Local Food Fund:
Bagos Bun Bakery Ltd. O/A Sons Bakery will receive up to $29,194 to implement a traceability system with full Electronic Data Interface (EDI) for the production of buns and bagels to be supplied to McDonald's Canada locations across Ontario.
Munshaw Farms Limited will receive up to $62,204 to retrofit their cold storage facilities to increase the supply carrots and onions to local packers and retailers in the off season.
ChocoSol will receive up to $115,667 to develop a supply chain to support the production of fresh, healthy white corn tortillas and nachos made from Ontario grown and harvested ingredients.
FoodShare Toronto will receive up to $203,000 to market and expand the Good Food purchasing and distribution program in Toronto and to support capacity building opportunities for other Ontario communities to begin or enhance their own local food distribution systems.
Greenest City Environmental Organization will receive up to $67,050 for a capacity-building project to improve access to and supply of local food by sharing knowledge, facilitating and leveraging partnerships and encouraging innovation in local food production.
Richmond Station will receive up to $37,032 for equipment and technology upgrades to increase the production and supply of local food and marketing and promotion initiatives to educate Toronto consumers on the benefits of locally-raised meat products purchased directly from small Ontario producers.
Newmarket Meat Packers Limited will receive up to $209,250 to expand production capacity of their value-added boxed meat Ontario lamb and veal products.
Gro-Pak Farms Limited will receive up to $43,950 to upgrade their refrigeration system, helping increase energy efficiency.
Silani Sweet Cheese Ltd. will receive up to $77,750 to rebrand and promote their entire product line, promoting the use of 100% whole Ontario milk ingredients in the products.