Western 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 western Ontario are being supported through the third, fourth and fifth intakes of the Local Food Fund:
Plan B Organic Farms will receive up to $49,750 to retrofit an existing unused building at Plan B Organic Farms to develop a "farm to fork" organic teaching kitchen and develop value-add products.
Romarah Incorporated will receive up to $189,075 to expand the production and sale of locally grown organic food in southern Ontario through investments in warehousing, cold storage, logistics management software and value-added food preparation.
The Inn of the Good Shepherd will receive up to $15,275 to increase fresh produce storage capacity and a mobile market summer produce delivery program to 11 Ontario communities.
Uncle Tom's Farm Inc. will receive up to $78,850 to develop the Local Holiday Market Initiative, a pilot project to promote Ontario products and gifts throughout the holiday season.
Auvergne Farms Ltd. will receive up to $107,500 for capital investments for the production of packaged granulated maple sugar.
Bre's Sweet Corn will receive up to $8,709 for their "Keep it Cool" project to build a 12' x 24' cooler for enhanced corn storage.
Norwich Packers Limited will receive up to $31,792 to add more products and value-added processed items to the Norpac brand to enhance sales revenues.
Shepherd Gourmet Dairy (Ontario) Inc. will receive up to $331,416 to upgrade their feta cheese processing line with new-to-Ontario technologies to develop industry competitiveness.
The Brant County Brewing Company Ltd. will receive up to $87,040 for capital and site modifications to increase their brewing capacity.
100 Mile Food Services Ltd. will receive up to $75,450 to promote increased demand to encourage Ontarians to choose more locally grown and produced foods through improved Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and cold storage.
The Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre will receive up to $21,455 to expand capacity to meet consumer demand for a new year-round vegetable delivery service.