Ontario Launches New Local Food Fund

Ontario Launches New Local Food Fund

on September 24 | in Ag News | by | with No Comments

From a release

Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that applications are now open for a new Local Food Fund.

The fund is part of a $30 million dollar investment from the province to create jobs and support innovative local food projects over the next three years.

This fund is also part of the government’s broader local food strategy to increase awareness and demand for foods grown and made in Ontario. It will support projects that market and promote local food, strengthen regional and local food networks by increasing partnerships along the supply chain and use new and innovative equipment and processes to boos the supply, quality, availability and distribution of local food.

According to the guidelines for the fund, “local’ means food that is produced or harvested in Ontario or food and beverages made in Ontario if they included one or more ingredients produced or harvested in Ontario.

The application form for the fund is available at www.Ontario.ca/localfood.

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