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Ontario to help promote local foods

By Canadian Pizza   


August 13, 2009, Toronto – The Ontario government is encouraging rural economies and local food
sales by financially supporting marketing campaigns across the province.

To promote the local foods, the province is investing in 10 new
projects through the Ontario Market Investment Fund, including:

  • "Buy Local"
    initiatives for Lanark County, Northumberland
    County, Peel Region, Bruce County
    and the Sudbury
  • A local
    distribution network for the Perth-Waterloo-Wellington Chapter of organic farmers
  • A promotional
    campaign for Water Buffalo milk produced in Eastern
  • A culinary
    tourism campaign for Frontenac County, Norfolk
    County and Waterloo

The four-year Ontario Market Investment Fund program has now invested more
than $3 million in 62 projects. The program helps develop economic opportunities through trade events,
marketing campaigns and industry
research initiatives that promote Ontario
foods.  It is also part of Ontario's enhanced investment
in 'buy local' initiatives.


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