Ontario’s Local Food Week continues until June 12

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localfoodweek2RGBOntario’s Local Food Week, which kicked off a celebration of the fresh, healthy food grown, produced and processed right here in Ontario on June 6, continues through until Sunday, with local food producers and lovers alike encouraged to share their love for local food on social media using the hashtag #loveONTfood.

It is a great opportunity to highlight Ontario’s agriculture and food industry, and promote the more than 200 products grown and produced by Ontario farmers.

The week’s big event took place yesterday, with a massive farmers’ market at Queen’s Park in Toronto.

Visit LoveOntFood.ca for great resources and ideas on how to join in on the Local Food celebrations.

Finding locally grown, fresh, tasty food in Ontario is becoming easier all the time – and the diversity of the products available is incredible.

All throughout the year, there is a constant supply of locally produced meats, eggs, dairy products and greenhouse vegetables available at grocery stores, farmers’ markets, farm retailers, restaurants and community events.

With the arrival of spring and summer, the choices are even more plentiful as dozens of long-awaited fruits, vegetables and flowers come into season.

Ontario’s 37,000 farm families are proud of the quality and variety of the food they produce – and they’re grateful to Ontarians for buying them.

By buying local, you’re not only getting nutritious, delicious and environmentally friendly groceries – but you’re supporting your neighbours, friends and the local economy.

To receive complimentary Local Food Week posters and stickers, email foodland@ontario.ca with your request.

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