Promoting Locally Sourced Food

November 18, 2013 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

by Diane Hunter, Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, November 6, 2013

Norm Leger, produce supervisor at Farm Boy in Cornwall, said the store promotes as much local food as possible. Photo/DIANE HUNTER

Norm Leger, produce supervisor at Farm Boy in Cornwall, said the store promotes as much local food as possible. Photo/Diane Hunter

Farmers will tell you locally produced food looks better, tastes better and smells better.

And it’s better for the economy, too.

At least that’s what the Ontario government is promoting with the passage of Bill 36, the Local Food Act.

The first of its kind in Canada, this new legislation passed on Nov. 5 is part of a strategy to build Ontario’s economy by making local food available in markets, schools, cafeterias, grocery stores and restaurants. Read more of this Standard-Freeholder article HERE>>

Read Bill 36, the Local Food Act, HERE>>

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