- New website grows the Business of Local Food -
TORONTO, April 4 /CNW/ - Great news! Starting today, a groundbreaking
online marketplace will be available for registration to help everyone
involved in local food grow their business. Whether a farmer, producer,
chef, caterer, buyer or foodservice distributor, Ontariofresh.ca will provide new opportunities to source local food quickly and easily.
The site will provide buyers with the opportunity to find new local food
sources that are right for their business. While, farmers will be able
to make new business connections with buyers who are interested in the
products they raise and/or grow.
"Ontariofresh.ca will provide new economic opportunities and benefits for our
agribusiness community," commented Burkhard Mausberg, President of the
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. "Now is the time to make changes
to help more Ontario food reach our public institutions and beyond."
Information collected on the Ontariofresh.ca site will help to populate it with four profile types: farmers, buyers,
distributors and friends/supporters. Via a short survey profiles will
be built that address questions such as, location, availability,
seasonality, traceability and more. The business focus of the site will
make connections between buyers and producers, building a community
that celebrates Ontario food.
Throughout the spring and summer, information will be collected and
profiles built to prepare for the full Ontariofresh.ca launch in September. Pre-registration opens today online at Ontariofresh.ca or by calling 1-888-249-9399 or 647-426-8420.
Don't wait, join today!
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation:
Ontario's Greenbelt is over 1.8 million acres of green space, farmland,
vibrant communities, forests, wetlands, and watersheds - all
permanently protected by world-leading legislation. In return, the
Greenbelt gives back much to Ontario, providing $5.4 billion to
Ontario's economy through farming and food production, and $2.6 billion
in ecosystem services annually.
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is working to help farmers in
the Greenbelt be more successful; to protect and enhance natural
features; and to strengthen local economies. To learn more about the
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, please visit www.greenbelt.ca.
SOURCE Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
For further information:
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
416-960-0001, ext. 307