Connecting farmers with consumers through direct sales experiences has never been more important. Ontario’s ag ministry is providing $$95,000 to the Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association and $108,000 to Farmers’ Markets Ontario.
More than 7,000 Ontario farms engage in direct sales with consumers – a number that’s higher than any other province. Foodland Ontario works in partnership with the Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association and Farmers' Markets Ontario to promote all the good things that are grown and made in Ontario.
"We look forward to continuing our excellent relationship with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, said Kristin Ego MacPhail, president of Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association. "This funding allows OFFMA to increase awareness and sales of local food at on-farm markets across the province."
"Farmers' Markets Ontario is proud to continue its partnership with OMAFRA and Foodland Ontario to increase public engagement and support for agriculture, local food and rural development," said Catherine Clark, executive director of Farmers' Markets Ontario.
- - To learn more and find an on-farm market, farm-gate and pick-your-own farms, visit Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association.
- - To learn more and find a local farmers’ market, visit Farmers’ Markets Ontario.
Source: OMAFRA October 10, 2019 news release