Celebrate Ontario Agricultural Week 2017

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Ontario Agricultural Week is from October 2 to 8 in 2017, how can you celebrate? By eating local fruit, meat, dairy and vegetables more often!

Ontario’s food system is huge; it generates more than $15 billion in GDP and employs more than 214,000 people. Of this, $2.65 billion GDP is generated by farming in the Golden Horseshoe and the Greenbelt. Did you know that farms in the Greenbelt benefit from natural and locational advantages such as access to key processing industries, highly productive soil types and climate, and proximity to Ontario’s largest and growing market? What to learn more? Click here.

This year, let’s celebrate by supporting our local food producers! Here are a few ideas:

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Go to a local farmers’ market - most close after Thanksgiving!

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Take your family to visit a local farm.

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Read a case study to learn more about farming operations in the Greenbelt. 

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Stay up to date with Greenbelt local food research.

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Incorporate more in-season local food in your everyday meals.

 

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