Ontariofresh Buy Local Challenge


The goal of this Challenge is to put more fresh, Ontario food on the plates of institutions across the Province.

We have been working hard getting Ontariofresh.ca ready to help you access many of Ontario’s outstanding farmers and producers, and their amazing products. We are eager to see how your cafeteria or food service integrates and promotes fresh local food into your menu. 

How will the Buy Local Challenge work?

The first step is to create a profile on Ontariofresh.ca and source at least one item through the site. Sourcing local ingredients is made easy through this site, use it to gain additional points toward the grand prize. 

During the Buy Local Challenge week, from Sunday, November 27, 2011 to Saturday, December 3, 2011, participants will incorporate Ontario local food into their menus and promote the Challenge to those working, visiting and/or eating at your institution. 

Following the Challenge week participants must submit the Post-Challenge Submission Form no later than 5pm on Monday, December 12th, 2011.

The winner of the Ontariofresh.ca Buy Local Challenge will be announced during the week of December 19, 2011. 

With a grand prize of a $2,000 gift certificate to a commercial kitchen supplier of the winner's choice, the prize will go a long way to helping the their kitchen secure the equipment they need to keep serving local food. 

The winner will be determined by the Challenge Review Committee, composed of a panel of external judges, and announced during the week of December 19th, 2011. 

To see the official rules, enter the Buy Local Challenge or to get more information, please visit Ontariofresh.ca 


Important Dates

Buy Local Challenge Entry Deadline

Friday, November 25, 2011


Buy Local Challenge Week

Sunday, November 27, 2011 to Saturday, December 3, 2011


Post-Challenge Submission Form Deadline

Monday, December 12, 2011


Announcement of Buy Local Challenge Winner

Week of December 19, 2011

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