Why buy Canadian? Canadian farmers and food processors bring some amazing food products to your table. Whether it's a sizzling steak on your barbeque, pork chops oozing with apple sauce or succulent fresh fish with wild rice for dinner, there is a huge variety of Canadian food to explore!
Now, the Government of Canada has developed a labeling program to help consumers understand claims that labels make about Canadian content in our food products. When consumers see the Canada brand logo on a product label, they can be sure it contains Canadian ingredients or was made in Canada.Read more
Accessing the Broader Public Sector Marketplace: Local Food Hub Business Plan and Implementation Strategy
The Erie Innovation Centre worked collaboratively with the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association to provide a business plan for accessing Broader Public Sector institutions.
The business plan includes: a market assessment; challenges; and how to determine the best option for a regionally based local food distribution system.
When you grow up, what will you be? A chef, a farmer, a botanist? Chris Jess, a secondary school teacher with the Centre Wellington District High School, is teaching his students that they don’t have to wait until after high school to become an entrepreneur. Now, this is not your usual Home Economics: Chris has created an entire integrated program based on the culinary arts with a strong agricultural bent. It’s called The Food School, and it’s teaching students from soil to plate to soil again.Read more
When labels first started appearing on fruit, they were intended to let the consumer know who picked and packed. Like the ubiquitous Dole Banana label, every bunch had one to create brand identification but the aggravation of pulling a label off a perfect apple, the embodiment of nature's bounty, presented a unique problem. Most adhesives are not suitable for human consumption so the labeling industry had to find the perfect adhesive; FDA/EU food contact compliant, to create the perfect apple label. Made from micro-thin bright gloss paper or film to conform around curved and uneven fruit surfaces and printed with EAN, UPC or DataBar code, the new fruit labels are ideal for edible skin fruit.Read more
Looking for new ways to market your products? It may not seem like the most conventional of marketing techniques, but getting a sturdy food traceability plan in action is one way of drawing attention to your business in many markets and on Ontariofresh.ca.Read more
When I was growing up, food was a central part of our life as a family. Most of the talking, fighting, loving and growing we did was around the dinner table. And if you were sick, food was a central part of the cure – chicken noodle soup for colds, tea and toast for an upset stomach, ice cream and popsicles for a sore throat.Read more
With a view to providing exceptional quality of service to guests and clients, MTCC drafted a Local Food and Beverage Procurement Policy in 2012.Read more