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Ontario Made program looks to support Ontario producers


December 8, 2020
By Fruit and Vegetable

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GoodLeaf Farms, a year-round producer of leafy greens through indoor vertical farming in Guelph, Ont., has been approved for the Ontario Made designation.

The Ontario Made program, created by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), is supported by the government of Ontario and aims to promote and support locally made products in the midst of the province’s economic recovery. The program was launched on July 10, 2020, in response to the challenges faced by Ontario’s manufacturing and production sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A label has also been developed to help consumers easily identify, access and purchase products that are made in Ontario.

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“The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the importance of local food,”said Jacquie Needham, accounts manager with GoodLeaf Farms. “Ontarians are looking for more local food options. The Ontario Made designation will help them identify those choices in the grocery store.”

Search GoodLeaf Farms produce and other Ontario Made products at supportontariomade.ca. Join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #OntarioMade and #SupportOntarioMade.