Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Directory created for Ontario organic industry

The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) has produced an Ontario Organic Directory that lists organic producers, processors, and related businesses.

The council says it “aims to strengthen links in the value chain, and make it easier for new and growing businesses to create business connections.”

All certified producers are automatically added to the directory and there is provision for non-certified producers to be listed.

“We worked closely with certifying bodies in Ontario to make sure that each member’s organic status is clearly indicated in each listing,” says Carolyn Young,executive director of OCO.

“We hope that over time, the directory will become the go-to place to connect with any business operating within the organic sphere.” 

The council recently conducted a survey and produced a report that Young said found “often people don’t know where to go to find what they need to make their business successful.

‘We’re hoping that the directory will help to change that.”