Thursday, April 14, 2022

Farm and Food Care gets $500,000

The province is giving Farm and Food Care Ontario more than $500,000 over the next three years.

The new funding will be put towards supporting five of the organization’s activities, all designed to raise awareness and appreciation of Ontario farmers and food producers.

The funding will support FFCO’s Breakfast on and from the Farm events; farm tours for culinary students; interviews, photography, and videography work showcasing the critical work that seasonal agricultural workers and temporary foreign workers do, and the Garden in a Box program that connects home gardeners with Ontario farmers.

Bonnie den Haan is the FFCO’s chair and says the funding is a huge show of support from the provincial government for the work they do.

Ontario Agriculture Minister Lisa Thompson made the announcement at the annual meeting at Elora Wednesday.