Promoting New Markets for Greenbelt Farmers
$1,000,000 - June 5, 2006
LFP certified Greenbelt-grown products include field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, tender fruit, berries, apples and pears, chicken, table grapes and wine grapes.
Initiated in 2005 on a platform of farming reform to increase the industry’s viability, Local Food Plus certification system incorporates economic, environmental and social issues and opens new markets for Canadian farmers.
This project catapults local, sustainably produced food into the public consciousness in Ontario. Consumers are recognizing the label in their universities and grocery stores, and vendors and shoppers alike are recognizing the value of what it means to buy from certified farmers and processors: that the food is produced using environmentally and socially responsible growing practices.