View Full Version : OntarioFresh.ca - Connect farmers with buyers of local produce.

04-04-2011, 03:05 PM
Apr 04, 2011 - 02:56 PM
Joseph Cotrona

DURHAM -- Durham farmers, producers, caterers, buyers and food service distributors have a tool in sourcing local food quickly and easily.

On April 4, registration for the new website, Ontariofresh.ca, officially opened. The website allows buyers to find local food sources that are right for their business. Farmers can connect with buyers interested in their crops.

Information collected on the website will help populate four profile types: farmers, buyers, distributors and friends and supporters. Through short quizzes, buyers and distributors will be matched together, building a community in business.

"Ontariofresh.ca will provide new economic opportunities and benefits for our agricultural community," commented Burkhard Mausberg, president of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. "Now is the time to make changes to help more Ontario food reach our public institutions and beyond."

Information will be collected throughout the spring and summer. The information used will produce profiles in time for the official launch of the website in September. Register online at Ontariofresh.ca or call 1-888-249-9399 or 647-426-8420.