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PickOntario looking for product photos


February 1, 2010
By Dave Harrison

NEWS HIGHLIGHT

PickOntario looking for product photos
PickOntario is
looking for photos to include in a product calendar. This calendar will be
sent to retail locations wherever Ontario grown flowers are sold.

Feb. 1, 2010 – PickOntario is
looking for photos to include in a product calendar. This calendar will be
sent to retail locations wherever Ontario grown flowers are sold. Growers with
photos they would like considered for the calendar can submit them to dean@fco.on.ca.

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PickOntario, along with Ontario
farmers, hope to make locally grown products more recognizable to the general
public by creating a more substantial “Made in Ontario” campaign, focusing on
promoting local products and their benefits.

Pick Ontario campaign board members
Andrew Kuyvenhoven and Ted Oorsprong, along with marketing director Dean
Shoemaker, presented newly appointed provincial agriculture minister Carol
Mitchell
with a locally grown bouquet.

“We hope, with Mitchell’s leadership,
the floriculture industry will continue to be recognized by the McGuinty
government as a vital source of employment and economic growth in Ontario,”
said FCO in a website news brief. “This industry employs a workforce comparable
to the auto industry.”

Mitchell comes from a strong
agricultural community in Huron County, and has served two terms as Huron-Bruce
MPP beginning in 2003.

“As a former business owner herself,
having opened her own stores in Clinton and Bayfield, and running them for 10
years, Mitchell understands the frustrations that face entrepreneurs. This
background will undoubtedly help her in achieving the goals that she has set
for both the agricultural industry and herself.”


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