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Promoting ‘Buy Fresh, Buy Local’


February 19, 2013
By Dave Harrison

Feb. 19, 2013, Toronto — Ontario is leading the way at the 2013 Canadian
Restaurant and Foodservice Association (CRFA) Tradeshow with a
dedicated pavilion showcasing a number of local food offerings, including greenhouse vegetables.

Feb. 19, 2013, Toronto — Ontario is leading the way at the 2013 Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice Association (CRFA) Tradeshow with a dedicated pavilion showcasing a number of local food offerings, including greenhouse vegetables.

Brought together by Ontariofresh.ca, the pavilion will host a range of products including fresh fruit and vegetables, ready-made condiments and sauces, micro-brewed beer, breads, meats and more. These products will help meet the growing consumer interest in local food and get more Ontario products on restaurant menus and in foodservice operations across the country.
 
The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers will be showcasing locally grown greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers.

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“Every year, the demand for local food and beverages tops the must-have lists of premiere chefs and consumers who love what they create,” said Megan Hunter, program manager for Ontariofresh.ca.

“The Ontario Pavilion is the one-stop shop for anyone looking for diverse, high-quality products that they can use in foodservice right away.”

As Canada’s foremost foodservice and hospitality event, the CRFA tradeshow attracts more than 12,000 industry professionals.  The Ontario Pavilion is the largest at the show and promises to give great visibility to the producers and processors involved.

Ontariofresh.ca is an online network and marketing service designed to help Ontario businesses buy and sell more local food.  Ontariofresh.ca aims to connect the food value chain and get more local food on Ontario plates.


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