Recognizing Outstanding Retailer Support for Ontario Produce

Consumers can now vote for their favourite retail displays

TORONTO – Ontario’s Government for the People is inviting consumers to be part of the 2019 Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards program, which recognizes outstanding retailer support for Ontario-grown foods. For the first time in more than 30 years, consumers will be able to vote for a new “Consumers’ Choice” award for best retail display of Ontario’s fresh produce.

“We want everyone to celebrate Ontario’s fresh and seasonal bounty,” said Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “By inviting consumers to take part in Foodland Ontario’s Retailer Awards program, we are helping raise awareness of local food and supporting our local grocery stores who take pride in creating displays promoting local food.”

The annual Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards are the produce industry’s premier competition for excellence in retail display and promotion in support of local Ontario foods. Retailers enter seasonal display contests which run from mid-April to November. In 2018, over 4,250 entries were submitted with almost 6,000 photos of compelling displays featuring fresh Ontario produce.

Quick Facts

  • For more than 40 years, Foodland Ontario has connected with families on how to recognize, prepare and enjoy locally grown foods.
  • To know when all your local fruits and vegetables are in season, visit Foodland Ontario’s Availability Guide.
  • Beginning this summer, consumers will be able to vote for their choice of best retail display on the Foodland Ontario websiteFacebook and Twitter.

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