Celebrating Agriculture Week in Mississauga-LakeshorePublished on October 11, 2019
Harvesting Appreciation for Those Who Grow All the Good Things in Ontario
MISSISSAUGA – Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, is celebrating Ontario farmers from October 7-13, 2019, in recognition of Agriculture Week.
Agriculture Week is an opportunity for the government to thank and show appreciation to hardworking farmers for growing and raising food that the people of Ontario enjoy throughout the year, and to the retailers who promote and showcase Ontario products.
“I particularly want to thank the Chicken Farmers of Ontario for their generous donation of 800 lbs. of fresh Ontario chicken to the Compass Food Bank in Mississauga-Lakeshore this week, and another 800 lbs. to the Mississauga Food Bank, through their Farmers to Food Banks Program,” said Cuzzetto.
“Agriculture week is an excellent opportunity to celebrate our hardworking farmers,” said Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “Our government is proud to support Ontario’s agri-food industry. As major contributors to our province’s economy, I encourage everyone to support our farmers and buy the good things that grow in Ontario.”
As you prepare for Thanksgiving this weekend, there are lots of ways to recognize and support Ontario’s farmers:
- Visit a farmers’ market, on-farm market, pick-your-own farm or farmgate, like the Port Credit Farmer's Market. Check the map for other locations close to you.
- Look for the Foodland Ontario logo when you’re shopping in local grocery stores to know you’re buying Ontario.
- Find a classic or try a new recipe for your Thanksgiving feast, check out these seasonal recipes featured by Foodland Ontario.
- Make it possible for other Ontario families to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal by donating food items, money or time to your local food bank, food program or another charitable organization.
Knowing where our food comes from and supporting those who grow, harvest and make it, strengthens our communities, supports a sustainable environment, creates jobs and boosts the economy.
“This week was also a great opportunity to congratulate and thank the teams at the Applewood Longo's and Lakeshore Metro in Mississauga-Lakeshore,” said Cuzzetto, “for their award-winning, innovative displays, that showcase fresh Ontario fruits and vegetables.”
MPP Rudy Cuzzetto thanks the Chicken Farmers of Ontario for their generous donations of 800 lbs. of fresh chicken to the Compass Food Bank, and 800 lbs. to the Mississauga Food Bank this week through the Farmers to Food Banks Program.
- Ontario is home to almost 46,900 farms that grow more than 200 agricultural commodities.
- The province’s agri-food sector contributes $39.5 billion in GDP and supports 822,485 jobs.
- 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.
Office of Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP