The Ontario Greenbelt Foundation has awarded the Ontario Water Centre (OWC) a $35,000 grant to develop a business plan for a local food hub in Georgina, Brock, and surrounding areas.
A local food hub would provide services such as packaging, processing, storage and marketing of food produced by producers in the region. OWC with focus its attention on producers using chemical-free, water-wise methodologies.
Since its launch in 2010, the Greenbelt Fund has supported dozens of projects, increasing the amount of local food purchased across the province. Ontario’s investments in the Greenbelt Fund are connecting more farmers to new markets.