Mount Forest Foodland acknowledged with provincial produce award

MOUNT FOREST – The Foodland grocery retailer right here was acknowledged with a Foodland Ontario Retailer Award on Could 25 – and in addition served as the situation for the announcement of all 65 winners acknowledged by the province.

Foodland Mount Forest obtained one in all 36 “Silver Awards of Benefit,” which “rejoice excellence in selling Ontario produce in a show,” states a press launch from the province.

“We all know our clients love native. After we/our group places the hassle into constructing shows that includes native merchandise it makes our clients glad of their buy realizing they’re supporting native farmers,” acknowledged Foodland Mount Forest homeowners Luigi and Kim Catalano within the launch.

“We put the hassle into creating these shows as a result of we need to assist our neighborhood and showcase the superb merchandise our native farms develop. In flip, it builds a way of contribution amongst our workers.

“Together with our whole workers on the Mount Forest Foodland, we wish to thank and congratulate our excellent produce group.”

Agriculture minister Lisa Thompson and Perth-Wellington MPP Matthew Rae had been available in Mount Forest to current the award to the Catalanos and to acknowledge all Foodland Ontario Retailer Award winners for 2022.

Mount Forest Foodland was awarded a 2022 Silver Award of Benefit from Foodland Ontario in recognition of the shop’s shows selling Ontario produce. Picture by Crystal Seifried


“Selling Ontario meals is vital to supporting our farm households, processors and whole agri-food worth chain,” acknowledged Rae.

“The Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards rejoice the very best of the very best within the promotion of those merchandise, and the Mount Forest location has offered top-tier supply of this initiative in relation to showcasing Ontario grown merchandise and inspiring client consciousness.”

Thompson congratulated all of the winners and famous the grocery shops’ efforts “are a staple in driving consciousness of our agri-food sector.”

She acknowledged shopping for meals grown and produced in Ontario “straight helps our farmers, processors and different companies throughout our meals provide chain and helps create jobs, strengthen communities and our provincial economic system.”

The Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards, which have been introduced for greater than 35 years, acknowledge “distinctive and modern” grocery retailer shows that promote locally-grown meals.

The 4 classes embrace the Award of Excellence, Platinum All Seasons Award, Gold Class Award and Silver Award of Benefit.

The Fergus Zehrs was additionally acknowledged with a Silver Award of Benefit for 2022.

For a whole listing of winners go to the Foodland Ontario web site.