Local Food Forum

On September 18, 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs launched a key piece of their broader food strategy – The Local Food Fund.  The Local Food Fund is a 3-year initiative with funding of up to $10 million per year to support innovative local food projects that reduce barriers to sustainable, regional economic development.  The goal of the Local Food Fund is to increase the purchase of Ontario foods and contribute to increase economic activity.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Peterborough Public Library Auditorium

345 Aylmer Street North, Peterborough

Registration is FREE and available online at


Agenda includes:

  • local food agencies, groups and service providers are invited to make a 5 minute presentation on their local food programs and services, followed by
  • Judy Coward, Economic Development Consultant with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, will provide an overview of the Local Food Fund & application details.

Take the time to find out more about this new funding opportunity.

The first funding period closes October 31, 2013.