FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 11, 2019
SIMCOE – Today, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett recognized Sobey’s Simcoe for their outstanding commitment to Ontario’s local food industry. On behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, the MPP presented store manager Margaret Pitts and produce manager Cathy Adams the retailer Platinum Award,
“With Norfolk County having a diverse agriculture base and being a leading horticultural producer, it’s great to see this work from a major retailer,” said Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett.
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 that run from mid-April to November. Over 4,250 entries were submitted last year with almost 6,000 photos of compelling displays featuring fresh Ontario produce.
“Congratulations Sobey’s Simcoe for creating award-winning displays that showcase Ontario’s fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables,” said Minister Hardeman. “Thank you for taking pride in building creative and innovative displays that encourage shoppers to take home the good things that grow in Ontario.”
- For a list of the 2018 Retailer Award winners, visit Foodland Ontario’s website.
- Ontario has one of the most diverse agri-food industries in Canada, producing more than 200 commodities, such as greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, asparagus, berries, tender fruit, and apples.
- 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.
For more information, contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446 or [email protected]