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New Project Aims to Grow the Local Food Wholesale Market in the Kawartha Region

By Christine Drage
Matt Anderson handing off local produce to Lisa McGhie at Fresh Urban Plate

kawarthaNow Editorial

December 14, 2023

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Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development and the City of Kawartha Lakes are seeking participants for a new project that will expand local food production and consumption by making it more accessible through local wholesale channels.

On December 5, the Ontario government announced it is providing $59,768 to the Growing the Local Food Wholesale Market in Kawartha Region initiative through the Rural Economic Development Program of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

The multi-phase and multi-year project builds on previous initiatives to develop a more robust availability of locally produced food. This collaborative project provides training and coaching and connects food producers, such as farmers and local food processors, with food buyers like restaurants, food service providers, and retail and institutional buyers at no cost. Applications to participate are now open until Friday, December 22nd at

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