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Ontario Celebrates Agri-Food Innovators in Halton and Niagara Regions

Ontario is recognizing the work of local agri-food innovators whose ideas and passion strengthen their businesses, grow the agri-food sector, boost the economy and create jobs.

Today, recipients of the 2016 Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence were honoured in St. Catharines during a ceremony hosted by Jim Bradley, MPP for St. Catharines.

Recipients were recognized for their contributions to boosting economic growth in Ontario by creating new products that help to support job creation, add value to existing products and support a sustainable environment.

The award recipients from Halton Region and Niagara Region are:

  1. Cave Spring Cellars based in Jordan Station
  2. Chicken Farmers of Ontario based in Burlington
  3. Northend Gardens 1991 Inc. based in Jordan Station
  4. Tigchelaar Berry Farms Inc. based in Vineland
  5. Vineland Growers' Cooperative Ltd. based in Jordan Station

Award recipients are also helping Ontario meet the Premier's Agri-Food Growth Challenge by supporting the province's efforts to double the growth rate of the agri-food sector and create 120,000 jobs by 2020.

Supporting a strong and innovative agri-food industry is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Source: News Ontario