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Selling Food to Ontario

March 10, 2020

Cornwall Ontario – The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) recently announced two seminars with a focus on selling food to Ontario.

Selling Food to Ontario

The goal of these seminars is to help create new opportunities for farms and food businesses in Cornwall, SD&G, and Akwesasne, by exploring new markets and gaining a better understanding of how to approach these opportunities.

Each seminar will cover a variety of topics, led by industry experts. Details for both sessions are listed below:

Session #1

  • Topics to be covered
    • Market channel overview: how buyers purchase food and what they expect
    • Getting your product listed in a retail store and keeping it there
    • Entrepreneur and consumer insights
  • Confirmed Speakers:
    • Katie Nolan, Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Advisor, OMAFRA
    • Sheri Evans, Local Development Manager, Sobey’s
    • Josh Biemond, Upper Canada Creamery
    • Stay tuned… more to come!
  • Date: April 1, 2020
  • Time: 9 am to 12 noon
  • Location: Cornwall Civic Complex, VIP Concourse
  • Click the link to register: Selling Food to Ontario – Session #1
    • $10 / ticket

Session #2

  • Topics to be covered
    • Overview of food regulations
    • Food safety program requirements
    • Local resources to grow your business
  • Confirmed Speakers:
    • Carolyn Cross, Compliance and Advisory Officer, OMAFRA
    • Tara Kirkpatrick, Economic Development and Communications Officer, Township of North Glengarry, North Glengarry Community Kitchen
    • Stay tuned… more to come!
  • Date: April 8, 2020
  • Time: 9 am to 12 noon
  • Location: Cornwall Civic Complex, VIP Concourse
  • Click the link to register: Selling Food to Ontario – Session #2
    • $10 / ticket

“This is a great opportunity for food based businesses,” said Candy Pollard, Business Consultant with the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre.  “Not only will a great deal of information be provided and questions answered, it is also an opportunity for food producers to connect with each other.  Sharing information and experience is of great value to entrepreneurs and should really be looked at as an investment into your business!”

 

 

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