The luxury of growing what we eat: Provincial Local Food Act could spell win-win for farmers and food banks
In Ontario, agri-food is the largest driver of the provincial economy. Fruit and vegetable farmers alone grow more than 125 different crops and support more than 30,000 on-farm jobs, as well as a further 8,700 food-processing jobs specific to horticulture and specialty crops in the province. We also have some of the world’s most affordable […]
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stop in Hamilton On Saturday, Nov 30 to raise awareness and donations for Hamilton Food Share.
TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ – Yesterday, Bill 36 – The Local Food Act, 2013, received unanimous support at third reading in Ontario’s legislature. The Local Food Act enshrines into law a new tax credit for farmers who donate food to local food banks. The bill creates a non-refundable tax credit worth 25% of the […]