Local Food Week goes online
Local Food Week, June 1-7, 2020, is a celebration of the bounty of fresh, healthy food grown, produced, and processed right here in Ontario.
This year, Farm & Food Care Ontario (FFCO) partnered with
and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture’s (OFA)
Six by Sixteen
initiative and other agri-food partners to celebrate Local Food Week here in Ontario.
The schedule was packed with six Facebook Live farm tours and cooking demonstrations, educational activities, and a week-long contest. Farm tours featured dairy, grain, egg, asparagus, greenhouse vegetable and turkey farmers. Two live cooking demonstrations featuring all-Ontario menus were hosted by well-known Toronto food influencer Andrea Buckett.
The videos received over 56,000 views throughout Local Food Week. Four winners were selected from the
I Love Local
contest where contestants were asked what "local" means to them and how they support local food.
New Farm to Facebook videos will continue to be offered throughout the summer on a bi-weekly basis.