The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association

Building a digital library and launching a Burger contest

Covid‑19 has caused a global recession and Canada and Ontario have not been immune. Every negative economic statistic represents a family that is struggling, a person who has lost their job, or an anxious small business owner facing unprecedented uncertainty.

As Canadians, and specifically, Ontarians continue to grapple with COVID‑19, the focus for funding opportunities must include protecting people and providing urgent support.

According to a recent media release, ‘The Government of Ontario is providing up to $118,500 to develop specialized COVID-19 resources to better protect the health and safety of temporary foreign workers and others employed in the agri-food sector.’

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) has been advocating for fruit and vegetable farmers for over 160 years as a nationally recognized not-for-profit association. The sector is comprised of over 3,500 family farms, which support over 30,000 farm-based, non-family jobs in Ontario. Over 125 different fruit and vegetable crops are grown in Ontario.

Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association are challenging Ontarians to make a favourite burger recipe, using locally sourced ground meat, baked goods (buns) and toppings (local preserves, produce, condiments, cheeses, etc.) Post a photo of your Burger creation and list the local ingredients for a chance to win a surprise package. The good folks at OFVGA have provided a recipe as well.

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