Planting the seed: processing "local food" in Hastings County

On Thursday, November 12, at the Hastings County Museum of Agricultural Heritage in Stirling, Leona Dombrowsky, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs presented Gayle Grills, President of Hastings Federation of Agriculture and Ron Emond, Warden of Hastings County with a cheque for $40,000.

The grant from the Ontario Market Investment Fund is for a study of a "local food" processing plant in Hastings County. It will define customer demand and identify potential co-packing partners to meet the local food production and distribution requirements. For more information Hastings County or contact Andrew Redden Hastings County Economic Development Manager, Email ReddenAathastingscounty.com