Local Food Access Goals

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In February, 2016, the Lieutenant Governor proclaimed paragraph 3 of s. 4(1) of the Local Food Act, 2013 making "increasing access to local food" the next area of focus under the act. Consultations were held with agri-food stakeholders and the public throughout the spring 2016 to help draft goals focusing on increasing access to local food.

Increasing Access to Local Food Goals

As required by the Local Food Act, 2013, the minister has established three aspirational goals to help increase access to local food:

  • Goal 1: Increase opportunities for all Ontarians to choose local food.
  • Goal 2: Increase the variety of local food offerings to celebrate the diversity of Ontario and its foods.
  • Goal 3: Increase collaborations and strengthen partnerships among producers, communities, and the public and private sectors to enhance local food availability.

The minister will report on the three local food access goals in the annual Local Food Report. In collaboration with stakeholders, the initial focus will be on establishing baselines for measuring progress related to the goals.


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca