Food Processing Expands In Chatham-Kent - McGuinty Government Supports Agri-Food Industry, Creates Jobs
Ontario is helping a leading North American food processor expand into Wheatley to support local farmers, strengthen the local economy and create up to 100 jobs.
With support from Ontario's Rural Economic Development Program, Bolthouse Farms has partnered with local grower, Nature's Finest, to grow and process Ontario carrots. The project will allow Bolthouse to:
A strong agri-food industry is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create jobs and opportunities that will grow the province's economy.
"By investing in new and expanded food processing facilities,
we are strengthening our agri-food industry and growing our province's
economy. The McGuinty government's support for this project will
not only create jobs, but it will provide new opportunities for
farmers and support local foods."
"Our government's support for this new food processing facility
will bring up to 100 new jobs to Wheatley and benefit our community
for years to come. By investing in this project, we're supporting
our local economy, our farmers, and our food system."
"The mission of Bolthouse Farms is to help people live healthier
and more vibrant lives and one way to do that is to insure that
we provide local and regional communities with better access and
availability of fresh fruits and vegetables - the investment in
Wheatley is a perfect example of this mission coming to life."
Want to grow your food business? Ontario can help.
For more information:
Melissa Zanette, Minister's Office, 416-326-3071