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The Food Team works to promote Eastern Ontario as a location for companies involved in the production and processing of foods, such as: » Dairies and Cheese makers » Bakeries and Frozen Bread/Pastries » Agriculture and Grain Processing » Meat Processing » Dry and Processed Food » Artisan Sauces and others
• Regardless of the strength of an economy, people still need to eat• Certain food sectors (organic, fancy foods) are showing strong growth
• Ontario East is a good fit for food processing: • Connects three large markets • Good network of highways • Good labour • R & D facilities • Access to raw material • Excellent secondary linkages » Seaway, Rail, Air, Border Crossings
In our region, we have strong clusters of food processing: • Kelloggs (Belleville) • Burnbrae Farms (Brockville) • Lyreco (Kingston) • PepsiCo (Peterborough) • over 300 companies and counting
The Food Team is working to bring more food processing and related companies to Eastern Ontario • Several trade shows each year • Outreach to MEDT, AgFood Canada and Consulates • Lead Generation Efforts » Ongoing
• We have developed a brochure• We are updating a directory of all food companies in Eastern Ontario• Working with the logistics team to map company activities
The Food Team is very active, participating in several world-class trade shows: • Winter Fancy Food Show – San Francisco • CRFA Show – Toronto • SIAL – Toronto • Summer Fancy Food Show – New York
The members of the Food Team are: • Brockville • Cornwall • Stormont Dundas and Glengarry • Lennox and Addington • Quinte West • Northumberland • Smiths Falls • Prince Edward County
Everybody has to eat. They might as well get their food from Eastern Ontario.JOIN OUR FOOD TEAM and help make our voice a stronger one for Eastern Ontario$4000 investments helps leverage a $100K effort