Fresh Ontario gets locally grown to foodservice

02/24/2014 11:26:00 AM
Cynthia David

Sawtell advises a woman in New York City who wants to set up a similar service connecting chefs and producers.

Steve Crawford, business development specialist for produce, dairy and local for Gordon Food Service Ontario, said GFS’ newest Greenbelt grant involves comparing the amount of local versus imported fresh produce the broadliner uses and seeing how much of an opportunity there is to use more local fruits and vegetables.

“We want to know where the opportunities are,” Crawford said, “and we’re going to talk to some of our bigger vendors, such as the Campbell Soup Co., to see if they’ve thought of using more local products.”

Crawford also plans to attend the 2014 Food Hub Collaboration Conference, Raleigh, N.C. in late March.


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chris meeuse    
st thomas  |  March, 09, 2014 at 11:27 AM

i have a 5acre seabuckthorn orchard i was wondering if you would be interested in buying some of my fruit

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