|Ontario Food Terminal To Showcase Local Producers|
|Wednesday, 19 September 2012 12:22|
TORONTO — Food distributors, suppliers and farmers are preparing to gather at Ontario’s Food Terminal (OFT) to educate consumers on the business of providing groceries to stores, restaurants and other foodservice operations.
“Fresh Fest aims to raise awareness of the health benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables while supporting FoodShare, which helps to provide children in need with their share of fresh produce,” said Joe DaSilva, vice-president, Ippolito Produce Ltd. and president, Toronto Wholesale Produce Association.
“The money raised at Fresh Fest will help support FoodShare’s programs, which include providing healthy meals to Ontario students in need.”
OFT was opened in 1954. It has 22 warehouse tenants, 50 office tenants, 400 Farmers' Market tenants and more than 5,000 registered wholesale buyers.
The event will be held at the Ontario Food Terminal at 165 The Queensway on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit fresh-fest.ca.