Ontario consumers have picked a winner for the fall harvest display contest. The annual award goes to Fresh Co #9690 in Hamilton for building the most creative display of Ontario fall harvest vegetables.
The annual Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards are the produce industry’s premier competition for excellence in retail display and promotion in support of local Ontario foods. This year, for the first time ever, consumers can decide who created the best display.
“Congratulations to Fresh Co #9690 in Hamilton for showcasing Ontario’s fall harvest in such an inviting and creative way,” said Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “Foodland Ontario’s Retailer Awards program helps shoppers know what is grown locally as well as supports our farmers across the province.”
Retailers enter seasonal display contests which run from mid-April to November. In 2018, over 4,250 entries were submitted with almost 6,000 photos of compelling displays featuring fresh Ontario produce.
The last grocery store display contest for 2019 is coming soon – by following Foodland Ontario on Instagram or Facebook, Ontarians can choose their favourite from the top three displays. The display that receives the most “likes” wins the contest.
- For more than 40 years, Foodland Ontario has connected with families on how to recognize, prepare and enjoy locally grown foods.
- To know when all your local fruits and vegetables are in season, visit Foodland Ontario’s Availability Guide.