MPP McKenna Presents Longo’s Fairview with Foodland Ontario Retailer Award for Local Food Promotion
MPP McKenna Presents Longo’s Fairview with Foodland Ontario Retailer Award for Local Food Promotion
December 16, 2019

BURLINGTON (December 16, 2019) – Today MPP Jane McKenna recognized store manager Chris Prosia and the Longo’s Fairview Store 3 team on behalf of Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, for their outstanding commitment to Ontario’s local food industry and presented them with a Gold – Seasonal award.

“I am proud to recognize Longo’s Fairview with this important award,” said Jane McKenna at the store located at 1225 Fairview Street. “Congratulations to Chris Prosia and his staff for their outstanding creativity and commitment to Ontario’s local food industry.”

"To be recognized out of all the grocery stores in the province is quite the honour," said store manager Chris Prosia.

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. 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.

“Congratulations Longo’s Store 3 Fairview for creating award-winning displays that showcase Ontario’s fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables,” said Minister Hardeman. “Thank you for taking pride in building creative and innovative displays that encourage shoppers to take home the good things that grow in Ontario.”

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.

Quick Facts

  • For a list of the 2018 Retailer Award winners, visit Foodland Ontario’s website.
  • Ontario has one of the most diverse agri-food industries in Canada, producing more than 200 commodities, such as greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, asparagus, berries, tender fruit, and apples.
  • 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.
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