Greenbelt Foundation releases new report: Opportunities to Grow Southern Ontario’s Fruit and Vegetable Sector

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: June 10, 2020

Categories: GoodFoodBites / Research

The Greenbelt Foundation has released a new report, “Plant the Seeds: Opportunities to Grow Southern Ontario’s Fruit and Vegetable Sector”, which identifies opportunities to expand Ontario’s $2.2 billion fruit and vegetable sector, including through more local production of fresh grapes, pears, strawberries, garlic, eggplant and sweet potatoes, as well as vertical farming.

“For most of the crops examined in this analysis, expanding production across the Greenbelt and southwestern Ontario would displace some of the $7.3 billion of annual imported fruits and vegetables, making an important contribution to Ontario’s economic recovery and could provide an even greater contribution to Ontario’s rural economy,” the Greenbelt Foundation shares on their website.

Learn more and access the report here.