Start Serving Up Locally Grown Food in Canada

There are many farmers’ markets located throughout Canada.  You can find a lot of great locally grown products from British Columbia to Newfoundland.  For instance, you will find lettuce grown locally in the greenhouse, locally made maple syrup, and fresh berries picked right from local fields.  Most customers show concerns about where the food that they eat comes from.  If you have local foods to offer, then you might be able to expand your business around the area.  You can target both big cities and small towns in Canada as the organic good movement is gaining speed.

Local food can have a different meaning to different people.  Usually, when you claim that something is local or locally grown, it is actually originated within a radius of that area.  Sometimes, local food can also mean that the product is only manufactured or packaged in that area – This usually confuses people.  Recently there have been more and more people who look for food that has been locally grown, or harvested, because of various concerns in our proceed food model.

If you have a local food business, or you are looking to start one or you want to get it going and start expanding it, then you will want to make sure that you use all of the networking opportunities that are available to you.  There are organizations, for instance in Ontario Canada, like the Local Food Plus and Homegrown Ontario that can provide you with support and valuable information.  You can also use information that you receive from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture to help you with your local food business.  The Ontario Farmers’ Market Strategy is also a great initiative that can provide you with useful information, funding and support.

When you own your own local food business, you will find that you have a lot of responsibilities and legal obligations.  There are certain licenses and permits that are required by law.  You will be responsible for obtaining these licenses.  Also, consider any labeling requirements that you must adhere to.  You will want to make sure that you are well aware of all of these permits, licenses and labeling requirements to ensure that you are in compliance with them.