The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) is pleased to announce that Halton Healthcare Services (HHS) /Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital site, has been selected as the winner of the first OGVG Local Food Week promotion & display competition that took place the first week of June. HHS is a multi-site healthcare organization. It is composed of three community hospitals in Ontario, Canada. It serves the communities of Milton, Oakville, Clarkson and Halton Hills.
OGVG engaged 27 healthcare locations in Ontario, providing each site with a ‘tool kit’ consisting of: promotional ideas, recipes and merchandising material. These resources were created to support launching cafeteria initiatives, promotions & displays during local food week. All locations had the opportunity to submit a snapshot of their activities highlighting key criteria that would be the basis of selecting the winning location. Working with OGVG resources, Marianne Katusin (HHS manager of Foodservice) and Elma Hrapovich (HHS director of Nutrition and Foodservices) spearheaded multiple ‘local’ OGVG promotions and displays. HHS entered in a timely manner and enthusiastically created a lot of excitement and awareness around this celebratory week.

“OGVG has been pleased to be part of this promotion with Ontario Healthcare cafeterias and we look forward to working with other foodservice partners in the future” said Don Taylor, Chair of the Board of OGVG. “In a competitive market, these new partnerships that expand and support our produce in the foodservice marketplace will help sustain Ontario agriculture and our Ontario greenhouse vegetable farmers”.

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Funding was provided by Greenbelt to support the launch of an OGVG Local Food Week Promotion.

For more information:
Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers
George Gilvesy, General Manager
T: (519) 326-2604