The 2021 Municipal Agriculture Economic Development & Planning Forum is being hosted virtually by The Regional Municipality of York and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) from November 3-4, 2021. This event will feature a number of industry speakers, expert panels, an overview of York Region’s agriculture and agri-food sector and much more.
#1 Gross Farm Revenue
Per acre in the GTA; $1,000 higher gross revenue per acre than provincial average.
A strong workforce that helps agriculture and agri-food in York Region thrive.
$2.7 Billion in Annual GDP
This sector plays an important role in York Region’s economy.
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Latest York Region Agriculture Business News
- The many benefits to buying and supporting locally grown foodsThis opinion piece by Beverley Golden in The Toronto Star provides an overview of the importance of local food, and her experience with the Field to Table event in Georgina.
- York Region Business Update // August 2021York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more. Check out the August edition now!
- Bingz Burger Restaurant Opened its First-ever North American Restaurant in MarkhamDespite an industry that lost roughly 5,000 restaurants in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, Bingz took a chance to open its doors and saw an influx of customers in its first month of business.
Supports the local economy. Not only is local food fresher and better for the environment, but when you eat local, you support the more than 700 farms that call York Region home. Buying local helps support the York Region economy, creating local jobs and supporting the community.
Is fresher and better for the environment. Imported fruits and vegetables can travel long distances to get to your plate. This transport has an environmental impact related to greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. When you buy local you get fresh, delicious products with a reduced impact on the environment. We call that a win-win.
The York Farm Fresh Guide Map is the best way to find a variety of delicious food in your own backyard. This map lists more than farms and farmers’ markets to help you uncover local farm fresh products within York Region.
You can also download the new York Farm Fresh Multilingual Mobile App, available in seven different languages!