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  • 24 October 2018

Local Ontario fruit and vegetable producers have a new market to sell their produce into the school community

The Fresh From The Farm program offers farmers a new market for their produce and schools the opportunity for an effective fundraiser.

Since its inception, the program has seen 1,165 schools raise more than $1.1 million for their own programs from the sale of 2.7 million pounds of fresh produce. The program continues to grow.

This is the sixth year for the program, said Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association program manager Dan Tukendorf

Last year, the program sold over a million pounds of Ontario-grown fruits and vegetables, and raised over $500,000 for their school communities.

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