Consumers Can Vote Now for Favourite Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Display

Published on June 07, 2019

Consumers Can Vote Now for Favourite Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Display

Foodland Ontario's Consumers’ Choice Award Recognizes Stores Promoting Locally Grown Food

TORONTO - The Ontario government wants consumers to have their say in choosing the 2019 Consumers' Choice Award for Ontario greenhouse vegetables retail display created by local grocery stores across the province.

"We're celebrating Ontario's great local food throughout this growing season by inviting everyone to vote for their favourite display. Whether it's in your local grocery store, or another store elsewhere in the province, you get to choose which display best showcases Ontario's fresh produce," said Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. "This is a fun and unique way for consumers to show their support for the creativity each grocery store puts into their displays of the good things that grow in Ontario."

Consumers can vote by following Foodland Ontario on Instagram or Facebook and "liking" one of the top three grocery store displays. There are six contests in all, running from May until November, and consumers can vote in each contest. The Ontario greenhouse vegetable display that receives the most "likes" or votes will receive the "Consumers' Choice" award.

For more than 30 years, the Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards have been the produce industry's premier competition for excellence in grocery store display and promotion in support of local Ontario foods. This year, for the first time ever, consumers can decide who created the best display.

Quick Facts

  • For more than 40 years, Foodland Ontario has connected with families on how to recognize, prepare and enjoy locally grown foods.
  • For more information on the Consumers’ Choice Contest, please visit Foodland Ontario’s website.
  • To know when all your local fruits and vegetables are in season, visit Foodland Ontario’s Availability Guide.