Celebrate Local Food Week with Ontario VQA Wine

June 1, 2015 | Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

New Signs at Farmers' Markets to Show Where Local Wines Are Sold

Ontario is celebrating its second annual Local Food Week from June 1-7, 2015. Sample and support local food, including Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) wines.

As part of the province's strategy to increase awareness of the good things that are grown, made and harvested in Ontario, the province launched a first-of-its-kind pilot program last year to allow VQA wines to be sold at farmers' markets. Since launching in 2014, 78 wineries and 172 farmers' markets have participated in the pilot program, with sales of more than $1 million dollars.

Find world class VQA wines at local farmers' markets by looking for a purple VQA sign or by using the mobile-friendly map to find a participating market.

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