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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:45

Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family, and community. It is also a time to celebrate the local harvest and support Ontario farmers.

Thanksgiving weekend is the conclusion of Agriculture Week in Ontario - a time to reflect on the wide variety of nutritious, locally grown food that we are fortunate to have access to in our province. It is a time to thank the people who grow our food.

Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Ontario's agricultural bounty - think about buying local when preparing your Thanksgiving meal! Whether you are baking a delicious pumpkin pie or serving up sweet potatoes, you can find all of that goodness and more here in Ontario.

We are committed to working across party lines to defend Ontario farmers and to protect prime farmland. Please take a moment to support our commitment to putting Food and Water First to protect prime farmland and source water regions.

The GPO also believes it is time for the government to put the words of the Local Food Act into action. The government should make a commitment that requires, not just encourages, Ontario’s public institutions to buy local sustainable food.

This weekend, let’s give thanks to the farmers who are the stewards of our land and water resources. And let’s commit to protecting the land that sustains us.