More grocery store display winners coming – vote today for best asparagus display

Published on June 13, 2019

Michael Tibollo MPP Vaughan Woodbridge congratulates Ontarian’s who select first Consumers’ Choice Retailer Award Winner

For the first time in more than 30 years, consumers have chosen a Consumers’ Choice greenhouse vegetable grocery store display contest winner. The award goes to Metro #331 in Orangeville for building the most creative display of Ontario greenhouse vegetables.

Michael Tibollo MPP for Vaughan-Woodbridge, congratulated Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ernie Hardeman, on this new award that allows people to recognize local stores promoting Ontario food. The Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards are the produce industry’s premier competition to encourage excellence in grocery store displays and promotion of local Ontario foods. This year, for the first time ever, consumers can choose who they believe created the best display.

Today, we are launching the next contest, showcasing fresh and delicious Ontario asparagus. Consumers can vote in this contest by following Foodland Ontario on Instagram or Facebook and “liking” one of the top three grocery store displays. The asparagus display that receives the most “likes” or votes will receive the Consumers’ Choice award. The finalists are stores from London, Mississauga and Huntsville.

“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.”

“Its great to see such an enthusiastic response for people supporting this initiative across the province” said Michael Tibollo MPP Vaughan-Woodbridge. “ My seat mate Ernie Hardeman does such a great job at promoting the importance of agriculture and agricultural products.”

Local food is the heart of our province’s agri-food industry and vital to the sustainability of Ontario’s food system. Buying and supporting local food creates jobs and economic growth in communities across the province.  

Quick Facts

• For more than 40 years, Foodland Ontario has connected with families on how to recognize, prepare and enjoy locally grown foods.

• To know when all your local fruits and vegetables are in season, visit Foodland Ontario’s Availability Guide.

• Through the summer and fall, consumers will be able to vote for their choice of best retail display on the Foodland Ontario Facebook and Instagram.