A leader in promoting locally grown food, Norfolk County expanded its work into the County’s health care facilities. Norfolk County’s Local Foods to Health Care Facilities Initiative was funded by The Greenbelt Fund, a sister organization of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.

With funding from the Ontario Government, the Fund helped to increase the amount of Ontario food served in daycares, schools, universities and colleges, hospitals and long-term care facilities through its program, the Broader Public Sector Investment Fund: Promoting Ontario Food.

In addition to Norfolk County, the project partners included Norfolk District Business Development Corporation (NDBDC), Cedarwood Village, Norfolk General Hospital and Nursing Home, Norview Lodge and VG Meats.

The objectives of the project included increasing the amount of Ontario food at the  three Health Care facilities, developing project communication resources and recommending purchasing policies and procedures that support buying local Ontario Foods.

Video: For a snapshot of the Local Foods to HealthCare Facilities project view the Recipe Challenge video at http://www.youtube.com/user/norfolkcounty/featured.

For more information, visit the project blog. This project is now complete.

More about food and agriculture in Norfolk County can be explored at www.norfolkfarms.com.