The Ontario government is helping four Nipissing businesses in the agricultural food sector to bolster their online presence.
Over $10,000 has been announced for the Nipissing District through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s Agri-Food Open for E-Business Initiative.
Vic Fedeli, MPP says the pandemic has forced many in the agri-food sector to focus more on e-commerce.
“This support will help agri-food businesses in Nipissing to better and more quickly adapt to the retail challenges of this unprecedented time and to modernize their operations for the future,” stated Fedeli.
The MPP’s office adds the funding “will help provide consumers with more access to local food.”
The businesses splitting the $10,672.31 in funds are Green Legacy Farm in Rutherglen, Bella Hill Maple Syrup in Powassan, Golden Treasure Maple Syrup and Long’s Maple Syrup which are both in Trout Creek.
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3 billion investment program through the federal, provincial and territorial governments aimed at strengthening the agriculture and agri-food sectors.