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Local Food 101

Have you ever wondered why certain foods are labelled Organic and others Natural.  What is the difference between Grass Fed Beef and Corn Fed Beef?  Should you buy the Free Range Eggs or those from Free Run Hens?  Are there Nutritional advantages of one over the other?  And who makes the decisions concerning Certification and Labelling in Canada?  If you have asked any of these questions, then this section is for you! 

Based on some of the most commonly-asked questions about our food, Foodlink has compiled Local Food 101 to help you navigate through the confusion that surrounds food and agriculture terminology today. 

Choose topics to explore from the categories listed below.  This list will grow over time.  Should there be a term that's not here that you'd like to see covered, please let us know.  We'll do our homework to help get you the facts on your food!

Savour Ontario

Savour Ontario was initiated in 2006 by the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance as a program to develop new, high-quality, culinary tourism products and experiences that will attract more visitors to Ontario and contribute to the economic prosperity of communities across the province.  Individual businesses, food associations, and regional committees all interested in promoting Ontario food can join this trade organization to help ensure the continuation of a local, sustainable food supply.

Savour Ontario publishes a list of restaurants, wineries, cooking classes and inn packages that showcase Ontario food.