"The average Ontario shopper intends to spend almost $700 on holiday gifting this year. If just $70 or 10% of this was spent on edible gifts crafted from Ontario artisan producers, the economic impact would equate to $500 million extra dollars in our Ontario food system, supporting up to 10,000 food sector jobs."
December is the month for giving, sharing, and emphasizing our values, traditions, and priorities. The holiday season brings out the best in us, and we cherish the little acts that show we care.
One little act to show you care is to buy local. Make this season a time to show your family and friends you are a conscious consumer by feasting on local foods and by giving gifts that are made in Ontario. Not only are you supporting your own community, but the gifts you give can influence those around you in a positive way.
Author and local food ambassador, Lynn Orgyzlo, has created a holiday challenge for all Ontarians: spend 10% of your holiday budget on edible gifts crafted from Ontario artisan producers. Made locally is important, and Elgin Harvest will take it one step further: made locally from as many local ingredients as possible, just like we do all year long.
This month, Elgin Harvest invites you to follow along on our website, twitter (@ElginHarvest), or Facebook, and celebrate 15 Days of Elgin Christmas. Starting December 3rd, Elgin Harvest will be cookin' up tasty holiday treats, both sweet & savoury, focusing on local ingredients. From honey, herbs,
berries and beer to cheese, chestnuts, mushrooms and teas, Elgin County has so much to offer and Elgin Harvest wants to give you a taste of it. You will be able to order the treats prepared (just call or email the kitchen) but more importantly, we hope it inspires you to reach that 10% Ontario goal.
Eating. Drinking. Sharing.