I was fortunate to participate last week in Farm Credit Canada‘s Marketing Caravan stopover in Guelph, hosted by Ontario Farm Fresh Association and supported by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The program emphasized direct marketing, and underlined how producers need to make farm experiences fun by offering features such as corn mazes (the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! maze pictured below is near Thamesville, Ontario, and comes from the “Corn Maize” website). I write about what I learned during the caravan’s visit in my Urban Cowboy column in today’s Guelph Mercury.
You can find information about Guelph-Wellington local food promotions here.