MPP Hogarth Presents Food Basics #928 – Etobicoke with Platinum Foodland Award

Today, MPP Christine Hogarth recognized Food Basics #928 with the Foodland Ontario Platinum Award for building creative produce displays that drive sales of local Ontario produce.

NEWS | June 24, 2024

ETOBICOKE – Today, MPP Christine Hogarth recognized Store Manager Jennifer Hall and Produce Manager Kimberly Traynor of Food Basics #928 with Foodland Ontario Platinum Award for building creative produce displays that drive sales of local Ontario produce and demonstrate an exceptional commitment to Ontario’s local food industry.

“This award celebrates the creativity and commitment of our local retailers in presenting Ontario’s exceptional produce. Your creative displays do more than just catch the eye — they support our local farmers and highlight the quality of homegrown products. Thank you for your unwavering support of local food and for keeping fresh, high-quality products in our stores. Together, we are building a stronger local food economy. Well done on your well-deserved achievement!” said Christine Hogarth, MPP, Etobicoke-Lakeshore. 

For more than 35 years, the annual Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards have recognized the creative talent of retail managers and staff who build eye-catching promotional displays to promote Ontario grown and in-season fruits and vegetables.

This year, 63 Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards are being presented to 60 grocery stores across the province to celebrate excellence in retail display and promotion in support of local Ontario foods.

“Congratulations to all the winners of the 2023 Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards,” said Rob Flack, Minister of Farming, Agriculture and Agribusiness. “Our local grocery stores play a pivotal role getting Ontario-grown food from farm to fork. By creating eye-catching in-store displays that celebrate fresh, locally grown produce, grocery stores are helping shoppers identify and purchase Ontario products and support Ontario farmers.”

For more than 45 years, Foodland Ontario has connected with families on how to recognize, prepare and enjoy locally grown foods. Ontario has one of the most diverse agriculture and food industries in Canada, producing more than 200 commodities, including asparagus, berries, tender fruit, apples, greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers and so many more. To know when all your local fruits and vegetables are in season, visit Foodland Ontario’s Availability Guide.


Saurabh Kapoor
Senior Communications Specialist
Office of Christine Hogarth, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore
195 Norseman St. Unit 21, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 0E9