At the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), we believe strongly in supporting our members and in helping to promote agriculture and the important role it plays in our lives, our communities and our economy. From farmers to our diverse food processing industry, the agri-food sector is a vital contributor to the provincial economy, supporting over 860,400 jobs and more than $47 billion in GDP annually.
It’s important that we recognize the critical links in the supply chain that work tirelessly to ensure Ontarians have food on the table that is proudly grown, produced or raised in Ontario. From field-to-fork, more than 10% of Ontario’s labour force is employed in the agri-food sector in our province. Ontario’s farmers grow and produce over 200 commodities that feed our province, our country and the world. Purchasing local supports your neighbourhood farmers, processors, and small businesses while supporting the local economy and contributing to community economic recovery.