Public Health and COVID-19 Updates

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues its spread, it is our hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and taking the necessary precautions to maintain your health and well-being.

These are unprecedented times and they call for unprecedented actions. We will work through whatever the next few weeks and months bring and provide Ontario’s farmers’ market sector with the information it needs in these difficult times.

On April 24, the governments of Canada and Ontario announced an investment of up to $2.5 million to help the agri-food sector expand online. Farmers’ Markets Ontario will be applying to the Agri-Food Open for E-Business initiative to get more farmers, farmers’ markets and food hubs online now while building a more integrated and resilient local food sales and distribution system in the long-term. It will be more than just a solution for farmers’ markets. It will connect farmers and all of their sales channels, including farmers’ markets, to consumers on the same e-commerce platform.

Please continue to monitor this page for new updates.

Resources

Ontario Ministry of Health

Ontario Declaration of Emergency

COVID-19 Guidance for Food Premises

Public Health Agency of Canada, 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak update

Public Health Ontario

Canadian Food Inspection Agency