Nurturing Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Ontario


This paper examines the structural, legislative, economic, and regulatory frameworks that have led to an Ontario food-processing sector that is inadequate for many small and medium-scale farmers. We review the missed economic opportunities and loss of economic activity of our food-processing sector as it is currently structured. Finally, we explore potential solutions to these problems that would stimulate the “agricultural middle” and help restore economic health to agricultural and food enterprises at every scale.


Carter-Whitney, M., Miller,S. “Nurturing Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Ontario” Metcalf Food Solutions: Metcalf Foundation, June (2010).