The Ontario government is spending $11.6 million to help the province’s food processing sector.
Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement at a news conference Saturday morning in Scarborough.
She says the money will fund more than 60 projects to improve access to Ontario food across the province.
“We want to make sure they know where the produce is going, and purchasers know where the produce is coming from.”
One of those projects is Stonemill Bakehouse.
It is is receiving $147,000 to help market its Prince Edward County Rye Bread and expand ts use of rye in other breads.
This round of funding is part of the province’s $30-million Local Food Fund, which began accepting applications from food producers and processors last fall.
The province hopes the money will help grow the economy and create jobs.
Wynne says the province's agri-food sector contributes about $34 billion to the province's economy and provides about 740,000 jobs