MPP Steve Clark Presents Kudrinko’s Ltd. with Gold Award through Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards

                                         June 7, 2024

WESTPORT – Today, MPP Steve Clark recognized Kacee Kudrinko, Vicki Garrett and Krista Baker-Strickland with a Foodland Ontario Gold Award for building creative produce displays that drive sales of local Ontario produce and demonstrate an exceptional commitment to Ontario’s local food industry.

“We’re so fortunate that the best and most nutritious food in the world is grown right here in Ontario. Thank you to all the local retailers, farmers markets, and farm gate operations that work hard every day to promote Ontario-grown produce and support our agricultural economy,” said Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. “This year, I’m proud to congratulate Kudrinko’s of Westport and their produce manager, Vicki Garrett, on being recognized with a Gold Award – Creative through the Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards.”

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.

Media Contact: Erin Merkley
Office of MPP Steve Clark
L-R – Kacee Kudrinko, MPP Steve Clark, Produce Manager Vicki Garrett and Krista Baker-Strickland