Premier Kathleen Wynne welcomed Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to the Wellington Farmers’ Markettoday, as part of their Canadian tour commemorating the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
Premier Wynne joined Their Royal Highnesses at a special Ontario150 opening of the market to meet local growers and producers and discuss the role of Ontario’s farmers and markets in our history and our future.
Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario has said that “I am delighted that Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are celebrating Canada’s and Ontario’s 150th anniversary with some of the farmers and producers who put healthy food on our tables and ensure a prosperous and innovative future for our province. Farmers and farming communities have a long and proud history in our province, and play a key role in continuing to make Ontario a place of economic opportunity and inclusive communities.”
Now in its sixth year, the Wellington Farmers’ Market shows the contributions farmers’ markets make to their local communities and economies. The market has created good jobs for young people in the community, provided an interactive venue for local producers and vendors to showcase and sell their products, and revitalized Wellington Main Street while protecting heritage buildings.
While in Ontario, Their Royal Highnesses will also visit Canadian Forces Base Trenton to meet with military personnel and their families, and will take part in Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa.
In honour of Their Royal Highnesses’ visit, Ontario is making a $5,000 donation to the StoreHouse Foodbank of Wellington and District. The vendors of Wellington Farmers’ Market will also be donating proceeds to the food bank.
Showcasing Ontario’s innovative agri-food industry during Ontario’s 150th anniversary is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.