Taste of Nature

Taste of Nature


August 18, 2011 16:10 ET

Cranberries, Apples, Honey, Cherries and Oats Unite to Form 100% Ontario Nature Bar Consortium

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2011) - In a surprising move, Cranberries, Apples, Honey, Cherries and Oats united to create the first Ontario Nature Bar - with 100% of the ingredients sourced from Ontario farms.

The Go Ontario! bars, co-created by nature bar manufacturer Taste of Nature and environmental education organization EcoSource are 100% homegrown. All ingredients, manufacturing, distribution, printing, design, marketing and merchandising are Ontarian.

Recently, the bar won the 2011 Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence, which celebrates locally produced food and supports Ontario's local farms.

When interviewed, 'Honey' from Parker Bee Apiaries in Beamsville, ON stated: "When Taste of Nature approached us with the idea of a 100% Ontarian bar, I immediately spoke with the Bees, who agreed unanimously to support this initiative."

Responding to Honey, the 'Cherries', from Cherry Lane Farms in Vineland, ON said: "Ontario agriculture has a historical reputation for high quality harvests. We benefit from the Niagara Escarpment microclimate and nutrient-rich soil. Working with our Ontario neighbours to share the collective flavour from our homegrown harvest is an initiative we are proud of. It's exciting to have so many local ingredients together!"

By choosing Go Ontario! Bars, consumers are:

  • Promoting sustainable farming
  • Reducing transportation and carbon footprint
  • Supporting the local economy
  • Promoting Ontario self-reliance
  • Supporting local & healthy food education in Ontario schools

Go Ontario! bars are now available in both Loblaws supermarkets and selected natural health food stores Ontario-wide and do not contain: additives, artificial ingredients, wheat, dairy, preservatives, sulfur dioxide or cholesterol.

Co-created with EcoSource, the Go Ontario! bar is representative of our commitment to raise the profile of local food consumption and the positive impacts 'buying local' has on our health and the environment. Additionally, a portion of Go Ontario! sales are donated to EcoSource to deliver local food education & help promote better eating in Ontario schools.

Taste of Nature utilizes green business practices for manufacturing, packaging and shipping. The family-owned Canadian company is headquartered in Markham with product distribution throughout: Canada, The United States, South America, Europe and Asia.

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