PETERBOROUGH — A Minto-based farm is one of 19 local food projects in Ontario named as a recipient of funding from the province’s Greenbelt Fund.
It was announced on Sept. 29 that Bell’s Edge Farm, who produce specialty butter and ghee, will receive $10,000 from the fund to help grow their business.
According to a release from the Greenbelt Fund, Bell’s Edge Farm will purchase packaging equipment to optimize the production of local flavoured butter and ghee, while developing new products under their flavoured butter line.
“Through the Local Food Investment Fund, our government is supporting Ontario’s booming agri-food sector, to make it even easier for Ontarians to enjoy the good things grown, harvested and made in Ontario,” said Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Bell’s Edge Farm is currently the only purveyor of ghee and flavoured butter sourced from Canadian ingredients. Bell’s Edge Farm forecasts an increase of $152,625 in local food sales during the project’s duration, and will create two full-time and three part-time job.