Ontario Supports Organic Food Manufacturer in Seguin

Ontario Supports Organic Food Manufacturer in Seguin

Province strengthens agri-food sector and promotes economic prosperity and job creation in Parry Sound region

November 09, 2021

Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

SEGUIN – The Ontario government is providing $1 million to help Crofter’s Food Ltd. expand its operations and create nine new full-time jobs. The investment will support economic growth and diversification in the Parry Sound region.

“Our investments in the North’s agri-food sector strengthen communities and provide farmers and food producers like Crofter’s Food with the infrastructure they need to succeed and expand their operations,” said Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka. “The continued success of Crofter’s Food equals jobs, economic growth, and opportunities for the people of the Parry Sound area.”

Crofter’s Food, a family-owned company, will build a new facility to increase its daily production capacity, and create more storage space to meet the growing demand for its popular organic fruit spreads. Funding for this project is being delivered through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).

“Supporting local businesses as they expand and innovate will create jobs, keep the North competitive and attract new economic opportunities,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry. “These investments are helping make a real difference for northern businesses, leading to economic prosperity and tangible opportunities for northerners.”

The NOHFC promotes economic prosperity across Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects—big and small, rural and urban—that stimulate recovery, growth, job creation and skills development. Since June 2018, the NOHFC has invested more than $414 million in 3,934 projects in Northern Ontario, leveraging more than $1.4 billion in investment and creating or sustaining over 6,000 jobs.

Quick Facts

  • In February 2021, the Ontario government launched new and improved NOHFC programs that support more projects in rural northern communities and make it easier for more people and businesses to apply. The programs target existing and emerging markets, provide more work opportunities for Indigenous people and address the skilled labour shortage in the North.


“Thanks to this investment from the Ontario government and NOHFC, Crofter’s Food Ltd. will be able to increase its raw material inventory and expand its Seguin-based operations, creating nine new jobs. Larger inventories are required to withstand global supply chain disruptions and increasing pressures on agriculture due to climate change. This support is one part of securing the food supply chain and promoting continued growth in local manufacturing.”

– Gerhard Latka
President, Crofter’s Food Ltd.

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