For 'Good Things' from Ontario, one can think of, among others:
- Holiday Table - Ontario's farmers and food producers grow, harvest and prepare a wide variety of food and ingredients that make it easy to cook up a delicious apple cheddar soup, a honey glazed ham or sugar-grilled pears with maple cream for dinner.
- Local Markets - Find your friends original gifts, such as locally-made jams, cheeses, or maple sweets, at one of the many farmers' markets or on-farm markets across Ontario.
- Fresh Décor - Decorations help make the holidays even more festive. Visit a local Christmas tree farm or nursery to spruce up your home with a fresh-cut tree, wreath, garland, poinsettia or amaryllis.
- Fizzy Flavours - Ring in 2017 with a little local bubbly. Enjoy a sweet fruit wine, a craft beer or cider, a cocktail made with Ontario-made spirits or a glass of VQA red, white or sparkling wine. But remember to always enjoy responsibly.
- Giving Back - Help people in need in your community have a happy holiday season by donating food, money or time to your local food bank or charity.
- Ontario’s agri-food sector contributes more than $36 billion to the province’s economy and supports more than 790,000 jobs – one in every nine jobs in the province.
- Ontario consumers buy one million locally grown Christmas trees a year - generating approximately $12 million in farm sales, helping to support jobs and local economies across the province.
- Since 2003, Ontario has invested more than $180 million to support sales of Ontario foods. This includes investments through Foodland Ontario and the Greenbelt Fund’s Local Food Investment Fund.