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The annual Charter Champion Awards were created to acknowledge the many individuals, businesses, and organizations working hard to create a strong and vibrant food system in Simcoe County and support the vision and principles outlined in the Simcoe County Food and Agriculture Charter.

Please join the Food Partners Alliance of Simcoe County in celebrating the excellent accomplishments of 2018's award recipients.


  • Farm ViewFarm View
  • Wasaga Beach Community GardenWasaga Beach Community Garden
  • Nicholyn FarmsNicholyn Farms
  • Orillia Community KitchenOrillia Community Kitchen
  • Stayner Collegiate Institute, Green IndustriesStayner Collegiate Institute, Green Industries
  • 211 Community Connection211 Community Connection
  • Valley Farm MarketValley Farm Market
  • Owen Van CasterenOwen Van Casteren
    Youth winning the Youth Farmer Award
  • Central Ontario Agricultural ConferenceCentral Ontario Agricultural Conference
    Winners accepting the Award

2018 Charter Champion Award Recipients


Best Agricultural Club or Association

 Central Ontario Agricultural Conference

Best Community Garden

 Wasaga Beach Community Garden

Best Community-Based Food-Skills Development Program

 Orillia Community Kitchen

Best Environmental Champion—Business or Organization

 Ripe Juicery  

Best Local Food Restaurant/Caterer

 Valley Farm Market

Best Local Food Retailer

Nicholyn Farms

Best School Program

Stayner Collegiate Institute, Green Industries

Buy Local Champion

Nicholyn Farms

Community Appreciation Award for Work Improving Equal Access

 211 Community Connection

Community Appreciation Award—Thank your Friendly Local Farmer

 Farm View

Youth Farmer Award

Owen Van Casteren