Anita Stewart: The Original Locavore

Anita Stewart was a locavore before the word even existed.

On February 22, 2011, Ontario Farm Fresh honoured Anita Stewart, culinary activist, author, communicator and food lover with the inaugural Ontario Farm Fresh Food Ambassador Award.

The award was created to recognize an individual who has made a public commitment to promote local food and local food producers. This award was designed to also recognize someone who, because of their beliefs and actions, has inspired others to support Ontario farmers. The winner is someone who ‘walks the talk’, someone who believes in the Ontario agricultural industry and is proud to sing the praises of those who toil to bring quality, fresh food to our tables.

Anita’s achievements range from many cookbook creations, the most recent being ‘Anita Stewart’s Canada: The Food, The Recipes, The Stories to being founder of the World’s Largest BBQ which has morphed into Canada’s Food Day. Anita has been supporting local farming long before it was trendy.

A big congratulations to Anita for her well-deserved accomplishment!


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