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Local Food & Food Processing

  

Staying close to its historic agricultural identity, Stony Plain remains a favourite of the farming community. It is an idyllic representation of what “farm to table” truly means, making it a perfect match for both small and emerging producers. The Town capitalizes on the strong demands for local food in Alberta, while providing all the necessary amenities such as workforce, availability of materials, access to markets, and suitable buildings.

  

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Stony Plain has the opportunity to target niche local food and food processing for industrial development and economic diversification. This market will continue to grow along with the evolvement of consumer sensibilities. A growing segment of the market believes that organic, locally-produced, non-GMO, gluten-free, craft or artisanal products, and similar foods often taste better, provide a higher nutrition quality, or are safer to consume. The niches available to Stony Plain include organics, locally grown and processed foods, artisanal or craft food products, nutraceuticals and functional foods, dietary food products, and pet foods. The niches available to Stony Plain include organics, locally grown and processed foods, artisanal or craft food products, nutraceuticals and functional foods, dietary food products, and pet foods.

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