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Empire Cheese gets $12,500 from province

Ontario East

Mark Hoult

Community Press

Trent Hills— The Empire Cheese and Butter Co-operative plans to expand its market area and enhance promotion of its award-winning cheese with a little help from the Ontario government.

Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi was at Empire Cheese this week to announce the co-operative will receive $12,500 in funding from the Ontario Market Investment Fund to help with promotion, marketing and enhanced communications.

“I think this is good news that we all need to celebrate,” said Rinaldi.

Rinaldi said the co-operative’s application was successful because it has become a destination for shoppers looking for high quality locally-produced food.

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