TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ – Forget about your daily dose of celebrity buzzfrom Perezhilton.com and Google’s new Chrome web browser, what’s hot inwebsite technology is Greenbeltfresh.ca launched today. Greenbeltfresh.ca is auser friendly website that makes finding your nearest Greenbelt farmers’market effortless by simply entering your postal code. “Greenbeltfresh.ca is about supporting your neighbour,” said LauraAlderson, Coordinator for the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation at the sitelaunch at the Nathan Phillips Square Farmers’ Market. “By logging on, findingyour closest market and buying local produce from the farmer, you’re cuttingout the middle man and giving directly to the farmer, the stewards of theland.” “This website is such a great idea,” said Il Fornello Chef Robert Craig.”Our restaurants thrive on serving locally grown food. The bounty of Ontario’sGreenbelt is remarkable. To be able to cook with fresh ingredients producedright around the corner is something to be proud of. Greenbeltfresh.ca makesit easy for restaurants like ours and the public to source locally.” IlFornello restaurants pride themselves on their all-Ontario menu. Chef RobertCraig of the King Street location was on hand for the launch of the websiteserving up local brown bag lunches to Mayor David Miller and Toronto CityCouncillors. “Farmers’ Markets help build communities and Toronto is no exception: Forevery $1 spent at a farmers’ market, $4 is spent in our communities,” saidMayor Miller. “Toronto is fortunate to be part of the Greenbelt, the largestin the world. Possibility grows in the Greenbelt – it’s the bread basket andsalad bowl of southern Ontario, and can feed everyone in the GTA.” Greenbeltfresh.ca also features a list of restaurants that serve locallygrown food, maps to farmers’ markets and interviews with chefs who support thelocal food movement like Jamie Kennedy. Ontario’s Greenbelt is 1.8 million acres of protected countryside thatwraps around the Golden Horseshoe and encompasses the Niagara Escarpment, theOak Ridges Moraine, Rouge Park, hundreds of rural towns and villages and some7,000 farms – home to some of the most valuable agricultural land in Canada.The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation began in June 2005 as anindependent, charitable foundation with a mandate to promote and sustain ourGreenbelt as a beneficial, valuable, and permanent feature, enhancing thequality of life for Ontario residents. The Greenbelt Foundation is devoted toassisting farmers’ markets in and around the Greenbelt and has committedalmost $1 million to them.For further information: please visit www.OurGreenbelt.ca; Contact:Jennifer Asselin, Communications Manager, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation,(416) 960-0001, jasselin@ourgreenbelt.ca