NewsAbbey Gardens receives over $31,000 from Ontario Local Food Fund SHARE ON: Smith Autumn, contributor, Tuesday, Dec. 23rd, 2014 A new initiative from Abbey Gardens just saw some generous funds come from the province. They received just over 31 thousand dollars from the Eastern Ontario Local Food Fund to help increase the market for local food. Abbey Gardens Operations Director, Heather Reid says they’re hoping to start the project in January. She says it will be about consumer education, supporting local food producers and offering more local food in their Food Hub. Reid says the rest of the money they need, which is about half will come from their own budget at the Haliburton County Development Corporation.