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Norfolk County, in southern Ontario, continues to promote its status as Ontario’s Garden, especially with updated data from Statistics Canada. As one of Canada’s leading agricultural regions, Norfolk County has released the latest edition of its Map and Local Food Guide, which features more than 80 local growers and suppliers of local food. Consumers may receive a copy of the map by contacting Norfolk County’s Tourism and Economic Development office via www.norfolkfarms.com or by calling 519-426-9497.
Norfolk County also promotes its agriculture sector via social media, including www.facebook.com/norfolk.farms and www.twitter.com/norfolkfarms and www.pinterest.com/tournorfolk Statistics Canada data, based on the 2011 Census of Agriculture, indicates that Norfolk County is the top ranked Census Subdivision for many horticultural crops.
Norfolk County farmers are Canada’s Number One Growers of asparagus, cabbage, sour cherries, ginseng, other specialty vegetables, peppers, pumpkin, squash and zucchini, strawberries and sweet corn. Norfolk County is also Ontario’s Number One Grower of blueberries, rye, Saskatoon berries.
Acreage in Norfolk County has grown over the past five years for blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, Chinese cabbage, corn for grain and silage, ginseng, grapes, green and wax beans, green peas, mustard seed, nursery products, onions, other vegetables, peppers, potatoes, and soybeans.
Mayor, Norfolk County
Phone 519-426-5870 ext 1220
Clark Hoskin, Ec.D.
Manager, Tourism & Economic Development
Phone 519-426-5870 ext 1238
Norfolk County Tourism & Economic Development 30 Peel Street | Simcoe ON N3Y 1R9 | Canada | (800) 699-9038 www.norfolktourism.ca | www.norfolkfarms.com | www.norfolkbusiness.ca