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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Get the newest edition of the Huron-Perth Buy Local! Buy Fresh! map now

August 1, 2012

Huron County The latest edition of the Huron Perth Buy Local! Buy Fresh! 2012-2014 Map has just arrived and is now hitting shelves, markets and tourism locations across Huron Perth and beyond.

“The map lists over 100 farms and food retailers in Huron and Perth where consumers can find locally grown and produced goods,” explains Janice Dunbar, Chair of the Huron Perth Farm to Table Network, the group responsible for producing the local food map.
The map includes businesses with products ranging from fruits and vegetables to meat and bread to cheese and coffee. Many of these farms are open by chance or appointment – so be sure to call ahead regarding availability for the date you plan to visit and to be sure they have what you’re looking for.

Local producers and retailers listed on the 4th edition of the Huron-Perth Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Map can also be found online at www.huronperthfarmtotable.ca. “Like” Huron Perth Farm to Table on Facebook: “Farm to Table (Huron Perth)”; and Twitter: @HPFarmtoTable for updates on local products, producers, recipes and more.

If you are a Huron County resident and would like to start buying locally, but don’t have time to visit the farm gates listed on the map to purchase local products, try ordering a Huron Good Food Box. The Good Food Box is a volunteer based program that provides a monthly box of local fruits and vegetables to Huron County residents for only $15.00! The Good Food Box also provides a delicious introduction to new products and recipes as well as an opportunity to support local farmers. Visit www.huroncounty.ca/health for a full list of neighbourhood host sites.

“The Good Food Box is a wonderful way to access locally-grown food, to support local farmers and the local economy as well as the sustainability of a healthy community,” says Brittany Fry, Huron Good Food Box Coordinator. “From June until December, we are able to provide 100 per cent from local producers. During the other months, we provide between 50-70 per cent local product.”

The map and Good Food Box programs are products of Huron Perth Farm to Table, a network of community organizations with shared concerns about access to local, healthy food and the overall vitality of agricultural-related activities in the two-county region. Currently underway, the Opportunities Project works to create a sustainable food system and includes farmer training opportunities, market and infrastructure development as well as community engagement.

For more information on how to order a Good Food Box or where to get a Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Map, please contact Huron-Perth Farm to Table’s chair Janice Dunbar at 519-482-3416 or jdunbar@huroncounty.ca or visit www.huronperthfarmtotable.ca.

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Media contact is:  Janice Dunbar, Chair, Huron Perth Farm to Table
T: 519-482-3416, ext 2255, E: jdunbar@huroncounty.ca

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