Norfolk County’s Agriculture Program
Norfolk County continues to promote its status as Ontario’s Garden, especially since Statistics Canada data has recently confirmed the agricultural prowess of our community.
Norfolk County farmers are Canada’s Number One growers of asparagus, cabbage, sour cherries, ginseng, other specialty vegetables, peppers, pumpkin, squash, zucchini, strawberries, sweet corn and sweet potatoes. Norfolk County is also Ontario’s Number One grower of blueberries, rye and Saskatoon berries. Other data and resources are available on this website.
Norfolk County’s Agriculture Program is coordinated by the Tourism & Economic Development Division of the municipality of Norfolk County, located along Ontario’s South Coast in Canada. Components of this program include:
Agricultural Advisory Board
Norfolk County Council appoints several local farmers and others to the Agricultural Advisory Board, which meets regularly to advise on matters related to agriculture in the municipality. You can find more information on the AAB web page.
Norfolk Flavours email newsletters are distributed periodically and other marketing programs are coordinated throughout the year, depending on participation by partners.
FlavourFest is an annual exhibit at the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show featuring Norfolk County foods for consumers to sample and purchase, plus cooking demonstrations from local chefs, celebrity chefs and the Norfolk County Official Food Ambassadors (Two Fairly Fat Guys). First organized in 2005 with cooperation from the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, FlavourFest has grown considerably, raised awareness among foodies, and won awards.
Norfolk County’s Ambassadors
Norfolk County is honoured to have several ambassadors who help promote tourism and agriculture, including the Fairly Fat Guys. Their faces, voices and various appearances put a welcoming smile on Norfolk County’s local food movement and raise awareness for Norfolk’s large and diverse agriculture sector. More…
Norfolk County Farmers
Norfolk County farmers are the leading Canadian and Ontario growers of asparagus, blueberries, cabbage, cucumbers, ginseng, peppers, pumpkins, rye, sour cherries, Saskatoon berries, specialty vegetables, strawberries and sweet corn. For more information about the Norfolk County Agriculture program, explore this website or call 519-426-9497.
For more information about the Norfolk County Agriculture program, contact Norfolk County Tourism & Economic Development.