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What We Love About Agri-Food in Northumberland County

Posted by OAFVC on Feb 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

February is the month love comes to our minds. So we wanted to share with you what we love about agri-food in Northumberland County. There’s so much happening in the agri-food sector in our county, and we chose 5 parts of the agri-food chain we thought you’d love to know more about.

1. Growing agricultural sector: In Northumberland County, we create 200 agricultural products. There are over 97,000 hectares of farmland in use, and we’re well known for our apple production, which is 50% higher here in our county than the provincial average.

2. Food 4 All: A local, non-profit food distribution warehouse located in Cobourg, Ontario. Food 4 All is a collaborative project ensuring a high level of food security in our county while fighting to alleviate hunger through food banks and meals programs -- where they feed thousands.

3. Farmers’ Markets: There are 5 farmers’ markets in Northumberland County that sell us fresh produce regularly — Campbellford, Codrington, Cobourg, Hastings and Port Hope.

4. Northumberland Beer and Cider Breweries: We have three beer breweries — Williams Street Beer, Northumberland Hills Brewery and Church Key Brewing — as well as two cider producers — 401 Cider and Empire Cider.

5. Ontario Agri-food Venture Centre (OAFVC): A commercial kitchen and food processing centre for local agricultural and food entrepreneurs.

What OAFVC Does for Agri-Food in Northumberland County 

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OAFVC helps local food entrepreneurs by providing a commercial kitchen and food processing facility where you have access to convenient, safe and affordable space when you need it.

OAFVC is a non-profit, small batch food processing facility that includes:

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References: https://www.welcometonorthumberland.ca/en/doingbusiness/opportunitiesforagribusiness.asp

http://www.northumberlandcounty.ca/en/departments_communitysocialservices/food-4-all.asp

https://www.northumberlandtourism.com/en/see-do/farm-fresh.aspx

http://whatsbrewin.ca/the-william-street-beer-co/

https://www.northumberlandnews.com/news-story/4953610-northumberland-hills-brewery-opens-door-to-craft-beers-in-cobourg/

http://www.churchkeybrewing.com

https://www.401cidercompany.com

http://www.empirecider.ca 

Topics: Northumberland County