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York Farm Fresh 2018 Maps now available



Contest alert: get your Passport to Fresh

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York and The York Farm Fresh Association are excited to announce the York Farm Fresh 2018 Guide Map is now available. This map lists 30 Farms, 11 Farmers’ Markets and 18 Food and Fair events. Its purpose is to serve as a guide to uncover local farm fresh products within York Region. Maps are available at member farms, farmers' markets and township offices. A digital version can be downloaded from yorkfarmfresh.com

Farm Fresh 2018 Guide

This year, we introduced a Passport to Fresh program to encourage consumers to visit as many of the farms on the map for a chance to win a fantastic Thanksgiving Harvest Basket, and of course enjoy locally grown produce, eggs, honey, meats and more!  Visit and purchase an item from as many of the Farm Fresh Farms on the map. With each different farm you will get your “passport” stamped. For every five farms you visit you get an entry, if you visit all 30 farms you get ten entries with a greater opportunity to win. The winner will be announced October 1, 2018.

The passport is available in the York Farm Fresh 2018 Guide Map or downloadable online at yorkfarmfresh.com/passport2018

Farm Fresh Passport Protecting farming remains a priority for Regional Council. In 2001 The Region established the York Region Agricultural Advisory Liaison Group. Further, in 2017 York Regional Council developed an Agriculture and Agri-food strategy to inform future policy development, initiatives and resource allocation decisions. Today there are 3,578 full-time equivalent jobs in primary agricultural production and 57,000 jobs in the full agri-food sector in York Region.

About York Farm Fresh

Founded in 2017 York Farm Fresh, is a non-profit organization uniting farmers, farmer’s markets, small food processors as well as other stakeholders who care about food produced in York Region.  York Farm Fresh exists to connect customers and community to York Region grown local food, beverage and products at farms, farmers markets and farm experiences by joint marketing, promotion and education initiatives with a goal to increase revenue for members. Watch for Farm Fresh’s new website launching in early June.

About York Region

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 51,000 businesses with 620,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices

 



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Media Contact:

Tammi Taylor, Coordinator, York Farm Fresh
Email: yorkfarmfresh@gmail.com

Media Contact:  

Lauren Villani, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone:  1-877-464-9675  ext. 71207 or Cell: 905-251-6412
Email: lauren.villani@york.ca


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