Norfolk County food fit for a Prince at the Royal Winter Fair

TORONTO, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - Norfolk County farmers and food suppliers hope to lure Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to their exhibit for a taste of local food when the Royal Family members open the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair tomorrow.

Eleven Norfolk County businesses are working with the municipality's tourism office to promote local food products at the Royal. The goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness of the foods from Norfolk County, Ontario's leading grower of many fruits and vegetables. The group also wants to sell as much food as possible to visitors to the Royal Winter Fair.

Norfolk County's connection with the United Kingdom has centered around food for generations. Norfolk County's apples orchards have supplied the pantries of English homes for many years. Norfolk is still the Number One grower of apples in Ontario, according to Statistics Canada.

Among the Norfolk products at the Royal will be Stonkus Apiaries honey, Cider Keg sparkling apple cider and preserves, Kernal Peanuts products, Fett Farms potatoes, Purple Daze Lavender Farm products, Pristine Gourmet oils, Natures Way Organics popping corn, Country Herbs, and British Baked Goods pastries and breads. Comfort Inn Simcoe and the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show have also partnered with the Norfolk County Tourism & Economic Development office on the exhibit.

Prince Charles's staff have been asked to encourage him to visit the booth, and organizers have been posting short videos promoting Norfolk food on Facebook and YouTube.

The Norfolk County exhibit is located in Hall A of the Direct Energy Centre. For more information, www.norfolkfarms.com or call 1-800-699-9038.

Norfolk County, located along Ontario's South Coast, is the province's leading grower of apples, asparagus, cabbage, cucumbers, ginseng, peanuts, pumpkins, green onions and shallots, squash and zucchini, strawberries, sweet corn and sweet potatoes.

SOURCE NORFOLK COUNTY

For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Cindy Vanderstar, Promotions Coordinator, (519) 426-5870 ext 1301; Clark Hoskin, Manager, Tourism & Economic Development, (519) 426-5870 ext 1238

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