Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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Durham Farm Fresh Marketing Association – Durham Region

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Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and MPP for Prince Edward-Hastings; Ian Kruis

Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and MPP for Prince Edward-Hastings; Ian Kruis

The Durham Farm Fresh Marketing Association knows how to market good-old-fashioned hospitality. Farmers in Durham region have welcomed as many as 1,500 visitors through the annual weekend Gates Open: Savour Durham Tour, a two-day self-guided tour of 16 farm operations that feature music, food and fun. Visitors sample foods prepared by chefs and enjoy a range of on-farm demonstrations. Eleven restaurants and Bed & Breakfasts also offer local food on their menus during this successful weekend event. This has helped to build longer-term relationships between the business operators and producers. The successful farmer-run program enhances public appreciation for the region, its local food, and the people who produce it.


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