July 28, 2017
Find your next food adventure with the new Oxford Fresh Map
The second edition of the Oxford Fresh Map has been released in the community
Tourism Oxford and the Oxford County Federation of Agriculture have teamed up to produce a new 2017 edition of the Oxford Fresh Map. The map is a comprehensive guide to food producers, farmers markets and other fresh food destinations within Oxford County.
The map contains 54 locations in all corners of the County, highlighting locally-grown and prepared products from fruits and vegetables to award-winning cheeses, artisan chocolate and even craft beer.
The Oxford Fresh Map also celebrates Oxford’s farmers and producers by telling a few of the stories behind their labours of love.
The partnership between Tourism Oxford and the Oxford County Federation of Agriculture is a natural fit. While agriculture has always been a top industry in Oxford, in recent years it has emerged as a destination for foodies. Initiatives like the Oxford Fresh Map help make the connections between the consumers and producers to help grow the agri-tourism sector.
The new Oxford Fresh Map is available now at tourism kiosks, visitor information centres and attractions across the County including local libraries, farmers markets and stops on the Oxford Fresh Map.
Meredith Maywood, Tourism Specialist, Tourism Oxford
“The new Oxford Fresh Map is your guide to filling your plate with quality old school farm fresh products. The map has producers from across the County, sharing the best food stories from Tavistock to Tillsonburg or Embro to Drumbo. The new Oxford Fresh Map is an absolute must for anyone looking to enjoy a farm to table food experience this year.”
Laura Fraser, Communications/Administrative Coordinator, Oxford County Federation of Agriculture (OCFA)
“The OCFA is proud to partner with Tourism Oxford to make sourcing fresh and local goods easy and affordable for everyone. Buying local supports farmers and producers in your community, helping to sustain these farms for future generations. Food that is grown locally is fresher, has more flavour, contains fewer preservatives, and promotes a cleaner environment. This map is the perfect tool to experience what Oxford County producers have to offer.”
Social media and online content
Facebook: Oxford Fresh
About Oxford County
Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 114,000 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to becoming a zero waste community and achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that serves as a springboard for some of the sustainable industries that are steadily diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.
Jenn Austin | Strategic Communication & Engagement
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