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September 15, 2017
Tourism Oxford receives award for promoting local food


On Friday, September 8, Tourism Oxford received the government worker award at the second annual Local Food Recognition Day hosted by the South Central Ontario Region (SCOR) Economic Development Corporation at the Simcoe campus of Fanshawe College. The event honoured local farmers, restaurants, businesses, educators and organizations who have taken extraordinary steps to highlight the importance of the local food.

In total, the SCOR Economic Development Corporation received more than 60 nominations from across Brant, Elgin, Norfolk, Middlesex and Oxford Counties, for awards in nine categories. The government worker award recognizes a government organization, or an individual within the organization, that is going above and beyond to promote local food in innovative ways.

Gunn's Hill Cheese was also honoured with the SCOR staff pick award.


Winner Photo: Left to Right:   Jason Mayo-Food Literacy/Education Award, The Clock Tower Bistro- Restaurant/Business Award, Destination Church-Not-for-profit Award, Gunn's Hill Articsan Cheese-Staff Pick Award, Ryan Rivard-The Combine/Lago Port Dover-Restaurant/Business Award, Our Sugar Bush-Farmer/Processor Award, and Tourism Oxford-Government Award

Other winners: Norfolk Fruit Growers-Regional Impact Award and Wholesome Pickins Market and Bakery - Farmer/Processor Award

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