The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star, two of Canada’s leading newspaper media outlets, recently featured stories about Norfolk County, with a focus on agriculture and agritourism.
Increased reliance on offshore labour was the focus of an article by Jennifer Wells in the Toronto Star (October 6, 2017). Titled “Why Canada’s farm industry is ripe for change” to story featured information about the important role of temporary foreign workers.
“Norfolk County, which markets itself as Ontario’s Garden, employs the highest number of seasonal or temporary workers, at 6,493 in 2016. Without seasonal workers, the farming community insists, there would be no reliable source of labour.”
Norfolk County’s renaissance as an agitourism hub was the focus of an article by Ron Johnson in The Globe and Mail (October 11, 2017). Titled “Tobacco country gets a makeover”, the story featured quotes from farmers and winery owners.
“Norfolk is also beginning to offer something else: the opportunity for food-savvy southern Ontarians to spend the weekend in pretty farm country on an organized local food, wine, beer or cider tour, or cycling between farms and restaurants before glamping on the shores of Lake Erie. In other words, agritourism.”