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Ontario’s first Breakfast on the Farm program


June 14, 2013
By Farm & Food Care Ontario

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Jun. 14, 2013 – Farm & Food Care will be partnering with Heritage Hill Farms of New Dundee, Egg Farmers of Ontario and Foodland Ontario to host Ontario’s first ever Breakfast on the Farm program on June 22, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visitors to the farm will receive a complimentary all-Ontario breakfast and dairy farm tour. The event is the first of its type in Ontario and is modeled off of a similar program in Michigan. More than 1,600 tickets have already been reserved for the day.

Heritage Hill Farms is a dairy cow farm owned by the Johnston and Doré families. Visitors will be encouraged to meet the farm family, visit and interact with young calves and cows, handle the milking equipment and learn more about the farm’s many environmental initiatives.

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As well as dairy cattle, there will be live exhibits of pigs and chickens, tractors and other farm equipment and much more. The event is supported by more than two dozen national, provincial and regional farm organizations and agri businesses.
 
Fifth generation Ontario farmer Mary Ann Doré said that her family is excited to be hosting this inaugural event. Said Doré, “Breakfast on the Farm will be a great opportunity to show people what agriculture is all about. Not only can visitors enjoy a great breakfast made from Ontario foods, but you can see dairy cows up close in their own environment and talk to many different types of farmers about what they do every day.”

The event is free to attendees although visitors are asked to as reserve their breakfasts by visiting www.farmfoodcare.org to obtain complimentary tickets.

Event Details:

Date: June 22, 2013; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Free. Complimentary breakfast tickets should be reserved online at www.farmfoodcare.org

Location: Heritage Hill Farms – 967192 Oxford Waterloo Road, New Dundee

Parking: New Dundee Community Centre – 1028 Queen Street, New Dundee (continual bus service between parking and the farm); Special needs parking and parking for media available at the farm

On-site media contact: Kelly Daynard, 519-993-8634 (cellular); 519-837-1326, extension 224 (office)