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BLBF Map Launch at New Taste of Woolwich

BLBF Map Launch at New Taste of Woolwich
A new season of local food is upon us and with it comes a new crop of Buy Local! Buy Fresh! maps and a new Taste of Woolwich event taking place at the Elmira Farmers' Market Saturday, June 17, 9 am -1 pm. After a decade of supporting local food producers and helping Woolwich residents understand where their food comes from, the event’s move to the market is a natural one. Joy Finney, a Health Promoter at Woolwich Community Health Centre and a founding member of Woolwich Healthy Communities, said, “The market felt like a good fit. Being on a weekend during the day, the market’s accessibility gives people the chance to meet their local farmers and to form the...

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