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Ontario government helping boost production


November 27, 2009
By Fruit & Vegetable

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November 26, 2009, Norfolk, Ont. – A new, innovative and
energy-efficient processing facility in Norfolk County will allow local
producers and contract buyers to increase production of locally-grown
fruits and vegetables for sale to a larger market.

November 26, 2009, Norfolk, Ont. – A new, innovative and energy-efficient processing facility in Norfolk County will allow local producers and contract buyers to increase production of locally-grown fruits and vegetables for sale to a larger market.

Through the Rural Economic Development Program, Ontario is helping Naturally Norfolk, Inc. to:

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  • establish a 65,000 square foot state-of-the-art food processing facility
  • create 48 job opportunities now and up to 85 more jobs within the next five years
  • install a state-of-the-art fruit and vegetable processing line with slicing and dicing capacity
  • install an energy-efficient freeze-drying line to enable the freeze-dried product to be offered for sale to a wider market
  • process more than 8 million pounds of raw fruit and vegetables in frozen form in the first year
  • provide opportunity for local producers to increase production
  • market local Ontario products throughout the province, Canada and internationally
  • invest in Norfolk County to assist the area in moving away from tobacco production.


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