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Kingsville Achieves Highest Possible Rating From Communities In Bloom

Thursday October 27th, 2022, 8:39pm

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Kingsville received a rating of 5 Blooms – Gold and a special mention for the “Farm to Fork Program” during the 2022 National/International Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Victoria, British Columbia.

Kingsville participated in the Class of Champions – Medium category along with Stettler AB, Stonewall MB, and Yarmouth NS.

Over the summer, trained volunteer judges travelled to participating communities to evaluate the overall contributions of municipal council and departments, industry, businesses and the private sector – including volunteer efforts. They looked at the following criteria: community appearance, environmental action, heritage conservation, tree management and landscape, plant & floral displays.

“The Town of Kingsville is a unique community with a thriving downtown surrounded by traditional agricultural farming, a cottage industry, and an ever-expanding greenhouse industry. Downtown Kingsville has a quaint shopping and restaurant district that include charming and unique shops and a vibrant restaurant scene that includes an array of dining experiences from fine dining to farm-to-table style restaurants,” said Kingsville’s volunteer judge Martin Quinn.

“During our tour, we experienced the “Farm to Fork” concept by visiting Lee and Maria’s retail market on the outskirts of Kingsville. Then we were given a very informative tour of the vegetable growing area. Loaded onto a wagon pulled by tractor into the field to learn firsthand where our foods and meals are being grown and picking corn, this was a very unique approach to look at the agriculture of your community. All in all, what a wonderful gourmet extravaganza in the backyard of a wonderful market garden. Congratulations – A fitting name, “Farm to Fork”- a celebration of food and where it comes from! An evening of good food and farm education.”

 

 

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