Come See What All the (Peach) Fuzz is About

Niagara-on-the-Lake, August 6, 2007 - For a taste of the juiciest fruit of the Greenbelt--a Niagara peach--stop by Union Station the morning of Wednesday August 8.

Representatives from Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce and Friends of the Greenbelt will be sharing the bounty of the peach crop with commuters outside the station. The “Come See What all the Fuzz is About” campaign is designed to invite visitors to enjoy Niagara-on-the-Lake’s 17th annual delightful summer Peach Festival coming up on August 11.

Queen Street, in the centre of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Historic District, will be the site of the celebrations with a day of music, fun and lots of peaches from the Niagara Region’s Greenbelt!

Peach pies, ice cream, jam and loads of fresh peaches are the main attraction this weekend, making the journey along Niagara’s Wine Route even more enjoyable. Jazz, folk music and bagpipes will entertain the crowds and the local merchants will add to the fun with an outdoor Peach of a Sale.

Tender fruit orchards cover 12,500 acres of Ontario’s landscape and are a major feature of the Greenbelt.Approximately 17,000 tons of peaches will be grown in Ontario this summer, with the Niagara Peninsula accounting for 90% of the total harvest. With 500 commercial tender fruit growers in Niagara and southwestern Ontario, the industry generates a $200 million annual contribution to the Ontario economy and employs more than 12,000 full and part-time workers on farms and related, allied industries.

Visit www.niagaraonthelake.com for more information, to book accommodation or to view a video of “The Life of a Peach,” from farm to table.

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For more information, contact: Janice Thomson, Executive Director Office: 905-468-1950 ext 213 Cell: 905-651-6438 Email: manager@niagaraonthelake.com

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