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Niagara concert to welcome offshore farm workers — this Sunday, May 4th

From Penny Coles, in the Niagara Advance:

Performing at last year’s welcome at Orchard Park Church are Julie Hof from Meyers Farm, Jane Andres, Delroy Myrie and Courtney Mitchell, also from Meyers, and Earl Newell from Epp Farms. Photo by Joel Hannigan

“The Niagara-on-the-Lake agricultural community is coming together Sunday, for the eighth annual Farm Workers Welcome Concert.

It is a night of music and celebration, organized to welcome the Caribbean workers who come to Niagara, and to show appreciation for their contribution to the area’s rich agricultural heritage, says organizer Jane Andres.

Andres grew up in Niagara, and for the past 15 years has been running a bed and breakfast on Four Mile Creek Rd., surrounded by neighbouring orchards and vineyards. Continue reading

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