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Maine Food Insider: No wonder we feel so smart eating Maine wild blueberries

October 17, 2017

When a group of 12 researchers met for the first Wild Blueberry Health Research Summit in 1998, the health benefits of blueberries were just being recognized — notably the potential of antioxidants to prevent or slow cancer. At that time the wild blueberry — grown in Maine, and smaller, firmer and more tart than its…

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Study: Blueberry concentrate improves brain function in older people

August 14, 2017

Drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older people, according to research by the University of Exeter. In the study, healthy people aged 65-77 who drank concentrated blueberry juice every day showed improvements in cognitive function, blood flow to the brain and activation of the brain while carrying out cognitive tests. There was also…

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Cumberland’s Syrian men all employed at Oxford Frozen Foods

January 27, 2017

ADVOCATE – Ruth Mersereau was sad to see the Alboush family leave Advocate, but she’s thrilled to see Majed, the family’s husband and father, now employed at Oxford Frozen Foods. This has been their soft place to land, which is what we wanted to do from the beginning.Kate Elms, Advocate resident The family moved to…

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Study: Wild blueberry juice makes kids smarter

October 16, 2015

Drinking wild blueberry juice could significantly improve cognitive ability in children, a new study suggests. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Reading in England, examined 21 children between the ages of seven and 10. They were given either a large dose of wild blueberry juice, a small dose or a placebo. Claire…

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Oxford Frozen Foods’ home loan program helps keep workers in rural NS

October 2, 2015

OXFORD — Tom Shears wanted a house for his family. This was eight years ago. He was 36 years old. His wife, Joy, was pregnant with their second child, and they were living in an apartment in Amherst. “It was the down payment that we couldn’t get together,” Shears said in an interview. “Just keeping…

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Oxford Supports New Habitat for Humanity Development in Oxford, NS

September 30, 2015

New Habitat for Humanity Development Announced for Oxford, Nova Scotia Oxford Community Supports Affordable Homeownership Oxford, NS / Sept. 30, 2015 – Today Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia marked the official start of a brand new 10- home affordable housing development located on a parcel of land at the corner of Lower Main Street and…

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Wild Blueberry Producers Anticipate Bumper Crop

August 13, 2014

Oxford (Staff) – Nova Scotia wild blueberry producers are anticipating a bumper year as they begin harvesting this year’s crop. Jeff Orr, president of the Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia, says he expects the 2014 crop to meet or beat last year’s total of just under $40 million pounds. “From what I can…

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Oxford Wins Efficiency Nova Scotia Bright Business Award

October 25, 2013

Oxford Frozen Foods was recently recognized by Efficiency Nova Scotia, for its continued energy savings, winning the Bright Business Award, that recognizes an outstanding energy efficiency project. This award was won in relation to Oxford’s freezer tunnel upgrade. The innovative freezer tunnel upgrade is expected to save Oxford at least 3.7 GWh or $500,000 annually in electricity costs. Please go to the address below to…

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GOING WILD: Interview with David Hoffman, co-CEO Oxford Frozen Foods

March 11, 2013

Many of us have heard blueberries described as a superfood, due to their incredible health benefits. They have a reputation for improving brain health, reducing eyestrain and fending off several types of disease. But many might not realize the difference in nutritional value between cultivated and wild berries. Or perhaps I should just speak for…

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Oxford Frozen Foods One Of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

February 26, 2013

Oxford (Staff) – Oxford Frozen Foods Ltd. has been included in the 2012 Top 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada. “It’s quite an honour,” said company co-CEO David Hoffman. “We are fortunate to have an owner in John Bragg who is totally committed to both continuously reinvesting in the business and to the long-term success…

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