Fruits & Vegetables

Sandy, Kelsey & Kaitlyn Vader

Modified on: 2015-12-16

Mid East


Sandy, Kelsey & Kaitlyn Vader

If there’s one example of a diversified farm business, Sandy Vader and her family are it. From their farm near Picton, they grow a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and other crops for a local farmers’ market, raise sheep for wool and meat, and have even diversified into seasonal decorative arrangements. Sandy and her family […]

Diane Cook

Modified on: 2015-12-16

West


Diane Cook

Diane Cook may have gone to school for nursing, but shortly after meeting her future husband Don, she immediately took an interest in farm life. Now, 37 years later, she’s the matriarch of a farm family that’s five generations old, and even has their own road. She is also the face of May in the […]

Sandra Carther, Carther Plants

Modified on: 2015-04-28

West


Sandra Carther

Greenhouse technology could see Ontario strawberry farmers plug in for year-round production Ontario strawberry farmers have a new way to grow strawberries, thanks to an innovative production method from a Southwestern Ontario nursery. The good news? If the system takes root, it could help lead to a year-round growing season for local Ontario strawberries. Sandra […]

Steve McVicker – Extreme Bean

Modified on: 2015-04-01

GTA


Steve McVicker

Local pickled bean makers snap up Premier’s Award He’s one half of Matt & Steve’s, a Mississauga-based company that just won a Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation for their popular “Extreme Bean” Caesar garnish. McVicker and business partner Matt Larochelle used to tend bar together and felt that the many Caesars they were mixing needed […]

Jacob MacKellar – MacKellar Farms

Modified on: 2015-01-15

West


Jacob Mackeller

Demand for edamame, a type of soybean popular in Asia as a snack and vegetable dish, is growing in North America. Most edamame sold here, however, is imported – something that a local Ontario farm family is working hard to change. MacKellar Farms, near the southwestern Ontario town of Alvinston, is Canada’s only commercial supplier […]

Glenn and Monica Howe and family

Modified on: 2015-01-15

West


The Howe family

The Howes are a multi-generational farming family who enjoy the time they get to spend together on the farm, growing fruits and vegetables for their farm market business. Glenn and Monica, along with sons Ryan, Rick and Kevin, Ryan’s wife Jill and their children Emma and Cohen grow a large acreage of strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelons, […]

Annette MacKellar – MacKellar Farms

Modified on: 2015-01-15

West


Annette MacKellar

When chatting to Annette MacKellar about her family and their farm, you can see her eyes shine with pride and happiness. In 2015, Annette appears in the tenth anniversary edition of the Faces of Farming calendar, published by Farm & Food Care Ontario. Her page is sponsored by SeCan and she is featured for the […]

Kenny Forth – Forthdale Farm

Modified on: 2015-01-15

South


Kenny Forth

What does a broccoli farmer do in his spare time? He races cars of course! Kenny Forth is a fourth-generation vegetable farmer near Lynden, Ontario. Kenny takes pride in knowing that all of his produce is staying in Ontario and feeding people locally. And, when he’s not working on his farm, he is recognizable as […]

Marlene Wynnyk & Rodger Shankland, Golden Orchard

Modified on: 2014-11-11

West Central


Wynnyk, Shankland

Teeswater ON – You could be in a citrus grove as you stroll amongst swaying branches chock full of brightly coloured orange fruit – but you know you can’t be since you’re in Ontario, a province not known for its citrus-growing climate. What you’re seeing is sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L), a unique and hard-to-find […]

Vince Tkaczuk and Sarah Biancucci, Bell’s Edge Farm

Modified on: 2014-11-11

Central


Bell's Edge

(Mount Forest) – Vince Tkaczuk and Sarah Biancucci are the proud new owners of a small, seven-acre farm south of Mount Forest. They bought the property in June of 2013, and in the process moved one step closer to realizing their dream of becoming farmers. The two have big plans for the property they’re now […]

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