Apples

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets

Modified on: 2014-06-11

GTA


Longo Brothers Fruit Markets

Have you ever wondered why, in the heart of Ontario’s strawberry season, many grocery stores still sell strawberries from the U.S.?  And it’s not just the strawberries. Look around the produce section and you’ll often find plenty of items that, although in season in Ontario, hail from other parts of the world. With the local […]

Brett Schuyler

Modified on: 2014-02-12

South


Brett Schuyler

He’s young, he’s educated and he’s optimistic about his future in the apple business. Brett Schuyler farms near Simcoe in Norfolk County with his dad, uncle and brother, where they also grow sour cherries, corn and soybeans. And although they now have 500 acres of apple orchards, it wasn’t until Brett and his brother Ryan […]

DeVries family fruit farm

Modified on: 2013-11-08

South


DeVries family fruit farm

Thirty years ago, Leo DeVries, a full-time carpenter, and his wife Margaret bought a small fruit farm in Fenwick, Ontario – a move that fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a farmer. That farm consisted of two acres of pears, four acres of apple trees and acres of unworked land, which left room for expansion […]

Heidi and Patrick Behan – Moore Orchards

Modified on: 2013-10-30

Mid East


Heidi and Patrick Behan - Moore Orchards

A Royal apple success story Heidi and Patrick Behan clearly know a thing or two about growing great apples. The Cobourg-area apple farmers have won the Ontario Apple Grower trophy for commercial production at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair’s apple competition not just once, but three times in recent years. “We win with a bit […]

The Oakley family – Goldsmith’s Orchard Market

Modified on: 2013-10-30

West Central


The Oakley family - Goldsmith's Orchard Market

Farm market helps local apple growers expand their business The name Goldsmith’s Orchard Market is well-known in the Georgian Bay area. Now, the popular market is under new ownership – and new owners Brad, Teresa and Kyle Oakley are excited about what it will mean to their family’s fruit and vegetable business. “We’ve been selling […]

Chris Hedges – Ontario Orchard Supply

Modified on: 2013-10-30

South


Chris Hedges - Ontario Orchard Supply

The accidental apple grower (Norfolk County) – Chris Hedges didn’t grow up on a farm. He didn’t even grow up thinking he’d like to be a farmer. But that all changed when his parents realized their own dream of farm ownership and bought a farm property. Chris, who had completed university and was working as […]

Grandma Lambe’s

Modified on: 2013-10-15

West Central


Grandma Lambe's

According to the Lambe family of Meaford, their story begins with an apple orchard, a well-used pie recipe and a little red wagon. In the 1940’s, dairy farmers Mabel and Hartley Lambe were among the first farmers in Grey County to plant apple trees on their property just east of town. Once their trees began […]

Cathy McKay

Modified on: 2014-02-12

GTA


Cathy McKay

For the Love of Apples A summer job for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food during university led to a life-long love and a diverse business for Cathy McKay. The summer after completing her undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology, McKay got a job working in apple orchards.  She immediately knew that she belonged there […]

Charles Stevens, Wilmot Orchards

Modified on: 2013-10-13

Mid East


Wilmot Orchards

Newcastle – Damaging weather and predators can mean the difference between a good year and a bad one on the farm. No one knows that better than Charles Stevens, who grows apples and blueberries on his farm near Newcastle, east of Toronto. He’s turned to technology and innovation to protect his apples against hail and […]

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