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 […]

Sandra Carther, Carther Plants

Modified on: 2015-04-28


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 […]

Glenn and Monica Howe and family

Modified on: 2015-01-15


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, […]

Heeman family

Modified on: 2013-10-22


Heeman family

London – It’s been a long journey from their homeland in Holland to a successful three-generation family farming business in London for the Heemans. That journey started more than 50 years ago for Bill and Susan Heeman. Bill said that he was looking for new opportunities. “I was in love. I wanted to get married,” […]

Dana and Adam Thatcher, Thatcher Farms

Modified on: 2013-10-22


Adam and Dana Thatcher, Thatcher Farms

(Rockwood) – Falling in love with a farmer took Dana Thatcher, a teacher, on a path she never envisioned for herself before meeting her husband Adam. Even though she had no farming exposure growing up, Dana fully embraced the lifestyle and had no doubts in her mind about becoming a farmer.  In the years since, […]

McGregor’s Produce

Modified on: 2013-10-15

Far East

McGregor's Produce

Delivering flavours of the season to customers Freshness and flavour are just a few reasons consumers purchase local Ontario produce. And for customers of McGregor’s Produce, they can add quality and taste to that list too because the McGregor family has built their business and reputation on those two traits. “We only sell what we […]

Jesse Lauzon, Springridge Farm

Modified on: 2013-10-14


Springridge Farm

Milton – Jesse Lauzon knows a good story when he hears one, especially when it’s one he’s part of. And he’s proud to be a part of the Springridge Farm story where he talks to visitors about how their food is grown on the farm, gives cooking and preparation tips and shares his love of […]

Heeman Strawberries

Modified on: 2013-10-14


Heeman Family

London – It’s strawberry season in Ontario, and that means fresh, locally-grown strawberries are appearing on roadside stands and in grocery stores across the province. And although imported strawberries have become available year-round in recent years, London Ontario strawberry farmer Rudy Heeman says there’s a reason local berries taste best: no flavour gets lost on […]

Erin McLean, McLean Berry Farm

Modified on: 2013-10-13

North Central

McLean Berry Farm

(Lakefield) – When Erin McLean was five years old, her parents made a decision that had a profound impact on her future as well as that of her brother, Ben. They bought a farm. As a nurse and wood-worker, her parents didn’t have much experience. They also didn’t buy the farm for its aesthetic appeal […]

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