Vegetables

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 […]

Eastdale Collegiate high school

Modified on: 2014-08-05

GTA


Eastdale Collegiate high school

Toronto’s South Riverdale neighbourhood – also known as Leslieville/Riverside – isn’t one usually associated with farming and food production. However, Eastdale Collegiate, a small, inner city high school near Broadview and Gerrard, is changing that.  An innovative approach combining a culinary program with a rooftop garden is teaching students where their food comes from, building […]

Donald Deyer

Modified on: 2014-06-11

South


Donald Deyer

When Donald Deyer started working on Ken Forth’s vegetable farm in southwestern Ontario, he was just 29 years old. The Jamaican native is now 58 years old, which means he’s spent the better part of his adult life working here, on a part time basis, in Canada. Like many seasonal workers, Deyer arrives on the […]

Rex and Carol Sugrim, Summerside Farm

Modified on: 2013-10-15

West Central


Rex and Carol Sugrim, Summerside Farm

Ontario farmers access markets for vegetables not native to Ontario Holland Landing – Rex and Carol Sugrim, like many Ontario farm families, can trace their agricultural roots back several generations. However, unlike many Ontario farm families, their agricultural roots originated a continent away – in their native South America, where they were raised on farms […]

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 […]

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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