Pigs

Canarm Ltd.

Modified on: 2015-01-15

Mid East


Curtiss Littlejohn

An Ontario-based company has developed a leading-edge electronic sow feeding system that it’s now selling across Canada – and it took just a little over a year to get from concept to market. Curtiss Littlejohn, Swine Products Manager with Canarm, a privately owned company headquartered in Brockville, Ontario that produces ventilation and lighting systems, as […]

Erbcroft Farms – Luann and Tim Erb

Modified on: 2014-06-11

Central


Erbcroft Farms - Luann and Tim Erb

Farm tweets land Ontario sheep farmer steady business “What’s trending” is what launched Erbcroft Farms into the food market. Combining consumer interest in local food and social media made a successful marketing strategy for one Ontario sheep farmer. Luann Erb, of Erbcroft Farms, says her twitter account as one of her most effective marketing tools.   […]

Earl & Bill Elgie

Modified on: 2014-06-02

West


Earl & Bill Elgie

The Elgie Farm is unique in today’s world where there are fewer people farming and it is no longer practical to feed a growing nation using the traditional ideal of Old MacDonald’s farm. Yet Earl and Bill Elgie, two brothers near Dresden, Ontario, manage a diversified farm where they care for both livestock and the […]

Kendra Leslie

Modified on: 2014-03-17

West Central


Kendra Leslie

An animal lover turned farmer Kendra Leslie grew up in rural Ontario, but didn’t grow up on a farm. Instead, she was an animal lover who was always curious as to what a farm life was like. She was so interested in agriculture, that she took a job with a nearby pig farmer when she […]

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 […]

Scott Richmond

Modified on: 2014-12-02

Central


Scott Richmond, Brae-Heid Farm

To hear Scott Richmond talk about his farm, you’d think he had more of a career as a poet or a novelist than as a farmer. “My favourite thing is to walk out the back door when the dew is on the grass and the sun’s just coming up over the hills. It just smells […]

Cheryl and Adam Garniss

Modified on: 2013-10-22

Central


Cheryl and Adam Garniss

When Cheryl Garniss left her family’s farm to study geography and environmental studies at Trent University she was considering a career in law, but her love of farming brought her back to agriculture. After graduating, Cheryl first worked in agronomy at a crop supply centre, and later became manager there.  Since then, she and her […]

Dana and Adam Thatcher, Thatcher Farms

Modified on: 2013-10-22

Central


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, […]

Ontario Pork Program

Modified on: 2013-10-15


Ontario Pork program

Pork donation pilot program a success for food banks and farmers More than 400,000 Ontarians visit their local food bank each month, and 160,000 of them are children. But protein – essential to muscles, organs and the immune system – is in short supply at Ontario food banks, particularly during the critical summer months when […]

Jeremy, Todd and Jason Malcolm

Modified on: 2013-10-15

West Central


Jeremy, Todd and Jason Malcolm

Meet brothers Jeremy, Todd and Jason.  These hog farmers are the third generation to be farming on land settled by their grandfather – a member of the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame. Their farm has an Environmental Farm Plan, a program that has helped thousands of Ontario farmers adopt more environmentally sustainable practices.  

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