Maple Syrup

Norm Lamothe

Modified on: 2015-12-16

North Central

Norm Lamothe

It’s been nearly 112 years since the Wright brothers successfully completed the world’s first heavier-than-air flight, and almost 113 years since Norm Lamothe’s farm was first cultivated by his wife’s family. Why are these two facts relevant, you may ask? Both helped elevate Norm to the place he holds today – happily farming, teaching, and […]

Earl & Bill Elgie

Modified on: 2014-06-02


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 […]

Doug Thompson – Thompson’s Maple Products

Modified on: 2014-06-11

Mid North

Doug Thompson, Thompson's Maple Products

What do you get when you combine the centuries old tradition of making maple syrup with today’s modern farmer? Innovation and savvy marketing. That’s the approach Doug Thompson of Thompson’s Maple Syrup in Hilton Beach, ON has taken throughout his more than thirty years of tapping trees and making maple syrup. As the largest certified […]

Vranckx family – Blueberry Hill Estate

Modified on: 2014-06-11


Vranckx family - Blueberry Hill Estate

Community involvement, sustainability at heart of local blueberry farm By Lilian Schaer St. Williams – Blueberry maple syrup, widespread environmental improvements, a rural events centre and a pink tractor that raises funds for cancer research are all part of Dale Vranckx’s approach to sustainable farming. Together with his wife, Angeline and family, he runs Blueberry […]

Justin Williams, Wilhome Farm

Modified on: 2013-10-13

Mid East

Wilhome Farm

Bloomfield – When you think of a typical high school student, you might think about someone who spends time sleeping in, cramming for exams or practicing to make a school team.  But what about starting a new business? It may not be common, but Justin Williams of Wilhome Farm in Prince Edward County is anything […]

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