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Program helps add value to agriculture ventures

Program helps add value to agriculture ventures

On an early Saturday morning at Sault Ste. Marie’s Mill Market, Bethany Higgins fields orders for her freshly baked bread faster than she can bag the loaves. A lineup invariably forms, and her baskets empty long before the market closes for the day.
Monitoring system creates efficiencies in maple syrup production

Monitoring system creates efficiencies in maple syrup production

Tap Track is a digital monitoring system that alerts maple syrup producers to a loss of vacuum, reducing waste.
Alliance giving voice to Northern farmers

Alliance giving voice to Northern farmers

A new, Temiskaming -based organization will give a pan-Northern voice to the interests of farmers across the North.
Sault hosting first food festival

Sault hosting first food festival

Sault Ste. Marie will host the inaugural Eat Algoma food festival this weekend. The Saturday event is part of an emerging awareness about supporting local food producers in the area.
Mushroom producer looking to commercialize crop

Mushroom producer looking to commercialize crop

Dr. Jack Hay believes the next cash crop for Northern Ontario lies not in open fields basking in sunshine, but along the dark forest floor in the decaying, eroded wood of fallen logs.
Northern vodka tempting seasoned palates

Northern vodka tempting seasoned palates

From its family-oriented operation to the label’s loon graphic, everything about Rheault Distillery’s Loon Vodka exudes Canadiana. But the response from critics and connoisseurs alike suggests its pedigree is world-class.
Sault microbrewery offering alternative to mainstream

Sault microbrewery offering alternative to mainstream

Every Tuesday, Vaughn Alexander and Graham Atkinson invited friends over to watch them brew their homegrown beer and sample their wares.

Ag symposium to focus on growing fruit in the North

A February symposium being held by the Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) will focus on growing fruit in the North, which was identified as a topic of interest to Algoma growers.

Northern premier’s award winners announced

Five regional winners have received 2013 Premier’s Awards for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. The awards are given out annually to recognize contributions to the success of Ontario’s agri-food sector.
Warren farm producing commercial wine

Warren farm producing commercial wine

On an old Finnish homestead that dates back 80 years, Greg and Mira Melien are establishing Northern Ontario’s first commercial winery.