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Manitoulin Brewing Co. introduces first beer

Manitoulin Brewing Co. introduces first beer

For the denizens of Manitoulin Island, who flock to the popular vacation spot when the warm weather hits, summer is filled with sun, lakes, barbecues — and now, a homegrown beer.
Manitoulin beer enters retail market

Manitoulin beer enters retail market

In time for the long weekend, The Beer Store in Little Current, on Manitoulin Island, is making available Swingbridge Ale, the first beer produced by the Manitoulin Brewing Company (MBC).
Radical Gardens bringing new approach to farming

Radical Gardens bringing new approach to farming

Surveying her burgeoning acreage, where newly planted bean shoots are poking their heads out of freshly turned furrows, Brianna Humphrey chuckles about her luck. “I have the worst soil known to man,” she laughs.
Northwest rallies to find fresh food solution on Northern reserves

Northwest rallies to find fresh food solution on Northern reserves

There’s a will, but is there a way? First Nations and northwestern Ontario municipal leaders are diving into the details this summer on how to tackle the exorbitant costs of delivering food and consumer goods to remote fly-in reserves.
Hearst vodka producers earn LCBO honour

Hearst vodka producers earn LCBO honour

Rheault Distillery ’s Loon Vodka, made in Hearst, was recognized by the LCBO as the best product made in Ontario at the 2015 Elsie Awards. The Elsie Awards, a play on LCBO, is an annual industry awards program.
Algoma rebrands sustainability event

Algoma rebrands sustainability event

Algoma’s annual sustainability event will emerge for its seventh year with a new name and a new focus. The Sustain Algoma Expo — formerly the Green Expo — will be held Saturday, July 25, form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Desbarats.

Province invests in Timmins veggie farm

Graham Acres in Timmins is expanding from a hobby farm into a full-time vegetable farm, an expansion being made possible with provincial funding.
Agriculture grows in Timmins

Agriculture grows in Timmins

A farmers’ co-op, greenhouses to accommodate large-scale sustainable crops, an online farmers market: the range of ideas proposed by stakeholders to grow Timmins’ agri-food sector is vast and creative.
Hobbyist turns passion into business

Hobbyist turns passion into business

Justin Frape has developed a fascination with a strange potion that’s sold in tiny apothecary bottles.
Fund propelling aquaculture industry forward

Fund propelling aquaculture industry forward

As food producers race to meet global demand for seafood, aquaculture has become the fastest growing segment of the food-producing industry, and increasingly, Aboriginal communities and entrepreneurs are examining how they can participate in the sect