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Province investing in Northeastern Ontario agriculture

Province investing in Northeastern Ontario agriculture

Northeastern Ontario’s agriculture industry is the beneficiary of some provincial funding. The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is investing $175,000 in three projects in the Algoma region.
Producer to cultivate grain crop in Cochrane

Producer to cultivate grain crop in Cochrane

Jamie Draves didn’t set out to become a quinoa producer.
Investment company backs ag growth, expansion

Investment company backs ag growth, expansion

“Investing with operators to build great Canadian farms.
Sault teaching restaurant gets upgrades

Sault teaching restaurant gets upgrades

For years, Willow has served as a training ground for Sault College’s culinary and hospitality students. Now, with a few aesthetic enhancements, the restaurant’s ambiance matches the high quality of items offered by the fine-dining experience.

Aquaculture, tourism to benefit from FedNor funds

A pair of Algoma-area First Nations has received funding to establish economic development opportunities.
Hearst distillery gets innovation nod

Hearst distillery gets innovation nod

Rheault Distillery of Hearst has received a Leader in Innovation award from the province. It’s one of five Premier's Awards for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence that were awarded to agri-food producers across Ontario.
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

With 100 acres of maple trees to survey, it would often take John Cambridge an entire day walking the sugar bush to pinpoint a source of lost pressure in the tap lines at Thompson’s Maple Products, and even then, his success at diagnosing the cause o
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.