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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.
Success is sweet for Sudbury’s Stack Brewing

Success is sweet for Sudbury’s Stack Brewing

After soaking up some tasty craft beers during a trip to Montreal, some connoisseurs might bring home samples; some might even try to replicate the experience by firing up their own home brewery. But not Shawn Mailloux.
Kapuskasing Beef Research Farm seeks new opportunities

Kapuskasing Beef Research Farm seeks new opportunities

The 100 head of cattle may be gone at the Kapuskasing Beef Research Farm, but the facility is far from shutting its doors for good.
Farm’s grass-fed beef in demand in Timmins

Farm’s grass-fed beef in demand in Timmins

An increased demand for locally produced food is keeping a Timmins farm busy supplying customers with its grass-fed beef.
Grant Farms rapidly expands

Grant Farms rapidly expands

The Grant Farms ’ sprawling grain elevator facility north of New Liskeard is an impressive sight. What’s even more impressive is that nothing was there just a few years ago.
Dairy operation rebuilds after barn burns

Dairy operation rebuilds after barn burns

The Haasen family had to consider some options when their main barn burned to the ground in November, 2011. One of them was to exit the dairy farm industry.

Red tape frustrating farmers

Red tape is having a negative impact on Canadian farmers, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).