Algoma Orchards a sustainability leader in Ontario’s apple industry
For more than 50 years, the Gibson and Kemp families have been growing apples at Algoma Orchards near Newcastle in Durham Region. Their apple roots go back much further than... read more
How new apple varieties come to our local markets:
An Ontario apple farmer tells us how he picks what apples he’ll be growing next.
Photo credit: CropLife Canada
Over 7,500 apple varieties are grown around the world. Not all of these... read more
Seasonal ag workers: the backbone of Norfolk County fruit farm
Photo credit: Farm and Food Care
For as far back as he can remember, seasonal workers have been part of Joel Porteous’ family fruit and vegetable farm. In fact, if it... read more
On the lookout for new technologies, techniques and ways of doing things
Photo credit: Glenn Lowson for The Grower
Tom Ferri’s lifelong passion is growing things. He’s a third generation apple grower carrying on a family business first started in the 1930s.
Today his... read more
The accidental cider business
It was their daughter’s exchange semester in Scotland that helped chart a new and unexpected path for long-time Norfolk County apple growers Anita and Steve Buehner.
They’ve been in the apple... read more