Hot Pepper Variety Trial-2021

In 2021, a variety trail was developed to look at five different varieties of hot peppers in two different locations in Algoma. These locations were chosen due to the availability of greenhouse space. The five varieties, with Scoville heat units (SHU) are as follows: Devil Serrano- 6,000 SHU Fresno 3429- 10,000 SHU Primero Red Habanero- 100,000+ SHU Helios Habanero- 75,000 …

Northern Cover Crop Innovations Webinar

Wednesday December 8th, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Register HERE How are northeastern Ontario farmers using cover crops in their field crop rotations? What are the most successful cover crops for northern climates? What are the benefits and challenges of adding cover crops to field crop rotations? Find the answers to these questions and more at this comprehensive webinar for field …

SNAPP to Success: Innovation in Beef Farming on Manitoulin Island

The Martin family began farming beef in 1998, and direct market their products under their own brand -Pure Island Beef.  The brand sells both grain-fed and grass-fed beef as boxed cuts online as well as to local markets and butcher shops in the Sudbury and Toronto area. Innovation is something the Martins have been pursuing ever since they began farming …

Algoma Crop Tour 2021

A tour of crops growing in Algoma (August 20, 2021) that include corn, soybeans, barley, canola and sorghum. The tour features the project, “On-farm augmentation of indigenous mycorrhizal inoculum for more sustainable and profitable canola-soybean rotations” with Algoma University, University of Guelph and University of Waterloo. A special thanks to the producers who contributed to the success of research and …

SNAPP to Success: Ugly Barn Farm

The Ugly Barn Farm is a small-scale mushroom farm located in Markstay, Ontario currently producing 18 species of medicinal and gourmet mushrooms.  Mushrooms are produced with as much local material as possible and without the use of pesticides, in a year-round growing facility.  The Sustainable New Agri-Food Products & Productivity (SNAPP) Program assisted Ugly Barn Farm to purchase an additional …

SNAPP to Success: Hubbert’s Maple Products

Hubbert’s Maple Products is a family-owned maple syrup farm, which started in Canada in 1861. The 1030-acre farm produces maple syrup as well as value-added products such as, maple butter, maple candy, and barbeque sauce and deliver to over 20 retail stores throughout mostly Northern Ontario. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shift of the farm’s customer base. The cancellation …

SNAPP to Success: Twin Rivers Farm

Twin Rivers Farm is a U-pick berry farm located north of Thessalon, Ontario. The farm was a family-run U-pick operation for over 30 years, that provided fresh berries to the surrounding area.  Ryan & Cassie Whitehead purchased the farm in 2019 and produce strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries sold directly from the farm.  The Sustainable New Agri-Food Products & Productivity (SNAPP) …

Adapting to the new normal on Silver Creek Farm

Silver Creek Farm is a small family farm enterprise located outside Thunder Bay Ontario, producing pasture-raised heritage pork & beef, free-range eggs, spring seedlings, and seasonal heirloom vegetables. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a surge in demand for local beef and pork and as a result of this early surge in sales, the farm ran out of beef and pork freezer …

Indigenous Agri-Food Funders Forum

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs invites you to join two free Indigenous Agi-Food Funder’s Forum Webinars The forum will provide information on programs that encourage economic development in the agriculture sector and addresses Indigenous food security by linking Indigenous agri-food interests with suitable funders. Indigenous clients, communities, non-profits and private sectors are welcome to join. Webinar …