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 …

The Sustainable New Agri-Food Products and Productivity (SNAPP) Program encourages northern Ontario farmers to consider reduced tillage practices.

SNAPP funding assists producers in innovating efficiencies or resources, reducing environmental and ecological impacts while enhancing profitability within their operations. More and more producers in northern Ontario are becoming interested in improving the health of their soil and adopting new ways to increase production. One of the most effective ways to restore and build soil matter is converting from conventional …

Sustainable New Agri-Food Products & Productivity (SNAPP) Program Is Announced!

In partnership with FedNor, Northeast Community Network, Eat Local Sudbury and Cloverbelt Local Food Co-operative, the Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) will be coordinating a multi-year funding program for farm and food businesses in northern Ontario. The Sustainable New Agri-Food Products & Productivity Program (SNAPP) will provide a grant up to $5,000 at 75% cost share to purchase equipment for eligible …