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Jul 19, 2017
By Kaitlynn Anderson

Food & Fibre on Foot celebrates producers


By Kaitlynn Anderson


Producers have the opportunity to showcase their products today at Food & Fibre on Foot, hosted by the Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) in Sault Ste. Marie.

This northern Ontario event takes place from noon to 4 the Mill Market and Algoma Farmers’ Market.

Source: Facebook - Buy Algoma. Buy Fresh. 

“Algoma farmers are incredibly hardworking and doing great work in developing products and extending their growing season, which is why we wanted to celebrate achievements and help promote their business within the community,” David Thompson, RAIN project coordinator, said to Sault Online yesterday.

Food & Fibre on Foot aims to celebrate producers and businesses that participate in the Sustainable New Agri-Food Products and Productivity (SNAPP) program in northern Ontario, according to the RAIN Algoma website

One of the vendors, Algoma Highlands Wild Blueberry Farm, is actually located 2.5 hours away from the Mill Market. 

Farming over 600 acres, Algoma Highlands is the only commercial blueberry farm in Ontario, according to Trevor Laing, who owns the farm with his wife, Tracy. 

Being so niche, the couple has many value-added services. From farming to retail, Highland does it all. Currently, they offer over 20 different products. 

Valleyfield Farm, Algoma Highlands, Collholm Farm, Masters Fibre Mill & Alpaca Farm and Jardin Farm are participating at the Mill Market.

At the Algoma Farmers’ Market, vendors include Pearce Farm, Marshall Farms and Sayers Fishery.

More details can be found on the Food & Fibre on Foot Facebook event.



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