NewCare Farms Building Yogurt Site: Upper Canada Creamery

March 9, 2015 at 11:48 am 1 comment

NewCare Farms Building Yogurt Site

At least half a century has come and gone since a rural route in the Township of South Dundas was the address of an honest-to-goodness milk processing plant.

But the Biemond family is well on its way to changing that, with an 8,200-square-foot yogurt-making facility rising on their certified organic Waddell Rd. dairy operation — NewCare Farms.

Read NewCare Farms Building Yogurt Site in Eastern Ontario AgriNews.

 

Food Hub in Prescott Russell

The Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell hosted over 70 regional stakeholders at the Alfred Campus of Guelph University on Thurs., Feb. 12, to discuss the potential for a Food Hub in the counties.

Food hubs are part of a trend in commercialization of food production within a region. In a recent press release, the Agri-Food Network stated that more than one quarter of all food hubs operating in North America generate over $1-million annually. Prescott-Russell is considered a prime location for such a hub, as it has a thriving agriculture industry, including many small producers focused on producing high-quality foods for local consumption.

Read Food Hub Considered for Prescott Russell in Eastern Ontario AgriNews.

Ambitious Plans for Nestlé Factory

…don’t think that there is going to be one huge tenant at the factory, like in the days of Nestlé. Instead, the plan is to divide the facility into pods so that different industries and tenants can easily use the space to achieve their business goals. This includes local farmers, who will be able to access storage, warehousing, and exposure to government contracts requiring humanitarian food aid.

Read more about the Ambitious Plans for the Nestle Factory in the Eastern Ontario AgriNews.

 

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Entry filed under: Business, Food, Relocalization.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. pauline gagnon  |  March 9, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Wonderful news! Congratulations!

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