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2007 Belleville Regional Award Winners
Mill Creek Farm - Prince Edward County
(Left to right: Arnold and Mary Vader; Neil Vader; Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Leona Dombrowsky; Barbara Vader; Jean and Doug Lester)
Barb and Neil Vader of Mill Creek Farm are like two peas in a pod. Together, they've spent the last 20 years improving the process of growing, harvesting, packaging and distributing fresh peas to grocery stores across Ontario. Their expertise has enabled them to extend the shelf life for fresh bagged peas from four days to nine days. The Vaders also came up with a marketing strategy that has enabled their business to move into central distribution for four major grocery chains.
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