Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2007 Glencoe Regional Award Winners

Twin Pine Orchards - Lambton County

Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Maria Van Bommel; Mark and Mike Vansteenkiste

(Left to right: Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Maria Van Bommel; Mark and Mike Vansteenkiste)

How do you take one of nature's oldest gifts and make it a modern experience? Twin Pines Orchards found a way to grow their apples and profits by creating value-added products and expanding their farm to include a variety of event-themed experiences. Mark and Mike Vansteenkiste's innovative products include different packed apples, preserves, organic products, wines and ciders, which they sell on site and at local restaurants and shops. The farm also conducts art and science camps, an apple festival, and school tours. Twin Pines Orchards' innovative efforts has created a positive destination for consumers who value the 'total experience' as well as the product.

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