Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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Sunnivue Organic Farm - Middlesex County

Alex Nurnberg; Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Maria Van Bommel; Ellinor Nurnberg; Jan Verkley; Miep Verkley; Dagmar Seiboth; Annette Verhagen

(Left to right: Alex Nurnberg; Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Maria Van Bommel; Ellinor Nurnberg; Jan Verkley; Miep Verkley; Dagmar Seiboth; Annette Verhagen)

A group of urbanites in Middlesex County developed a unique, not-for-profit agricultural land trust to link the principles of local food systems, community and sustainability that reflected their values. By pooling their financial resources, they were able to buy a farm located in Ailsa Craig, which is close to a large urban centre. Today, Sunnivue Organic Farm produces and sells milk, beef, veal, chicken, pork and a large variety of fruits and vegetables. Volunteers routinely gather to work on the farm. The model is the first of its kind in Canada.


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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: May 14th, 2008
Last Reviewed: May 14th, 2008