Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2007 Simcoe Regional Award Winners

 

B & C Nightingale Farms Ltd. - Norfolk County

Bill Nightingale; Caroline Nightingale; Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Leona Dombrowsky

(Left to right: Bill Nightingale; Caroline Nightingale; Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Leona Dombrowsky)

When Bill and Caroline Nightingale saw 20,000 acres of fresh vegetables flourishing under a canopy of high tunnels in Europe, they were convinced the idea would help grow a better product and greater yields back home in Ontario. They were right. High tunnels have extended their growing season by six to eight weeks, doubled cropping opportunities, decreased insect and disease pressures, and resulted in a quality, consistent product. The Nightingales have implemented a change in Ontario fresh vegetable farming - helping growers move from conventional field production to covered production, and towards organic production. Their company, Tunnel Tech Farming, makes and markets high tunnels to other growers. When it comes to enhancing Ontario's fresh vegetable growing opportunities - this farm has things covered.


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Creation Date: May 14th, 2008
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