Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2007 Simcoe Regional Award Winners

 

The Cider Keg - Norfolk County

Tracy Haskett; Cheryl Peck; Abi Peck; Zack Peck; Joan Haskett and Tom Haskett; Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Leona Dombrowsky

(Left to right: Tracy Haskett; Cheryl Peck; Abi Peck; Zack Peck; Joan Haskett and Tom Haskett; Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Leona Dombrowsky)

An apple a day keeps the doctor away - but branded, value-added apple products keep consumers asking for more. The T & J Haskett farm in Norfolk County has developed a brand for its line of apple products that includes cider, jellies and relishes that can be found on the shelves of a national grocery retail chain. A recently published cookbook featuring ideas for drinks, entrées and meal enhancements encourages consumers to up their apple intake and enjoy the health benefits. These value-added ideas have led to increased apple sales, and a diversified income source that generates income for three households plus staff.


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Creation Date: May 14th, 2008
Last Reviewed: May 14th, 2008