Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2008 Mildmay Regional Award Winner


Healing Arc Inc. & Everspring Farms Ltd. - Bruce County

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Maria McLeod; Carol Mitchell, MPP for MPP for Huron-Bruce

Maria McLeod; Carol Mitchell, MPP for MPP for Huron-Bruce

Have you tasted the 'orange of the north'? Sea Buckthorn is a multipurpose, citrus-type berry used in functional foods and for a variety of medicinal, agronomic and environmental purposes. The fruit is a source of omega 3, 6 and 9 oils and just eight berries provide the daily requirement of vitamin C and beta carotene. Sea Buckthorn can be grown in a wide range of soils, in greenhouses and is drought resistant. After six years of research and development, the growers are now selling cuttings to private and commercial sectors in Ontario and Quebec. These innovators have helped introduce the crop to Ontario and are continually working to educate consumers on its 'berry-good' merits.

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