Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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The County Cider Company – Prince Edward County

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Grant Howes; Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and MPP for Prince Edward-Hastings

Grant Howes; Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and MPP for Prince Edward-Hastings

In the micro climate of Prince Edward County, apples stay on the branch well into winter.  This innovator saw an opportunity to apply the success of ice wine to these apples. After years of careful research and experimentation, he is turning frozen apples into a delightful new product called “ice cider.” This innovation offers better returns for apple growers and creates more seasonal jobs. Ice cider is unique in Canada because the juice is pressed from apples that are allowed to freeze on the trees. In its first commercial year, it was awarded a gold medal at the Toronto International Wine and Food Show. It’s well-earned recognition for an ‘apple-tizing’ innovation.  


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