Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2009 Regional Award Winner

 

Mountain Fresh Farm – Kakabeka Falls

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Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay–Atikokan, and James Sovereign

Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay–Atikokan, and James Sovereign

For the first time in 2009, Thunder Bay residents indulged in fresh sour cherries that haven’t been trucked in from hundreds of kilometres away. James Sovereign worked with the University of Saskatchewan to establish a dwarf sour cherry orchard that could withstand the tough northern climate.  Besides reducing the carbon footprint from all that transport, the trees will thrive in other northern areas, bringing the healthy fruit to more communities.  An added benefit is that the hardy trees require almost no chemical spray. 


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