Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2010 Regional Award Winner

 

Jennen Family Farm Market - Chatham-Kent County

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Rebecca, Emily, Mitchell, Peter and Ellen Jennen, Maria Van Bommel

Rebecca, Emily, Mitchell, Peter and Ellen Jennen, Maria Van Bommel

The Jennens have figured out how to lengthen the growing season; harvest in rain, sleet or shine; be environmentally responsible; and make a profit at their fruit and vegetable operation near Dresden. The farm includes seven acres covered in high tunnels, with room to expand over another five acres over the next two years. Irrigation is done from a three million gallon pond of recaptured rain water. These improvements have meant better quality produce, increased yields, less chemical use, and best of all, a higher income per acre planted. The on-farm stand sells product from May to October, making it an attractive option for local shoppers.


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