Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2011 Regional Award Winner

 

Moyer's Candy Apples Ltd. - Vineland

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Photo of Ted McMeekin, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Amber Gulbis and Paul Moyer

Ted McMeekin, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Amber Gulbis and Paul Moyer

What makes apples even sweeter to bite into? Paul Moyer can tell you. His family has been growing apples in the Niagara Region for more than a century. A few years ago, Paul started making candy apples as an alternative market for the farm. He found success, counting the Toronto Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Buffalo Bills and Six Flags parks among his customers. But his product only had a three-day shelf life, so he began exploring ways to extend that. Today, Moyer's Candy Apples produces a unique caramel and chocolate candy apple that stays fresh for weeks. The secret is in the customized, processing production line - the only one of its kind in Canada. This year, production is expected to reach 10,000 gourmet apples per day. That's good news for Paul, good news for local apple growers who augment his supply - and great news for sweet toothed customers.


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