Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2011 Regional Award Winner


Limestone Organic Creamery - Elginburg

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Photo of Jeff Leal, MPP Peterborough and Kathie Groenewegen

Jeff Leal, MPP Peterborough and Kathie Groenewegen

The Groenewegens really know the meaning of adding value. When their two children were interested in getting into the family dairy business, the parents opted to build a processing plant and retail outlet, rather than expanding the herd. To begin with, the family are selling pasteurized organic milk in returnable glass bottles at their Farm Store. They have even set up a home delivery system. Eventually, they would like to produce butters and yogurt. The payoff is an expected 150 per cent increase in revenue, and employment for the four family members, as well as four local residents.

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