Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2015 Regional Award Winner


Jewels Under the Kilt

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Elizabeth Burrow, MPP Kathryn McGarry

Elizabeth Burrow, MPP Kathryn McGarry

Customers go nuts for Jewels Under the Kilt - a line of locally grown walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts roasted with an addictive mixture of flavourings that range from chipotle to pumpkin pie. In the early days, Elizabeth Burrow grew all the nuts herself on her 95-acre farm, using sustainable practices such as shellfish-based fertilizer, strategic inter-planting and organic insecticidal soap. As the popularity of her snacks has grown, she has planted other nut varieties to expand her offerings. Burrow has also turned to other farms to supplement her nut supply, as well as provide maple syrup, peaches, apples, pumpkins and other flavourings. Now, if discussions with chain stores prove successful, she'll be upping her orders - and Jewels Under the Kilt could soon be winning new fans.

Creation Date: 09 November 2015
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