Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2015 Regional Award Winner

 

Slate River Dairy

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Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, Bill Mauro, Wilma Mol and Jim Mol

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, Bill Mauro, Wilma Mol and Jim Mol

Until recently, milk from Thunder Bay dairy farmers clocked up a whole lot of kilometres before it reached Thunder Bay consumers: more than 2,000, to be precise. That's because the closest dairy processing plant was 1,000 kilometres down the highway. That changed in August 2015, when Slate River Dairy opened its doors. The Thunder Bay dairy processes its own milk, dramatically reducing the distance from cow to kitchen. It's helping the environment in other ways too, using traditional, refillable glass bottles. Slate River processes milk the traditional way: pasteurized as gently as possible to preserve the flavour and not homogenized, so the cream rises to the top. Today, Thunder Bay residents can enjoy fresher, more environmentally sustainable milk - with a little cream on top.


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