Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2016 Regional Award Winner


Meadow Lynn Farms

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MPP Deb Matthews and Sharon Judd

MPP Deb Matthews and Sharon Judd

Meadow Lynn Farms was unable to find a market for its leftover whole berries and didn't want to see them go to waste. So its owners, the Judd family, borrowed a stovetop steam juicer in 2011 and began producing a pure, pasteurized, seed-free strawberry juice that proved to be a big hit at the Norfolk County Fair. The process is much less labour-intensive than the common two-step cold press and puree methods. Since then, the Judds have experimented with making other value-added products from the juice, including syrup, jelly and even soup. It's an extra stream of revenue for this pick-your-own fruit operation and a great way for Ontario consumers to enjoy local strawberries long after the season ends.

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