Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2017 Regional Award Winner


Johnston's Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery, Bala

More and more, urban dwellers are looking for ways to reconnect with food and farming. At Johnston's Cranberry Marsh, owners Wendy and Murray Johnston have jumped on that trend, offering an experience that's truly immersive. At the Muskoka operation, visitors can tour the operation, sample products, and get right into the cranberry bog during harvest time, surrounded by 3,000 pounds of bright red berries. As the slew of photos on social media testifies, it's a spectacular experience that people love to share. Now in its fourth year, the "Cranberry Plunge" has boosted Johnston's' revenues and contributed in a big way to the success of the local cranberry festival - attracting thousands of visitors and putting Ontario cranberries on the map.

The Johnston Family

The Johnston family


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