Muskoka businesses showcased at Royal Winter Fair
NORTH BAY – Ten regional businesses will be among 55 from Northern Ontarioshowcasing their wares at the Royal Winter Fair this year.
MP Greg Rickford, Minister of State for Science and Technology, and FedNor, and Minister responsible for the Ring of Fire, today announced a roster of more than 55 agricultural and equine businesses, and organizations from across Northern Ontario, ready to do business at this year’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, November 1-10, 2013.
“Our government is committed to strengthening the economy of Northern Ontario by investing in the very businesses in the region that are creating jobs, supporting growth, and a more sustainable economy for our communities,” said Minister Rickford. “Supporting the Northern Ontario Agri-food Pavilion at the Royal will raise the profile of our region’s participating businesses, entrepreneurs and their products, to consumers, industry representatives and potential investors from across Canada and from around the world – and help open new markets and opportunities in today’s ever-changing global economy.”
A record number of agricultural, equine and agri-food operations will be on display as part of the Northern Ontario Agri-food Pavilion, a 6,500-square-foot, FedNor-sponsored exhibit at Canada’s largest indoor agricultural exposition. With the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair attracting more than 350,000 visitors each year, it presents exhibitors with countless opportunities to establish new business contacts and increase sales.
Earlier this month, the Government of Canada announced an investment of $374,346 in the NECO Community Futures Development Corporation to support the Northern Ontario Pavilion at the 92nd annual Royal Winter Agricultural Fair.
“Our Government remains focused on providing the right environment for economic growth, through effective cooperation across all sectors, to keep Canadians working and to ensure the long-term prosperity of all our communities,” concluded Minister Rickford.
For a complete list of 2013 exhibitors at the Northern Ontario Agri-Food Pavilion, or to learn more about FedNor’s programs, please visit: fednor.gc.ca and follow us on Twitter @FedNor.
Producers from Parry Sound-Muskoka include:
Contact: Lorne Byers
58 Chiswick Lane
Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0
Tel: 705-724-6400 email@example.com
Appliteck has expanded as a custom machine shop specializing in the design and fabrication of horse stalls, large square feeders and round pens serving the agriculture and equine industries in Northern Ontario. The company is now serving clients in Southern Ontario as well. Appliteck features a line of standard products but can also build to custom specifications.
Beat the Wheat
Contact: Adam Palubiski and Stephanie Dunn
33 Ewing Street
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1R5
Tel: 705-706-3883 firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Palubiski and Stephanie Dunn, owners of Beat the Wheat, which produces fresh, gluten-free pasta, met in culinary school where they developed their passion for food. They began their careers in Whistler, BC, where Adam worked as a pasta chef at a top-rated restaurant. He later put the skills and experience he gained to work, creating the recipe for Beat the Wheat with the authentic texture and flavour found in restaurant-quality pasta.
In 2008, Adam and Stephanie moved to Bracebridge, Ontario to raise their young family. In addition to working in small restaurants, Adam would often hold cooking classes, including sessions on how to make fresh, gluten-free pasta. It was after one such workshop when people in the class asked where they could buy the pasta. That’s when the idea to create Beat the Wheat was born. Since then, the Beat the Wheat team has been hard at work making gluten-free pasta the traditional way while using only the best quality ingredients.
Contact: Gail Stiver
291 Phillip Street East
Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1J3
Tel: 705-687-5222 email@example.com
Gail operates one of the few custom fibre processing mills in Northern Ontario, specializing in alpaca fibre. Raw alpaca fleece is transformed into beautifull custom yarns.This Gravenhurst operation also houses an art studio and store. Gateway works closely with Ontario alpaca farmers to spin fibre from, or for, them. The mill, studio and store are designed to inspire creativity. Courses in fibre arts are offered at different levels.
Maple Orchard Farms
Contact: Dave Knappett
14 Gray Road
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1P5
Tel: 705-645-3053 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maple Orchard Farms produces maple syrup products, including maple cappuccino, available as gift bottles, packages and souvenirs. The company is also certified to sell products bearing the official logo of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Maple Orchard Farms operates out of a 10,000 sq. ft. manufacturing, storage and retail facility in Bracebridge, Ontario.
Morgan House Wool Works
Contact: Pam Carnochan
83 Morgan’s Road
Huntsville, ON P1H 1A2
Tel: 705-789-1727 or 705-380-2566 email@example.com
Pam uses the wool from her sheep to create unique landscapes using felting techniques. She shears the sheep, dyes the wool and then creates artwork known as Watercolour with Wool. She has been showing her work in several shows and galleries in the Huntsville and Maynooth areas. Growing up in Huron County, Pam has also been teaching her craft in Algonquin Park, in area schools, the McMichael Art Gallery in Kleinburg, and in her barn studio over the past five years.
Sherry’s Gourmet Preserves
Contact: Sherry Leverdingen
17 Lincoln Avenue
South River, ON P0A 1X0
Tel: 705-386-9087 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherry Leverdingen has developed a line of homemade chocolate-covered tasty treats that includes chocolate bacon, chocolate potato chips, chocolate licorice and chocolate pretzels. Manager of the Huntsville Farmers Market, where she has been a vendor for the past 18 years, Sherry will also bring a variety of preserves ranging from jams and jellies to pickles and vinegars to the table.
Spring Valley Plastics
Contact: James Zulak
RR 1, 212 Center Road
Parry Sound, ON P2A 2W7
Tel: 705-389-3876 email@example.com
While continuing to manage his own farm and livestock, James Zulak has developed a custom thermoformed product which provides protection to horses and other livestock while in transit. These plastic bumpers are custom designed and fitted into livestock carriers to protect livestock from contact with any parts, objects or walls within the confines of the trailer or truck.
Beer, Wine and Spirits of Northern Ontario
For the first time, the Northern Ontario Pavilion will feature the region’s growing beer, wine and spirits sector. Beverage producers will be able to promote their brands in a dedicated booth which will display the region’s products. Scheduled sampling will be available through the adjacent, onsite LCBO store for those companies currently listed with the LCBO, and/or the Royal Tasting Bar located steps away.
Participating Northern Ontario Beer, Wine and Spirits Producers
|Beer, wine and spirits vendor||Location||Product|
|Highlander Brew Co.||South River||Beer|
|Lake of Bays Brewery||Baysville||Beer|
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