Opinion Editorial Growing local crops with skilled labour critical during times of crisis By Dusty Zamecnik
March 30, 2020 Opinion Editorial
Growing local crops with skilled labour critical during times of crisis By Dusty Zamecnik
I’m the fourth generation of my family to live and work here on E Z Grow Farms in Norfolk County, named for my grandfather Ed Zamecnik who started the farm in 1935. We’re Ontario’s largest commercial wholesale producer of high bush blueberries; selling into large Ontario grocery stores with our products hitting market in July and August.
We are also a domestic and international propagator (grower) for the greenhouse business in Canada and of strawberry plants so even if you see strawberries in grocery stores that are labelled product of Georgia, Florida or other US states, the plants likely came from our farm in Ontario.