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From Tree to Tartines — Peach Tartines Three Ways

From Tree to Tartines — Peach Tartines Three Ways

Posted Aug 26th, 2019

Peach Tartines Three Ways are offer a sweet, savoury and hot way to enjoy the fuzzy fruit the way it was meant to be eaten — simply.

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The Wonders of White Asparagus

The Wonders of White Asparagus

Posted May 31st, 2018

White asparagus is a unique spring vegetable popular in Europe but it's catching on in Ontario thanks to one Norfolk County farmer.

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The Hands that Feed Us: Thanking a Farm Worker

The Hands that Feed Us: Thanking a Farm Worker

Posted Dec 26th, 2017

The Hands that Feed Us is a series of stories about seasonal agricultural workers who work on fruit farms, in vineyards and greenhouses in Niagara Region.

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The Hands That Feed Us: Shamar Dawkins

The Hands That Feed Us: Shamar Dawkins

Posted Dec 18th, 2017

Shamar Dawkins is a seasonal agricultural worker from Jamaica. He comes to Niagara for seven months a year to work in a local fruit orchard.

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The Hands that Feed Us: Kashima Woodham

The Hands that Feed Us: Kashima Woodham

Posted Oct 18th, 2017

Kashima Woodham is a seasonal agriciultural worker from Montego Bay, Jamaica. She comes to Niagara each summer to work on a local fruit farm.

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The Hands that Feed Us: Peter Norville

The Hands that Feed Us: Peter Norville

Posted Oct 3rd, 2017

Peter Norville is a seasonal agricultural worker from St. Lucy, Barbados, who comes to Niagara each summer to work in a fruit orchard.

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The Hands that Feed Us: Eric Regis

The Hands that Feed Us: Eric Regis

Posted Jul 26th, 2017

Eric Regis is a season agricultural worker from Grenada. He has been coming to Niagara for 28 years to work on a fruit farm.

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The Hands that Feed Us: Devon Augustine

The Hands that Feed Us: Devon Augustine

Posted Jun 27th, 2017

Devon Augustine is a seasonal agricultural worker form Grenada. He works on a Beamsville fruit farm for six months of the year.

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Researchers aim to curb global food waste

Researchers aim to curb global food waste

Posted Jun 14th, 2017

A team of 35 scientists around the world are working on curbing food waste using hexanal, a naturally occurring plant compound, to reduce fruit spoilage.

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The Hands that Feed Us: Linton Blackwood

The Hands that Feed Us: Linton Blackwood

Posted May 16th, 2017

Linton Blackwood is a self-taught musician who comes to Canada from Jamaica for four months a year to work on a fruit farm in Niagara Region.

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