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Twin Creeks Greenhouse continues to expand from 10 to 20 to 40 acres

In the last five years, Twin Creeks Greenhouse has grown from 10 to 20 to 40 acres and is now one of the largest pepper greenhouses in Ontario. Located beside the Waste Management Twin Creeks landfill, the facility utilizes bio-gas from the landfill as part of their greenhouse operation.

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Rapid expansion of city brewery shows it’s nobody’s fool

With their first micro-brewery opened in 2014, Refined Fool has expanded rapidly to include two Sarnia brewing locations and taprooms. The brewery envisions the potential to brew more than a million litres of beer a year.

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Reinhart Foods launches the first “Light” beverage in the Canadian cider category

Reinhart Foods is launching Reinhart’s Red Apple Light Cider, the first light product of its kind in the Canadian cider market at 3.8% ABV. As consumers are increasingly aware of what goes into their food and drink, Reinhart’s cider is proudly made with one single ingredient – apple cider – without any artificial flavours or colours added. Reinhart’s will be sold in 473 mL cans for $3.20 each at the LCBO and select grocery retailers across Ontario.

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Council approves grant applications for Maple Leaf Foods and Vins Plastics

Maple Leaf Foods is seeking $53,703.65 in grant funds under Program 3: Development Fees and Building Permit grant and Program 4: Building Restoration, Renovation and Improvement Grant, while Vins plastics is seeking $50,377.50 under Program 3: Development Fees and Building Permit grant and Program 4: Building Restoration, Renovation and Improvement Grant. 

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U of G Partners with SVG Ventures to Accelerate Innovation in Canada’s Agri-Food Sector

Silicon Valley powerhouse SVG Ventures’ THRIVE and the University of Guelph – “Canada’s food university” – have partnered to accelerate innovation in the Canadian agri-food sector by creating a platform for agri-food entrepreneurs and start-ups to gain access to impactful, technology-driven research.

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GoodLeaf grows up, not out, with indoor vertical farming

Guelph-based GoodLeaf Farms hopes to expand its vertical farming operations with new indoor farms throughout Canada

Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie and MP Lloyd Longfield helped to celebrate the occasion with a recent tour to the facility.

“Guelph is embracing the circular food economy and it’s actually happening here. I’m so impressed,” Guthrie said.

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Mondelez Canada Inc. $40 Million Expansion to Hamilton Confectionery Plant

Hamilton’s Mondelez candy factory has launched a $40-million plant expansion  to ramp up production of hundreds of millions of Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish and other Maynards products distributed across North America. According to officials from the company, the Hamilton plant is the best in thw whole Mondelez global network because of quality.

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Sucro Sourcing Announces New Sugar Refinery in Hamilton

Sucro Sourcing announced the completion of its new granular sugar refinery in Hamilton, Canada. The refinery was completed with the support of the Port of Hamilton and will provide the company the opportunity to offer modern solution for the customer challenges of today. Sucro Sourcing is the first successful sugar production facility built in Canada since 1958.

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