Success Stories in Food Processing
Farmersville Community Abattoir providing central services for livestock producers
ATHENS - Farmersville Community Abattoir (FCA) couldn't be more central and convenient within Leeds Grenville. Located at 63 Addison Road just minutes from Athens, the newly opened abattoir is doing a lot of business. FCA is a not-for-profit corporation conceived in February 2016 to address an urgent need in Leeds and Grenville for livestock slaughter services to local farmers.Full story
Napanee Beer Company Inc.
Napanee Beer Company catches the craft beer wave. What started out as a passionate new hobby has turned into an adventurous – some might say intoxicating – new business enterprise for Napanee’s Geordan Saunders. Taking his award-winning brewing knowledge and experience, and combining it with an already successful career as a marketing professional, Saunders opened the Napanee Beer Company over the Victoria Day long weekend to general acclaim.Full story
Central Smith Creamery
Nothing says “summer” quite like enjoying a heaping cone of ice cream. With the motto, “We dream in ice cream,” Central Smith Creamery (Central Smith) perfectly encapsulates the sense of delight that both adults and children feel as they have their first taste of summer.Full story
Homestead Organics Ltd.
A pioneer in organic agriculture in eastern Ontario, Homestead Organics has now become a leader in organic food processing and marketing, with an impressive, diverse and ever-expanding customer base that reaches throughout eastern Canada, the United States and overseas.Full story
Award-Winning Hummingbird Chocolate Maker Thrives in Almonte
The Gilmours never set out in their inaugural entrepreneurial endeavour for praise, accolades and renown. They simply wanted to make amazing chocolate, in hopes that other folks would enjoy it too. But through tremendous hard work, exceptional skill and dedication, over the past five years Erica and Drew Gilmour have turned their plucky little company – Hummingbird Chocolate Maker – into the talk of the confectionary world, earning a prestigious 2016 Golden Bean Award and other distinctions at the recent London Academy of Chocolate Awards.Full story
Venture Food Trucks
Keeping tabs on the latest trends and capitalizing on those trends in a timely and effective way is an essential component behind any successful entrepreneurial endeavour. Proof positive of this adage is Napanee-based Venture Food TrucksFull story
Gananoque Brewing Company
Like any good community-minded entrepreneur, Bruce Davis wanted to develop a business that was challenging, fulfilling, sustainable – and that would contribute in a positive way to the economic growth and diversity of his adopted home of Gananoque.Full story