Case Studies Region: Canada

Casey Houweling – Houweling’s

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Casey Houweling drives through stretches of farmland, he always stops to look at the crops—be they ripe strawberries, crisp celery stalks or plump tomatoes. He supplies the latter himself as the owner of Houweling’s, a family-run tomato and cucumber grower. The company produces in California and British Columbia facilities using only third-party verified, 100 […]

Juanita Dickson – Gusto 54 Restaurant Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

A wave of opportunities can arise anywhere, even aboard a small sailboat traversing through Tahiti and Bora Bora. That’s how, on a 2010 charter boat trip through the South Pacific, Juanita Dickson came to meet the owner of Gusto 54 Restaurant Group and future boss, Janet Zuccarini. Learning of Dickson’s 15-plus years of experience helping […]

Bruce Stewart – True Grain Bread

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed like everyone was trying to make sourdough bread. Bruce Stewart recalls people coming into True Grain Bread, where he’s owner and president, to share stories of their success, and sometimes of their fails. One man told Stewart he’d been in the shop six months prior […]

Doug Thompson – Dairy Farmers of PEI

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When someone drinks a glass of milk or splashes cream into their morning coffee, they typically don’t give too much thought to where the staple came from. But even if they do, they probably could use a lesson from Doug Thompson. As the general manager of Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island, he’s intimately familiar […]

Crofter’s Food Ltd.

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Jam, a favorite breakfast spread beloved by so many, is a fairly uncomplicated product, but Crofter’s Food Ltd. is doing its best with this simple fruit spread to make a difference for the planet and the food supply chain. Crofter’s has become one of the largest manufacturers of natural, organic and reduced-sugar fruit spreads and […]

Shur-Gain, a Nutreco Company

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With a rich history in supplying farms with high-quality animal feeds, innovative feeding solutions and excellent customer service, Shur-Gain, a Nutreco Company has been serving upstate New York for more than 20 years and Canada for more than 75 years. Headquartered in Strykersville, New York, Shur-Gain sells and manufactures premixes, supplements and complete feed programs […]


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