Ripplebrook Farm is home to 280 animals and a lot of heart. Their herd of 130 milking cows is milked three times daily in a modern free-stall dairy barn. The farm is also home to seven show-winning quarter horses. Crops on the farm are grown on over 900 acres of land and include alfalfa, barley, wheat, corn and soybeans.
The MacLean family is looking forward to opening their farm gates to provide an opportunity for you to chat with farmers and take a tour of their farm.
Tickets are a $5 deposit per person, returned after attendance. Each ticket includes one (1) breakfast sandwich, milk and fruit. Dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian options are available.
Breakfast on the Farm is looking for Volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for Breakfast on the Farm, please contact email@example.com.
For more information and to buy tickets, please go to https://www.farmfoodcareon.org/breakfastonthefarm-napanee/
TCO Agromart Partners and employees (Karen Harder, Dexter Harder, Sandra O’Neill, Terry O’Neill, Patrick O’Neill and Larry Hutchinson) came together to find a way to help and give back when they found out Sarah Wilson’s (Dexter and Karen Harder’s daughter) devastating news. The TCO team was inspired to find a way to help and decided to bake cookies to sell for a donation to Cancer Care at Belleville General Hospital.
“This stirring tribute in support of a coworker reminds us it is through our relationships that we get the support we need to tackle some of the greatest challenges”
Congratulations TCO Agromart on raising $5,220 for a wonderful and personal cause!
When bad news struck Sarah Wilson’s family again, her coworkers at TCO Agromart Ltd. were inspired to find a way to help. Little did Sandra O’Neill know how far her original idea of baking cookies to sell for a donation to Cancer Care at Belleville General Hospital would take them!
A message from our local Bayer Market Development Agronomist, Katie Macfarlane. A few things to consider this week with a lot of fields emerging and some cool nights still in the forecast.
Corn is less susceptible to frost injury before V5 (Corn growth staging guide) because the growing point remains below ground.
Assess potential yield loss – CORN REPLANT GUIDE
The growing point of soybeans is exposed at emergence, so they can be more susceptible to frost damage than corn (Soy growth staging guide). However, complete death of the plant usually won’t occur unless temperatures are below -2°C for several hours.
Our team at TCO Agromart is having a fundraiser selling chocolate chip cookies for cancer. Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way and currently one of our staff members, Sarah Wilson, from Brighton is undergoing treatment. We want to support Sarah and others in their fight and you can help us by ordering cookies. All money raised will go to the Cancer Clinic at Belleville General Hospital.
Here’s how it works:
- Order by Wednesday, March 29th for pickup on Friday, March 31st at the location of your choice.
- Orders can be placed by sending a message or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate which location you want to pick the cookies up at.
The price is $10/dozen. Cash on pickup is preferred or e-transfer to email@example.com
We are also accepting general donations towards this great cause!
Please join us for a free information session and dinner! RSVP by Friday April 7th your attendance if you’re interested.
TCO Agromart is so proud to have had two customers represented as finalists in the 2022-2023 Sollio Next Generation Award in the Farm Succession Category! The Sollio Next Generation Award is a showcase for families and entrepreneurs that have successfully handed over a farm or started an agricultural or agri-food enterprise while ensuring the sustainability of the enterprise and equity for all involved. This year was the first year for the contest in Ontario and we are proud to have had two finalists from TCO Agromart- Chadwick Farms (right image), and Hakkesteegt’s Poultry Farm (left image). Both families have successfully made the transition from one generation to the next. The winner of the award was announced on February 23rd in Quebec City during Sollio Cooperative Group’s annual general meeting and Gala event where Hakkesteegt’s Poultry Farm were declared the winner.
We would like to congratulate both finalists from TCO Agromart for the time and effort they put into the contest. Full Story: https://t.co/PnMeBoA4aJ
Conditions for entering the Sollio Next Generation Contest:
- Be a member of an Agromart Retailer
- Be recommended by an Agromart Retailer
- Be less than 40 years old in the year of participation
- Farm Succession Category: Own a minimum of 5% of the shares of the farm, for a maximum for 10 years before participating in the contest.
- New Farm Enterprise Category: Be established for less than 10 years.
Register now for the 2023-2024 Sollio Next Generation Award by May 1st, 2023!
Register on Sollio’s Website: https://sollio.coop/en/SollioNextGenAward/AgromartComponent
Join us for 2023 Grower Information Days!
TCO Agromart is excited to be hosting two Spring Grower Information Days in early March! Join us for some informative presentations, lunch and more! The March 6th event will be held at Hero’s Landing in Trenton from 9:00am-4:00pm & the March 7th event will be held at the Napanee Strathcona Paper Centre from 9:30-3:00pm. See below for more details. Growers are welcome to attend either (or both!) events! We hope to see you there!
EDIT MARCH 3RD: TRENTON MEETING IS NOW FULL.