By Miranda Bolt
This past fall, at the Slate River Plowing Match Rural Heritage Days, Breukelman Potato Farm was presented with a very important award. Chosen as one of the Top 10 Farming Families in Ontario, they were recognized by the Bank of Montreal (BMO) and Ontario Plowman’s Association.
The BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards were created to recognize the achievements of farm families across Ontario. The Breukelman’s were also awarded this achievement at the September 26th International Plowing Match and Expo in Finch, Ontario, receiving a 2015 Ontario Farm Family gate sign.
Family farms in our region are certainly something to be proud of. Thunder Bay and area is unique in where it is located, and our entire community thrives when we support our local producers. A big congratulations to the Breukelman family on this great achievement!