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The Hamilton Spectator 2012

spec photo 2Excerpt: Over the last few years, Rowena Cruz has developed a love for organic produce. Actually, it’s more of a passion. But she didn’t want to simply go to a market and buy those vegetables and fruits. She wanted to raise them herself and build a business through which she could share the food with others. Trouble is, she had no farming background and didn’t know how to go about learning the ropes. Then she heard about FarmStart.


20b3b91b4765b2905e16f764f0c7Excerpt: Just three months ago, the vegetables Rowena Cruz was tending were little green shoots struggling to peek above the ground at her Landmark Farm plot in Flamborough. Last week, those same veggies weighed down the table at her stall in Grimsby Farmers’ Market. There were glorious striped eggplants, leafy kale, heirloom plum and rainbow-coloured cherry tomatoes, bunches of plump basil and other herbs.