Updates on our international farm worker awareness campaign are provided below.
The weather in Southern Ontario was at it’s hottest when our HyperActive film crew visited; but what they found was really cool. In Chatham, they spent some time Truly Green Farms with Hilco Tamminga, the Operations and General Manager, where they met some of the international foreign workers – the people that come every year to prune, clip and harvest…Read More
Recently, Hyperactive travelled to Quinn Farm in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, Quebec, to interview owners Phil and Stephanie Quinn, and a few of their international farm workers. These interviews were the first of our production to be conducted entirely in French. Quinn Farm is a small, second-generation operation that harvests many different crops, including strawberries, blueberries, apples, and…Read More
Last week, Hyperactive interviewed workers and farmers at three farms in Southern Ontario: at Wilmot Orchards, at Lingwood Farms, and at Schuyler Farms. They were able to see a variety of farming types and crops ranging from blueberries to asparagus, from apples and cherries to corn and soy. they also met workers from a number of…Read More
On Wednesday, May 9, CHC and Hyperactive initiated production on the international farm worker awareness campaign by filming at SunTech Greenhouses, near Ottawa. Owners Bob Mitchell, and his wife, Carmen, were very accommodating and generous with their time. They introduced us to their international farm workers and explained how important they are to the year-round…Read More