What a difference a century makes for a cornerstone Niagara agricultural institution.
The Source's Mark Ciolfi reports from H.A.Staff Farms for The Vineland Growers Cooperative 100 Year Anniversary! What an incredible event that saw over 900 attend, including Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Vineland Co-op celebrates 100 years with visit by Premier
When the Vineland Growers Cooperative started operations in September, 1913, the well-known Lakehouse Restaurant at the shore north of Jordan Station was a private farmhouse belonging to one of the founders of the co-op. Fruit and vegetables were loaded aboard ships at a dock near the house, for transport to Toronto and from there to markets and towns across Ontario.